Hand Crafted Soap and Ceramic Soap Dish

Join instructors Linda Hoover and Liz Wheeler as we explore simple soap making and create a dish to place your completed soap on.  Students can expect to learn a simple soap making process making bars of soap that they can apply at home on their own.  A simple dish to place bars of soap on will be made as well.

$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 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.

Kids’ Summer Camp: “Around the Ancient World”

July 30th- August 3rd:   10am- 3pm.

Kids ages 6-12 will spend five days learning, playing and creating in Clay on Main’s ceramics studio with instructors Liz, Ray, and Jasmine!  Each of the first four days will focus on ancient times in a different part of the world: Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.  Using techniques and materials from each, we’ll create a ceramic vessel or sculpture; we’ll also explore other crafts, music, and food.  The fifth day will be our chance to have an informal reception and share our work with family and friends.  While expressing themselves creatively and getting to know one another, campers will learn a bit of geography, history, chemistry, and geology.  Physical activity is sure to be part of each day, whether we go for a walk on a sunny day, or play active indoor games.

$300 per child ($275 for each sibling).  Clay on Main will provide snacks, but please pack a lunch.

To register your child, CLICK HERE.  Registering more than one child?  Give us a call to get the sibling discount!  610-987-0273.

Sock Monkeying Around Workshop

Learn how to take an ordinary pair of socks and transform them into a sweet and silly stuffed toy. Crafting sock monkeys is a great way to re-use materials, practice your sewing skills, and let your imagination have free rein – there’s no such thing as a wrong sock monkey! Liz Wheeler, experienced sock-monkey-maker, will introduce you to this fun activity.

This workshop is $50 for adults, $18 for students.

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 or call the studio at 610-987-0273!  Please register at least one week in advance, or call the studio to check for availability.

Ceramic Birdhouse Series, 4 Classes starting 3/24!

Join ceramics instructor Liz Wheeler during this 4-part series where participants will learn the ins and outs of ceramic birdhouse building!  Create your own birdhouse, learning what size and dimensions your house should have according to the avian visitors to your yard.  First session explores the beginnings of slab building, the process of using clay slabs to construct complex structures. The second session continues with slab building and joining techniques, while the third and fourth session explores finishing and surface decoration for your newly built abode.  Invite wildlife to your backyard through this simple and fun clay activity!  Finished bird houses will be fired and completed to be picked up at a later date.  Tea and cookies will be offered during work sessions.

All ages are welcome, but students 12 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays 3/24/18, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14 10am – 12pm

$150, $130 for members

Click Here to register!

Make Your Own Ceramic Birdhouse- 4 Sessions

Come to Clay on Main for a four-week series leading you through the design and construction of a birdhouse.  You’ll be guided step-by-step as you build a dwelling designed to attract wrens, chickadees, tree swallows, or house finches.  Students will be invited to decorate their birdhouses, guided by the birds’ preferences, of course!

All ages welcome, but students age 12 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

Saturdays from 12-2

April 22 & 29 and May 6 & 13

$140 per person, materials included ($120 for members).

 

CLICK HERE to register for this series!

Sock Monkey Workshop w/ Liz Wheeler- March 18th, 2017

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Learn how to take an ordinary pair of socks and transform them into a sweet and silly stuffed toy. Crafting sock monkeys is a great way to re-use materials, practice your sewing skills, and let your imagination have free rein – there’s no such thing as a wrong sock monkey! Liz Wheeler, experienced sock-monkey-maker, will guide you through the process of creating the basic form; you’ll provide the flair.

 Instructor: Liz Wheeler $50 + $10 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 1:00 PM. Class size is limited.

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

Creating a Fermentation Crock Workshop w/ Liz Wheeler- October 8th, 2016


fermentation crock 2Wild fermentation involves allowing natural processes to unfold, using gentle guidance on the part of the preparer. Airborne yeast settles on salted food and creates a delicious, pleasantly textured, side dish that is brimming with beneficial bacteria. We will create water-sealed crocks that allow for an almost care-free fermenting experience. The crocks, built of stoneware, will be waterproof, completely food-safe, and highly durable.

Instructor: Liz Wheeler $50 + $10 material cost

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 1:00 PM. Class size is limited.

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

NEW Workshop Schedule- Fall/Winter/Spring. Sign up anytime!

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  Our new workshop schedule is up!

Check out our events page for all of our NEW and returning workshops through Spring of 2017.  Don’t forget– you can register for workshops online!  Just click the highlighted ‘shop’ in the workshop for which you wish to register, or visit the shop here.

As always, you can register via phone by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.  Our workshops are Saturdays from 10am – 1pm, and most cost just $50 plus material fees.  Material fees can vary, so check your workshop’s page for specific fees, which can be paid during your time at the studio.

Hope to see you in the studio!

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Gallery Exhibition: Liz Wheeler and Kim Christman

MAKE DO

Recent works by Liz Wheeler and Kim Christman

Sunday January 10th to Sunday February 14th

Opening Reception Sunday January 10th 4 to 6 PM

Snow Date: Sunday January 17th

Closing: Sunday February 14th