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.  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.

Kids’ Summer Camp: Art Around the World!

Join us while we travel the globe without ever leaving the studio! While expressing themselves creatively and getting to know one another, campers will learn a bit of geography, history, chemistry, and geology.  Physical activity is sure to be part of each day, whether we go for a walk on a sunny day, or play active indoor games.  Camp runs 10am- 3pm each day.

$300 per child ($275 for each sibling).  Clay on Main will provide snacks, but please pack a lunch.

To register a child, CLICK HERE, or call 610-987-0273.  Please call to register multiple children for a sibling discount.

Make Your Own Clay Bread Baker Workshop

Instructors: Liz Wheeler and Amanda Condict

Bread baked in a ceramic vessel has a flavor and texture like no other. Replicating the benefits of baking in a brick oven, your bread will have a tender, moist interior and crispy, evenly golden crusts. The unglazed clay absorbs heat to ensure even baking on all sides, while the porous surface absorbs moisture. In this workshop, we’ll create lidded baking vessels that can be used in the oven, and are completely food-safe. You can decide whether you want a rectangular loaf or a round cloche.

$60 for each adult, $28 for school-aged children.

Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included. Our workshops are family-friendly; children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

To register online, click HERE!

Decorate A Cheese or Butter Bell Workshop

Instructor: Liz Wheeler

Dairy keeps best in bells, which are like upside-down bowls placed on platters. These vessels keep your cheese and butter fresh and free of unwanted odors, while allowing them to breathe and continue to mature. Come out to Clay on Main and choose a butter and cheese bell, wheel-thrown by our master potters, to decorate. We’ll provide underglaze paints, and you can pick up your pieces in a week – perfect for bringing to our next workshop, The Art of Cheesmaking!

$65 for each adult, $33 for school-aged children (includes a wheel-thrown bell and platter)

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 to register by phone, call 610-987-0273.

Funky Ferments Workshop

Instructors: Barb and Mike Dietrich and Wendy Gollwitzer

Wendy, of The Cottage Kitchen and Barb and Tom, owners of Oley Valley Organics farm and store, will share their knowledge about the ancient craft of fermenting foods. With a foundation of basic knowledge, anyone can create pickles, sauerkraut, kimchee, and much, much more. As winter approaches, it’s great to take advantage of this technique developed for preserving vegetables that also happens to create unique and delicious flavors. In class, we’ll create the beginnings of a sauerkraut for each student to take home; we’ll provide the (organic) cabbage!

$50 for each adult, $18 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 online, click HERE.  To register by phone, please call 610-987-0273.