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.

Clay on Main’s Annual Holiday Boutique

Join us as we turn our entire gallery space into a holiday boutique filled with handmade items to be sold.  Our Co-Op members are hard at work making everything from ceramics to textiles- there’s something for everyone!
We have several Open House dates, and will be participating in the Fall Into Winter Tour November 17 & 18, 10-5pm.  Boutique will be open regular gallery hours: Sundays 1-4pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10-2pm, Wednesdays 12-9pm- or give us a call!  If someone is in the studio, we can gladly have visitors for a special appointment!

Stop in during Half Moon shows and browse the gallery, or during classes and workshops too!

 

Decorate Your Own Fermentation Crock Workshop

Instructor: Liz Wheeler

People who get into fermenting love a good ceramic crock with a water seal. Clay on Main’s skilled potters have thrown crocks on the wheel, with a water seal, a lid, and a weight to keep your veggies submerged underwater. Come out to our studio to personalize your vessel using carving, colored slips, and oxides; you can pick up your glaze-fired piece two weeks later. You can use it for the Funky Ferments workshop, see below!

$75 for each adult, $43 for school-aged children (includes a wheel-thrown crock with a water-sealed lid & weight

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 via phone, please call 610-987-0273.

Don’t forget to register for the Funky Ferments Workshop HERE!

Tole Painting on Ceramics Workshop

Instructor: Lorraine A’Brunzo

Tole painting is a European folk art, originating in Germany and the Netherlands, that uses special brush techniques to decorate household items made of tin or wood. Lorraine A’Brunzo has adapted Tole painting for use on ceramics. Come and create your own wall hanging using Clay on Main’s ceramic pieces, or potters can bring in a bisqued piece to decorate.

$55 for each adult, $23 for school-aged children (includes a handmade ceramic wall hanging)

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.  Or register via phone by calling 610-987-0273.

Photo Lithography Workshop

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Do you have a wonderful image that would look fabulous on a ceramic vessel?  Lisa Gauker can guide you through the process of transferring a photo or text onto clay.

Photo Lithography is a simple way to transfer laser printed/xeroxed images onto clay surfaces.

Students need to bring:

  1. Laser printed or xerox copied images on regular bond paper (not photo printing paper and not ink jet prints).
  2. Leather hard pots with simple forms, like cylinder shaped mugs.  If you don’t have a pot ready, let us know!  We can provide a mug for a modest additional fee.

Saturday 4/7/18 10am to 12

 

Instructor: Lisa Gauker $40 + $15 materials fee

Clay on Main will be offering the following special one-day workshops throughout the season. The enrollment in the workshops is limited to allow hands-on activities; with a lot of one-to-one attention to insure that each individual reaches her/his full potential. Workshops run on Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00 PM. Class size is limited.

Visit our shop or call the studio to register for workshops.

Schedule a private crafting party today!

Clay on Main is happy to announce the addition of private crafting parties to our repertoire.

Creating arts and crafts is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family.  Clay on Main can schedule a time for your group to come out to our studio, where our skilled instructors will guide you through a simple and fun activity.  In addition to enjoying some good company, you and your guests will learn and new skill and get to take home a beautiful handmade work of art.  We can work in ceramics, fused glass, and felt, so you can choose the medium that suits you best.  The fee is $20 per person for the two-hour session ($100 minimum), and includes materials.  Call or email to schedule: clayonmain@gmail.org or 610-987-0273.

Porcelain Cookie Ornament Workshop for Families

Create a lovely gift for special teachers, friends, or family members while spending family time together at the studio.
Porcelain ornaments made at the
workshop will be fired and ready in time for holiday gifts.
$5 donation per family, no experience necessary.

Call the studio to register, 610-987-0273, or register online HERE.