Jammin’ for Dollars and Silent Auction

It’s Jammin’ time again!

Clay on Main invites you to our annual fundraiser, Jammin’ for Dollars to be held on Friday, April 17th at Clay on Main.

Doors open at 6 PM for appetizers and silent auction preview.
This relaxing evening includes dinner; a silent auction and an after dinner jam with your friends and neighbors.

Support Clay on Main while you enjoy homemade treats and listen to the music of local singer/songwriters.  If you play an instrument bring it along and jam – or just listen!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Mono Embroidery Workshop

Join Sandy Britland, fiber artist and our next exhibition curator, as you explore mono-printing and embroidery as art.  This workshop is suitable for beginners,  some materials will be provided.

$50 for adults, $30 for school-aged children.  To register for this workshop, please CLICK HERE, or call the studio at 610-987-0273.

Hand Crafted Soap and Ceramic Soap Dish

Join instructors Linda Hoover and Lizzie Wenrich to learn the craft of making cold process natural soap and a simple soap dish.  An ideal opportunity for home school students to combine science with a fun project and for anyone who desires learning the process.  Students will learn safety steps and the chemistry of making soap by the method used before commercial “soaps” were available.  Essential oils and their benefits will be explored. The instructor will prepare a batch of soap while teaching the process and each student will receive a portion to scent with essential oils as desired. A personalized ceramic soap dish will also be made and decorated by each participant.  Both items available for pick up at a later date.

$50 for adults, $30 for school aged children aged 10-14 years old..  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  $10 additional material cost paid on day of workshop.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Crayon Batik Workshop

Discover how simple wax crayon drawings can transform ordinary fabric when dyed!  Dolores Kirschner leads this fun, all ages workshop.  $50 per adult, $30 per school-aged child.

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register for this workshop, click HERE, or call 610-987-0273.

Pressed Leaf Dish Workshop

Join instructor Dolores Kirschner in the studio to make a beautiful and simple dish using real leaves!  This is a great way to bring a little bit of nature into your home, or give a plant lover the perfect gift.  All materials are provided, just bring your creativity.  This workshop is suitable for both adults and children, and makes for a lovely ‘Mommy and Me’ morning.  $45 for adults, $35 for school-aged children.

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.

Date Night at Clay on Main

Enjoy a night out with your sweetheart at Clay on Main!  This two hour workshop is for couples looking to enjoy some casual time together with other couples, making a ceramic project in our studio. BYOB and take a break during your time here and enjoy our unique space.  This workshop is geared towards adults.

Clay on Main offers workshops about twice a month, exploring diverse topics. Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.

Ceramic Birdhouse Series, 4 Classes starting 2/1

Join ceramics instructor Dolores Kirschner during this 4-part series where participants will learn the ins and outs of ceramic birdhouse building!  Create your own birdhouse, learning what size and dimensions your house should have according to the avian visitors to your yard.  First session explores the beginnings of slab building, the process of using clay slabs to construct complex structures. The second session continues with slab building and joining techniques, while the third and fourth session explores finishing and surface decoration for your newly built abode.  Invite wildlife to your backyard through this simple and fun clay activity!  Finished bird houses will be fired and completed to be picked up at a later date.  Tea and cookies will be offered during work sessions.

All ages are welcome, but students 12 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays 2/1, 2/8, 2/15/ 2/22,  10am – 12pm

$150, $130 for members

Click Here to register!

Opening Reception: Rebecca Ross

Berks County artist Rebecca Ross is having a solo exhibition at Clay on Main in Oley, PA from January 12 through February 16, 2020, with an opening reception on January 12th from 4-6pm. The show focuses on a group of figurative, religious oil pastels created over the past thirty years. Forty-one works will be featured in the show. Other series included in the show are based on yantras, Pennsylvania-German hex symbols and crop circle geometry.

Much of Rebecca’s work is made in an oil pastel, scratch board technique. Rebecca says, “ My artworks are made with both oil pastel and wax crayon. I create my own scratch board by blocking out large areas of the page with neon and glitter crayon. Location and size of the blocks of color are chosen based on anticipated placement of figures and symbols in the final work. After completing the base coat, I cover it with a mix of oil pastels. Different colors are put in different areas of the page. I favor darker colors for the outer layer. I draw with pen nibs for scratch board, combs, razor blades and map making tools. The work is both additive and subtractive, like oil painting. Part of the work is made by using oil pastels to draw over scratched areas.”

Rebecca has lived in Berks County for over twenty-six years. In the 1980s she received a B.F.A. in art from the University of Nebraska and an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from James Madison University in Virginia. Rebecca has an art studio in Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading. Six of her most recent works are also featured in the show. They are colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings based on live musical performances.

Create Your Own Talismans

Explore your personal talisman and symbology near the Winter Solstice with Dolores Kirschner, who will guide you through the process of sculpting and creating a small talisman of your very own to take home.

$45 for adults, $25 for school aged children.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.

Crafting Grab Bag

Come out to Clay on Main for a day of experimentation.  We’ll have at least three different crafting projects (ceramics, glass, fibers!) all set up, and  you can try as many as you’d like.  This is a great way to spend time together as a family and learn a new craft!

$35 per person.  Register at least one week prior to class to ensure enrollment.  A full refund will be given for any cancelled workshops.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration can be completed by contacting the studio during regular business hours, 610-987-0273, or by registering online HERE.