The Art of Cheesemaking Workshop

Instructor: Stefanie Angstadt

Stefanie and her colleagues have been producing cheese at the Valley Milkhouse since 2012, and believe it or not, she’s willing to share their secrets! Come spend a few hours learning the history, craft, and techniques of cheesemaking. We’ll provide the materials, and you’ll get to take home your cheese-in-the-making.

$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 for this workshop, click HERE!

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!

Bread from Scratch Workshop w/ The Oley Baker

Instructors: Pam and Tom Kopel of The Oley Baker

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children

Tom and Pam, also known as “the Oley Baker,” will share their knowledge about all things bread-related in this tasty workshop. You’ll learn all about leavening, kneading, and baking, including how to create your own sourdough starter, and how to harvest yeast from the air. Plan to sample some of their wares accompanied by butter and cheese from Valley Milkhouse. If you’re into bread, you should also look at our Bread Baker workshop as well!

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!

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.

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!

Succulents w/ Sandy Britland

Create a unique and varied mini succulent garden.  Succulents come in many shapes and sizes, and Sandy will help you craft a pleasing combination of varieties.  She will also explain how best to care for them.  This is a wonderful way to slow down and spend some time with nature.  Treat yourself to this nurturing and peaceful gardening adventure!

Saturday 6/16/18, 10am to 12pm.  $40 plus materials fee.

To register online, CLICK HERE.  To register via phone, call the studio at 610-987-0273.  Please register for workshops at least one week in advance, or call the studio to check availability if within one week of workshop.

It’s All About Cheese! w/ Valley Milkhouse

Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse will be on hand to share her love of cheese making.

Cheese will be available to sample, purchase and an informal Q&A about cheese making @ 3pm with Stefanie.

 

Feldenkrais Classes for the Fall

Want to try something new to keep your body moving?  Give Feldenkrais a try!

Feldenkrais exercises improve the body without stretching or muscular effort. The movements are remarkably gentle and done slowly, which contradicts almost every other physical exercise modality. With the Feldenkrais Method, improvements can seem to take place magically, easily, and often immediately. But why? How exactly does this remarkable form of exercise and treatments work? And, what can you do to increase its effectiveness and preserve its benefits for the longest possible time.

Check out our page to find our more!

Personal Care Products Workshop

Join Mikhaila Lapic-Lloyd from Paisley & Co, Kutztown as she teaches how to create a line of personal care products just for you. Mikhaila will show how to create balms,shampoos and body sprays that are natural and personalized.
Instructor: Mikhaila Lapic-Lloyd
$45 + $15 materials fee

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW