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.
Come create a luminous and functional work of art. Liz Wheeler 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 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, click HERE!
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.
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!
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:
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.
Thanks to everyone who made it out to Clay on Main’s annual Ice Cream Social and Open House event. Whether you were a participant or a volunteer, we couldn’t have done it without you! It was a successful day full of demos, projects, crafts, and of course, ICE CREAM!
Check out some of the happenings from the event:
Ice Cream bowls decorated for the Ice Cream Social.
Throwing on the wheel, making that perfect cylinder.
Serving up the perfect scoop!
Some great music while everyone enjoyed cool treats.
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.