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Clay Studio Touted for Its Contribution to Philadelphia Community Arts

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Sep 09, 2015

In a story in The Philadelphia Tribune, The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA) was recently highlighted for a commitment to arts education, receipt of grant funding from PNC Arts Alive, and for their upcoming Clay Fest, a free summer ceramics festival. The article noted that Clay Studio is just one of 22 select arts organizations in the Philadelphia and southern New Jersey region to receive funding from the PNC Arts Alive initiative for their “bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement.”

“We’re grateful to PNC for believing in the work we do to promote the ceramic arts in our community and for providing us with the funding through PNC Arts Alive that makes the Hands On Clay program possible,” said Christopher R. Taylor, president of The Clay Studio. “To be selected as a grantee is a real honor, placing us in an elite group of innovative thinkers with the common goal of increasing arts access.”

The upcoming Clay Fest event will feature hands-on, all-ages activities throughout the day that includes an ice cream social, live raku firing, music and more. “Through PNC Arts Alive, we continue to help invigorate local arts organizations while bringing new and exciting programs to our community,” said Paula Fryland, PNC regional president for Philadelphia-Southern New Jersey. “The creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the local arts community is evident in the programs that will be introduced, while enabling new visitors and residents alike to experience a diverse range of exhibits and performances.”

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About The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio is a nonprofit educational institution, gallery and studio dedicated to teaching, creating, supporting and promoting the ceramic arts. Since 1974, The Clay Studio has hosted and exhibited world-class ceramic artists and brought the joy of clay to thousands of children, students, artists and enthusiasts throughout the Philadelphia region. Both a community center and an arts institution of international stature, The Clay Studio seeks to make art accessible through the tactile medium of clay.

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