What do you want to do in clay?



we have 2 big events coming up in October!

POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) is Sunday October 20, 2019, from 12 - 6. We will be featuring the functional and sculptural work of BHCS members and staff. More info here!

The West Philly Artists Yard Sale Returns on Sunday October 27 from 12 -4. More info here!

Thursday & Friday 12 - 6 | Saturday & Sunday 10-4

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.


Many of your questions can be answered by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions page, from membership queries to kiln rentals.

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Classes for All Levels

Ceramics classes at BHCS allow students to fully explore the ceramic medium and its possibilities. All classes are small (never more than 12 people), with individualized attention for each student. 

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We carry three varieties of clay available for purchase by members, students and the general public.

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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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Weekend Open Studios are a great way for experienced clay artists to work in a fully equipped ceramics studio on an a la carte basis.

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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.