Happy New Year!! I am ecstatic to finally make public the news that MCP has secured a lease for our new space! Some of you may be surprised that it is NOT in the former Oscar Mayer property as previously intended. Instead, Midwest Clay Project will move in March 2020 to:
78 NORTH BRYAN STREET
The Details: -78 N Bryan Street (near intersection of Milwaukee St and Fair Oaks Ave.) -4800 sq ft (3x our current studio!) -classroom studio and common studio -8 private studio spaces (roughly 10’x10′) -space for up to 4 electric kilns -glaze and clay mixing room -keypad door access -24/7 member access -concrete floors -close to the bike path and yummy restaurants
Happy Holidays from Midwest Clay Project! We hope you enjoy some well-deserved time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family as 2019 comes to a close. Our hours for Kids’ Open Studio and Adult Open Studio over the next couple of weeks are listed below:
Happy Thanksgiving!! We here at MCP are taking a break from preparing and firing pottery for our December 6th Holiday Sale to enjoy some time around the table with family and friends.
As a result we will be closed Wednesday 11/27 to Friday 11/29. Drop-In hours will resume on Small Business Saturday 11/30 1-5pm.
As I reflect upon what I have to be thankful for I can’t help but think of the amazing community of makers and friends that has developed over the past nine years at Midwest Clay Project. I am excited to see how MCP grows and develops as we embark on filling out our new studio space!
Midwest Clay Project is proud to co-sponsor this year’s Atwood Winnebago Winter Festival! Stop by our studio to buy one-of-a-kind gifts, try your hand on the potter’s wheel, or sign up for a class. This family-friendly event offers the opportunity to chat with the artists, watch process demonstrations, try throwing a pot, enjoy refreshments, and purchase from a selection of the latest and greatest ceramics produced by some of MCP’s current studio members. Cash or cards only please.
Now is the time to sign up for a clay class at Midwest Clay Project! We have spaces open in our Late Fall Classes. This session runs 10/29 – 12/14 (no classes the week of Thanksgiving) and classes meet once per week. Make your holiday gifts from scratch this season or treat yourself to an enjoyable experience and make new friends in our clay community!
Stop in to Midwest Clay Project this Friday, October 4th, 5-9pm to check out this Fall’s Gallery Night exhibition and sale. We will have an eclectic selection of Studio Members’ work on view, refreshments available, and live making demonstrations throughout the evening! Come early for the best selection!
We will also have Brooke Norstead from the UW-Madison Geology Museum onsite during the event with geological samples of raw materials commonly used in ceramic glaze recipes. Prepare to be amazed!
Our future neighbor, The Bodgery, will be holding a Grand Opening event today 9/21/19, 12-5pm at 740 Oscar Ave. Stop by to see all the cool making possibilities available at their new 14,000 sf location! MCP will be set up next door with information about what is coming this October for us at 742 Oscar Ave! See you there!