Jammin’ for Dollars and Silent Auction

It’s Jammin’ time again!

Clay on Main invites you to our annual fundraiser, Jammin’ for Dollars to be held on Friday, April 17th at Clay on Main.

Doors open at 6 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!


Plan Your Summer Herb Garden

Dolores Kirschner, owner operator of Classic Flowers and Herbs and a grower of herbs for local retailers, will discuss the best management practices to grow healthy herbs in your garden setting.  Whether you’re looking for culinary , medicinal, or ornamental varieties, Dolores will be able to guide each participant towards the best assortment of herbs to grow for each application.  Plant care, light requirements, and harvesting will be discussed as well.  Come learn a bounty of information about including herbs in your garden this summer!

$40 per adult, or $20 per school-aged child.

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.  All prices include materials.  Unless otherwise noted, workshops are open to all ages, but children aged 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

To register online, click HERE.  To register via the phone, call 610-987-0273.

Opening Reception: Rebecca Ross

Berks County artist Rebecca Ross is having a solo exhibition at Clay on Main in Oley, PA from January 12 through February 16, 2020, with an opening reception on January 12th from 4-6pm. The show focuses on a group of figurative, religious oil pastels created over the past thirty years. Forty-one works will be featured in the show. Other series included in the show are based on yantras, Pennsylvania-German hex symbols and crop circle geometry.

Much of Rebecca’s work is made in an oil pastel, scratch board technique. Rebecca says, “ My artworks are made with both oil pastel and wax crayon. I create my own scratch board by blocking out large areas of the page with neon and glitter crayon. Location and size of the blocks of color are chosen based on anticipated placement of figures and symbols in the final work. After completing the base coat, I cover it with a mix of oil pastels. Different colors are put in different areas of the page. I favor darker colors for the outer layer. I draw with pen nibs for scratch board, combs, razor blades and map making tools. The work is both additive and subtractive, like oil painting. Part of the work is made by using oil pastels to draw over scratched areas.”

Rebecca has lived in Berks County for over twenty-six years. In the 1980s she received a B.F.A. in art from the University of Nebraska and an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from James Madison University in Virginia. Rebecca has an art studio in Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading. Six of her most recent works are also featured in the show. They are colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings based on live musical performances.

Crafting Grab Bag

Come out to Clay on Main for a day of experimentation.  We’ll have at least three different crafting projects (ceramics, glass, fibers!) all set up, and  you can try as many as you’d like.  This is a great way to spend time together as a family and learn a new craft!

$35 per person.  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.

Open Mic Night @ the Half Moon Cafe

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.

2019 Dates: Jan. 7, Feb 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6, Jun. 3, Jul. 8, Aug. 5, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2.