A gallery? A studio? A shop? A community center? A school? Yes- The Clay Studio in Fishtown is all of these things and more. Founded by art students in 1974, it’s gone from a shared studio space to a central force in Philadelphia’s arts community. You can make art during their free Hands on Clay events: Clay Studio Philadelphiasupport local artists while shopping for a mug (or other cool stuff) in their store:

Clay Studio Philadelphia
Tobey’s mug choice

I love the “mug wall” that lets you handle the choices first to find the perfect fit:

view new works in their gallery space:

or take a class or workshop or attend summer camp. They offer classes in their gorgeous light filled studios for all levels from families to experienced artists – including a fun “date night” program that includes wine and snacks while you and your date create a masterpiece.

They also offer resident and guest artist programs for ceramics professionals… and run a community outreach program that brings the arts to schools and community centers throughout Philadelphia. If you are lucky, try to attend an event on their amazing roof deck:

Clay Studio Philadelphia
P.S. Dilly loves her hand-made water bowl😽😽

Tobey says: Fun! And I love my coffee mug!


Location: Fishtown