What do you want to do in clay?


Black Hound Clay Studio is an inclusive community space for ceramic artists located in the heart of West Philadelphia right off Cedar Park. Offering affordable studio workspace, classes and events throughout the year, BHCS aims to be the locus of the Philadelphia ceramics community west of the Schuylkill River.


Classes for All Levels

Our 10 week classes allow students to fully explore the ceramic medium and its possibilities. All classes are small (never more than 10 people), with individualized attention for each student. 

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Birthday Parties & Events

Black Hound Clay Studio is a great place to host a creative event for you and your closest friends! Reasonably priced and all inclusive, you bring the cake, wine and decorations, we'll bring the clay!

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One Night Clay Workshops

Designed for the beginner in mind, our one night clay workshops include everything - instruction, tools and materials! Just bring your bad self (and maybe a bottle of wine).

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Looking for a space to launch yourself as an artist? Black Hound Clay Studio offers inexpensive studio space. Membership entitles you to 24/7 hour access, dedicated storage and work space for members only, and reasonably priced firing fees.



Have a project in mind and need studio space for a finite amount of time? Taking place each Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, Open Studios allow experienced clay students access to fully equipped studio and dedicated storage space. Open studios are uninstructed but monitored, you must have experience working in clay to participate.