What do YOU want to do in clay?

Try it out for one night to see how you like it.

Black Hound holds one night clay workshops several times a month. From planters to mugs to holiday ornaments, each class has easy step by step instruction great for beginners who have never touched clay before. Your project is then fired, glazed and available for pick up in a few weeks. A fun night for friends, partners and spouses. BYOB if you wish! To see our upcoming clay workshops, check out our web store here.

Go in depth and hone your skills in a semester length class.

Black Hound offers wheelthrowing and handbuilding classes each semester. 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. To see our upcoming clay classes, check out our web store here.


Work independently on your own clay projects in our fully equipped ceramics studio.

Have a project in mind and need studio space for a finite amount of time? Our Saturday Open Studios might be a good solution. Taking place each Saturday 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 by Black Hound members; you must have experience working in clay to participate. To buy an open studio, check out our web store here.

Become a Black Hound Clay Studio member.

Looking for a space to launch yourself as an artist? Black Hound Clay Studio offers inexpensive studio space for the serious artist. Full membership entitles you to 24/7 hour access, dedicated storage and work space for members only, and reasonably priced firing fees. Weekend membership allows you access to all Saturday Open Studios and dedicated storage space. For more information on the different levels of membership and to apply, check out our members page.


Host a private event or birthday party at our studIo.

Black Hound Clay Studio is a great place to host a creative event, teambuilding activity or birthday party for you and your closest friends! Our classroom can accommodate up to 16 kids or 12 adults. You get to decide what project you'd like to make, and we take it from there. Reasonably priced and all inclusive, you bring the cake, wine and decorations, we'll bring the clay! For more information and to book a party, please fill out our contact form.

Black Hound Clay Studio is an 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.