Tie-Dyeing Workshop

Tie-Dyeing

Instructors: Dolores Kirschner and JoAnn Morrell

Tie-dyeing is a simple craft that’s fun to do with friends. We’ll provide t-shirts, or bring your own shirt or other piece of fabric (cotton only, please!) Dolores and JoAnn will use their knowledge of color theory and textiles to help you create a vibrant, harmonious combination of color and pattern.

$50 for each adult, $18 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 for this workshop, click HERE.

Jammin’ for Dollars and Silent Auction

It’s that time again!

Jammin' for Dollar prep.
Jammin’ for Dollar prep.

Clay on Main invites you to our annual fundraiser, Jammin’ for Dollars to be held on Friday, April 12th at Clay on Main.

Doors open at 6:30 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

Fused Glass Bowls Workshop

Instructor: Dolores Kirschner

Come create a luminous and functional work of art. Dolores will lead you through the process of using brightly colored glass to create simple patterns. All work is done at room temperature and is accessible to students ages 4 and up of all skill levels. Your creations will be fired and available for later pickup. Fused glass creations are utterly lovely with an inviting surface – you’re sure to be pleased!

$50 for each adult, $18 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!

It’s a GIVING time of year!

Every year Clay on Main sends out it’s Annual Appeal letter, which includes updates on projects happening around the studio and different events we’ve held. Needless to say, it’s been another busy year!  This is because of the hard work of many and donations to keep our events running.

  We couldn’t do all the things we do without YOU!  Please read our Annual Appeal, and we hope to see you in the studio!

Click HERE to read the Appeal.

Clay on Main Fosters an Environment to Grow and Learn

As many of you studio-goers know, Clay on Main sees many visitors through it’s doors.  We have been fortunate enough to foster the type of learning environment that allows children and adults alike to create in clay, while exploring ideas and developing a comfort level with the medium.  To say that working with clay is therapeutic is an understatement!  Just like a warm home-cooked meal, clay has the ability to draw us together and open up our senses.

We’ve always taken pride in the good that a little hunk of clay in warm hands can do.  Last Spring, the studio hosted The Sisterhood of Reading, a lovely collective of ladies who are creating a positive environment for African-American women in the area through mentorship. They wasted no time in creating beautiful clay mugs, as well as painting handmade bowls for the ‘Souper Bowl’, Opportunity House’s annual fundraiser.  They were happy to share some of their photos with us on our Facebook page recently, and we’re happy to share them with you!

We always love new faces, but our hope is that new faces become long recognized faces as we see them come back again and again!

 

Check out a little of what the ladies from The Sisterhood of Reading created at Clay on Main:

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Annual Board Meeting- Sept. 20th, 6:30 PM

Every year Clay on Main’s Board sits down to discuss the year in review, as well as goals and needs for the upcoming year.  This board meeting is open to anyone interested in the state of Clay on Main.

This year’s board meeting will take place on

hand-1299663TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20th, at 6:30 PM.

A light snack will be available, as well as time to discuss and share ideas for the new year.

MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDARS!  Clay on Main has grown in leaps and bounds in the past year, and we will continue to do great things as we look towards the future.  Thanks for being a part of it all!

 

Clay on Main represented at Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival

Dolores working with clay.
Dolores working with clay.

Clay on Main was happy to be represented at the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival on July 10th, 2016.  It was our second year attending the event, with fearless leader Dolores Kirschner manning a stand and demonstrating ceramics to passersby.  This event is held every year at Maier’s Grove in Blandon, PA.  Clay on Main adds a unique element to the music themed festival, and we were just so glad to participate!

Read a little about what Maidencreek Festival organizers have to say about Clay on Main here.

Dolores Kirschner mans the table representing Clay on Main.
Dolores Kirschner mans the table representing Clay on Main.

clay on main @ Maidencreek

John Paul II Center gets excited about the new mural at Clay on Main

As many CoM supporters know, we see students from the John Paul II Center from time to time in the studio as they join Dolores and other studio volunteers to explore their creativity through clay.  We’ve been fortunate to organize a mural project with the JPII Center and Nancy Yeager, poet laureate, who wrote a poem inspired by statements from the students.  The mural itself is slated to be completed in the Fall of 2016.

The Center updated their students, faculty, and family members to the potential design of the mural as well.  Check out what they have to say about the project here!

Also, check back often as we update the timeline and the grand unveiling of this great project involving Clay on Main, poet laureate Nancy Yeager, and the John Paul II Center.

 

Herb Workshop

Join us for a workshop about growing, using, and harvesting herbs. Learn how to use herbs for cooking, medicine, and more. Workshop includes hands-on activities, handouts, and a complementary herb plant.

Instructor: Dolores Kirschner

$35, no materials fee

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW