The American Philosophical Society is happy to partner with The Clay Studio for the second feature in the “Useful Knowledge 101” series running throughout the APS Museum’s In Franklin’s Footsteps exhibition. Bringing the spirit of Benjamin Franklin back to Old City, the series will provide you with engaging, educational, and useful information. This feature will be held at the Clay Studio (139 N. 2nd St.).
At “Useful Knowledge 101: Wild Clay,” The Clay Studio’s Resident Artist, Nate Willever, will demonstrate the basics of making forms on the pottery wheel and how he works with local wild clay dug up in Perryville Maryland. Participants will have a chance to work with the wild clay and make a tile that will be glaze fired and available for pick up from The Clay Studio 2-3 weeks after the event.
IMPORTANT NOTE – Event will take place at The Clay Studio – 139 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
About the Artist & APS
Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME.
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