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: support local artists while shopping for a mug (or other cool stuff) in their store:
I love the “mug wall” that lets you handle the choices first to find the perfect fit:
view new works in their gallery space:
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:
Tobey says: Fun! And I love my coffee mug!