Clay on Main

In 2015, a new artisan joined the MCOTMF. Clay on Main, a not-for-profit Art Studio in Oley, used a Berks County Foundation Rural Arts Grant to bring clay, potters’ wheels and expert instructors to the Festival. The instructors taught participants how to throw a pot.


While throwing a pot is not playing music, pottery is a craft common in the era of Old-time music. Their booth will be right next to Pavilion A (the Stage).


You can try your hand at throwing a pot from Noon to 3:00 PM.


Clay on Main has its Studio at 313 Main Street in Oley to offer artists time and space to create in clay. The studio developed from a collaboration of artists who regularly work together. Each person brings their own style and ability to a cooperative studio environment that allows discovery, collaboration, and personal development.


Clay on Main's Artists teach community classes and workshops in clay for adults and children, host professional workshops, collaborate with other non-profit organizations to offer learning opportunities through art, and hold public lectures and events. Clay on Main also houses a cooperative gallery which serves as a venue for the display and sale of members’ and guest artists’ work.


The studio is also home to the Half Moon Cafe, a venue for local musicians. In addition to the Half Moon's twelve concerts per year, Clay on Main also hosts a monthly musical open mic on the first Monday of each month and a monthly ukulele jam on the last Sunday of the month.


Visit Clay on Main's website.