Join us while we travel the globe without ever leaving the studio! 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. Camp runs 10am- 3pm each day.
$300 per child ($275 for each sibling). Clay on Main will provide snacks, but please pack a lunch.
To register a child, CLICK HERE, or call 610-987-0273. Please call to register multiple children for a sibling discount.
Instructor: Lisa Gauker
Surround yourself with the heavenly smell of beeswax, while crafting a richly layered, gorgeous painting. Encaustic is an ancient technique used by contemporary artists, where molten beeswax and resin over paint create luminous effects. This technique creates depth because of its multiple layers. Come with an idea or just let the medium guide your creative process. No painting experience necessary.
$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children.
To register online, click HERE, or register by calling the studio at 610-987-0273. Please register at least one week prior to workshop, or call the studio to check for availability if within one week.
Rachel Yoder, a PA Dutch folk artist with deep familial roots in the Oley Valley, will exhibit her work at Clay on Main’s gallery from January 27 to February 17. The opening, on Sunday, January 27 from 4-6pm, is free and open to the public. Viewers can expect to see brightly colored painting of abstracted figures and patterns derived from plants and animals in a bold graphic style, often painted on wood. Her work is focused on contemporary interpretations of fraktur style painting and portraits of der Belsnickel. She has exhibited at Tyler School of Art, Kutztown University and The Hex Factory gallery. Yoder explains, “Clay on Main is where I have always envisioned my work being able to shine; especially since my family is out of Oley, and it’s a very special and sacred place to me.”
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.
Join us as we turn our entire gallery space into a holiday boutique filled with handmade items to be sold. Our Co-Op members are hard at work making everything from ceramics to textiles- there’s something for everyone!
We have several Open House dates, and will be participating in the Fall Into Winter Tour November 17 & 18, 10-5pm. Boutique will be open regular gallery hours: Sundays 1-4pm, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10-2pm, Wednesdays 12-9pm- or give us a call! If someone is in the studio, we can gladly have visitors for a special appointment!
Stop in during Half Moon shows and browse the gallery, or during classes and workshops too!
Instructor: Lorraine A’Brunzo
Tole painting is a European folk art, originating in Germany and the Netherlands, that uses special brush techniques to decorate household items made of tin or wood. Lorraine A’Brunzo has adapted Tole painting for use on ceramics. Come and create your own wall hanging using Clay on Main’s ceramic pieces, or potters can bring in a bisqued piece to decorate.
$55 for each adult, $23 for school-aged children (includes a handmade ceramic wall hanging)
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. Or register via phone by calling 610-987-0273.
Printmaking is a wonderful way to explore texture and bold graphic markmaking. Monoprinting inspires an especially immediate, fresh approach, as each print is completely unique. JoAnn will show you how to make monoprints for greeting cards, to display, or to use in your collage and art work. We’ll be working with acrylic paints and gelatin plates. We’ll learn how to create texture, pattern and interest in the prints using everything from stamps to things you find around the house or in nature. (Hint- Mother’s Day is coming up! )
Saturday 6/16/18 10am to 12, $40 plus materials fee.
To register online, CLICK HERE. To register via phone, call the studio at 610-987-0273. Please register at least one week in advance, or call the studio to check availability within one week of workshop.
Join us in the Clay on Main galleries as we invite local artists and friends of Clay on Main who have previously shown within our walls to exhibit work that focuses on the treatment and application of ‘surface’. Exhibiting artists will include, Mary Ann Conway, Rhonda Counts, Lisa Gauker, Dolores Kirschner, Pirjo L’Esperance, Ron Schira, and Joshua Steffy and includes works of ceramics, painting, encaustic, and photography- all showcasing the different approaches to creating surface.
Opening Exhibition runs from 4-6pm.
Show runs May 20th- June 17th.
Encaustic is an ancient technique used by contemporary artists. It is the process of using molten beeswax and resin over paint to create luminous effects. This technique creates depth because of its multiple layers. No painting experience necessary.
Instructor: Lisa Gauker $50 + $20 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.