Felting Basics Workshop

Instructor: Sandra Britland

Enjoy a cozy morning working with felt, a wonderfully accessible, friendly, pliable material. In addition to functional items such as hats and purses, felt can even be shaped into whimsical sculptures. Come to Clay on Main to gain some new skills and spend time working with your hands under the expert guidance of Sandra Britland.

$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 for this workshop, click here!  Or register by phone by calling 610-987-0273.

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.

Open Mic @ the Half Moon

Meadowood is pleased to sponsor Clay on Main’s monthly open mic in the Half Moon Cafe – 313 Main Street, Oley, PA. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the first Monday of each month musicians are invited to perform up to three tunes (about 15 minutes). The Half Moon asks that performers bring instrumentation that doesn’t require significant set-up time and choose songs with lyrics that are appropriate for a family audience. Clay on Main asks each adult to donate $5 to help keep the lights on. Please park in the nearby church lot, not on the street.

2018 DATES: FEB 5, MAR 5, APR 2, MAY 7, JUN 4, JUL 2, AUG 6, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 5, DEC 3

Glass Ornaments Workshop

Instructor: Dolores Kirschner

Working with fused glass is easy and rewarding. Dolores Kirschner will lead you through a simple, intuitive process that is accessible to ages 4 and above and all skill levels. Clay on Main will fire your ornaments into a colorful, translucent ornament, to be picked up later. This workshop is perfect for creating gifts, or for just spending some quality time with a loved one.

$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 for this workshop, click HERE.  Or call the studio at 610-987-0273.

Open Mic @ the Half Moon

Meadowood is pleased to sponsor Clay on Main’s monthly open mic in the Half Moon Cafe – 313 Main Street, Oley, PA. From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the first Monday of each month musicians are invited to perform up to three tunes (about 15 minutes). The Half Moon asks that performers bring instrumentation that doesn’t require significant set-up time and choose songs with lyrics that are appropriate for a family audience. Clay on Main asks each adult to donate $5 to help keep the lights on. Please park in the nearby church lot, not on the street.

2018 DATES: FEB 5, MAR 5, APR 2, MAY 7, JUN 4, JUL 2, AUG 6, SEP 3, OCT 1, NOV 5, DEC 3

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!

The Beauty of Plants in Detail Workshop

Instructor: Susan Munch

We will focus in on the finest patterns in plant structure, using detailed drawings and/or close-up photography.  Participants will use magnifying glasses and microscopes to dive into layers of miniature detail, and Susan will help you depict them with pencil and paper, or using a camera.  When you sign up for the workshop please indicate whether you are more interested in drawing or in photography.   If primarily the latter, you will need to bring your own camera capable of taking close-up pictures.  If you are combining the two methods you will be able to take a turn with the instructor’s camera.

$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 for this workshop, click HERE. Or register by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.