House tiles from a Claymobile summer residency. 
FOURTH EDITION: Heading back into the school year with the Claymobile!

A summer complete with mugs, bobble heads, and butter dishes! 
The Claymobile had another jammed packed summer with residencies, workshops, and festivals all throughout the city. We returned to many familiar sites like 11th Street Family Health Services and Project HOME, and made connections with new community members like Grace Trinity Academy and Jane Addams Place Shelter. We love partnering with new sites who encourage us to think outside of the box. At Grace Trinity Academy we focussed on lessons from around the world. Our Teaching Artist created butter dishes with students to celebrate the food of France, blue and white decorated bowls inspired by Chinese porcelain, and safari animals representative of the African deserts. Students were able to make connections between their creations and different world cultures! 

As summer comes to a close, we are looking forward to a new school year. As a team, we take time in August to reflect on lessons learned and begin planning for upcoming residencies. If you are interested in learning more about the Claymobile, or are ready to schedule sessions for the fall, please reach out soon! Our schedule fills up quickly as September approaches. 

Spotlight: Did you know the Claymobile is for adults too? 
The Claymobile is well known as a program for children, but did you know we work with adults as well? Over the past year we held a workshop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their young friends group, several workshops at different InnovAge LIFE sites with their older adult day program, and a workshop for college students at Drexel University. We love sharing clay with all members of our community. With our talented team of teaching artist, we can customize staff bonding workshops for your company retreat, a relaxing creative clay workshop for an older adult program, or any other group that wants to have fun with clay! The photo on the right is from a one-time workshop held at Active Day of Center City with their older adult population. 

Interested in bringing Claymobile to your school or organization?
Visit us at to fill out our partnership form.

Megan Millman
Community Engagement Manager
215-925-3453 x15
Calling all teachers and OST-providers! The Clay Studio Happy Hour
Join us on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm to learn more about The Clay Studio's on site-programs and the Claymobile while enjoying snacks and drinks! During the happy hour, you will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of our studios and exhibitions, try the potter's wheel, and talk with staff about opportunities for your students. Teacher and community partners are welcome. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register.

Join us for Clay Fest and other FREE Hands-On Clay events!
Wheel Battles at the Food Trust's Night Market -  Thursday, August 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm 
Group Sculpt Planters at Jazz on the Ave - Saturday, August 17 from 12 pm to 5 pm 
The Clay Studio's First Friday Pop-In Workshop - Friday, September 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm
The Clay Studio's Clay Fest  - Saturday, September 14 from 11 am to 4 pm 

Keep up to date with new events here

Check out our work!
Teaching Artist Shannon Jones with a summer Claymobile student. They are working on bobble head creations that will be bisque fired in our kilns and cold finished with acrylic paints!
Claymation in action! This photo is from a claymation workshop hosted at Cecil B. Moore Library. You can check out the final video here on our YouTube page. 
Teaching Assistant Lauren Poor playing our new Claymobile memory game with a student at our summer residency with Project HOME. Each pair of cards highlights an artists' work who we sell in our shop at The Clay Studio. Check out the work for sale in our online shop
Teaching Artist Maria Albornoz captivating students with her coil bowl demo at a Claymobile workshop held at ADAC Youth and Family Development
Mugs are one of the most popular projects for Claymobile lessons. They are familiar to nearly everyone! Check out this funky handled mug designed by a student in a class with Teaching Artist Drew Schenck
This photo captures a fun moment of Claymobile in the rain! Teaching Artist Shannon Jones was not deterred by a few rain drops in her polkadot poncho! 
Thank you to all of our Claymobile sponsors

The William Penn Foundation • The Philadelphia Cultural Fund • The Connelly Foundation • The Zeldin Family Foundation 
Lincoln Financial Foundation • LMG NOL, LLC  • The Sheila Fortune Foundation • Rosenlund Family Foundation
RJ Foundation • Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation • Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial  • The Bronxville School
C. Eugene Ireland Foundation • Kistler Tiffany Benefits • Alston-Beech Foundation • Kinder Morgan Foundation 
• Fox and Roach Charities • Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition • Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. 
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Fall 2018 Claymobile Newsletter

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