Hand Crafted Cocktail Workshop

Thursday, July 27
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Members: $40.00 · Non-Members: $45.00

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Join The Clay Studio and New Liberty Distillery for a spirited tasting and mixology workshop! Mingle in our galleries and enjoy some libations from New Liberty while learning to make a superb craft cocktail that you can make at home. Ticket price includes a handmade cocktail tumbler by ceramic artist Melissa Mytty that you will get to use during the event and keep afterwards.

Vice and Virtue: Jessica Brandl


April 7 through May 7, 2017

Jessica Brandl, a native Midwesterner, works in ceramics, drawing and, painting. 
Set in landscapes with looming architecture, turbulent skies, and misplaced objects, Brandl’s work exposes historical and eccentric places engulfed in psychological scenarios - both sinister and sublime. Surprising spatial arrangements and disjunctive scale shifts support a voyeuristic sense of seeing things from the inside out. Her current work serve as pointed souvenirs of history and the path to American-ness.

Jessica Brandl received her MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is currently a Visiting Professor and Resident Artist at Tyler School of Art.

The Philadelphia Potters

Wednesday, April 26 through Sunday, April 30

The Philadelphia Potters Urban Studio Tour

The members of The Philadelphia Potters (TPP) joined together to promote the creativity, diversity, and excellence of functional pottery being made in Philadelphia, and within our extended community of peers. Our objective is to educate, inspire, and inform the Philadelphia audience and beyond.

Artist Workshop with Jessica Brandl

Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Telling Stories with Clay: The Vessel as Canvas & Archive
Jessica Brandl
$195/$180 Members

This workshop explores the power of narrative images on clay and how you can utilize 3D printed elements and drawings to construct a narrative image that informs both the picture and form. The use of virtual artifacts, drawing and transfer methods with stencils as well as the use of underglaze and glaze as paint are covered. Ceramic 3D printing, handbuilding, wheel throwing, and press molding techniques are demonstrated to produce sculptural vessels with dynamic compositions. All levels welcome with some clay experience. (Please note: this workshop is Saturday from 10am-5pm & Sunday from 10am-4pm with a 1 hour lunch.)

Jessica Brandl attended Concordia University for drawing and painting. She then attended The Kansas City Art Institute to study ceramics and art history earning her BFA. Brandl received her MFA from The Ohio State University and is the recipient of awards including the Fergus Scholarship Award, and Fergus Installation Grant. She has been awarded numerous residencies including The Armory Center in Palm Beach, FL, the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art in Newcastle, ME, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and was recently awarded a residency at the Ceramics Program Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA.

Hand Crafted Fermentation Workshop

Saturday, April 22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Members: $30.00 · Non-Members: $35.00

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Fight fermentation fear!  Join Amanda Feifer, author of Ferment Your Vegetables and the fermentation blog Phickle, to learn everything you ever wanted to know about vegetable fermentation.  In this hands-on, snack-filled workshop, the basics of both salted (think sauerkraut) and brined (think pickles) fermented vegetables will be covered.

Amanda will discuss the health benefits of fermented vegetables and the inherent safety of the process while sharing all the tips, tricks, and science you need to make your best vegetable ferments.

All participants will go home with ceramic pickle weights, handmade by Clay Studio Resident Artist Amy Shindo, ready-to-ferment jars of brined and salted vegetables, and all the know-how needed to make your best tasty, probiotic treats!