On the road

On the road

Thursday, December 14 was a special day for the Art and Advocacy class. The class took a trip down to Philadelphia to meet with the Bethesda Project staff and explore the renowned organization The Clay Studio in Old City. It was a cold afternoon filled with wind gusts...
Finding strengths

Finding strengths

“Yo, can someone put a handle on this one for me?” Ben set a delicate marbled porcelain cup on the studio table. He’d just finished trimming the piece, and trimming had enhanced a swirled pattern of mixed clays. (Since a recent shopping trip, we’ve all been on a...
Instructions not included

Instructions not included

In just over a month, we will be coming together to share a simple meal while helping raise money for Bethesda Project. Each week brings more work to check off the list, and this past week has been no different. The Art and Advocacy group has been working, it seems...
Progress and Giving Thanks

Progress and Giving Thanks

For the past few Saturdays, the studio has been open, busy with students, families, friends, and alumni from both Malvern Prep and Villa Maria throwing cups, trimming bottoms, pulling handles, and glazing fired cups. On Saturday, November 18, the studio was closed so...
Teaching is Learning

Teaching is Learning

As a student learning is part of our daily lives. We interact with teachers and learn from them. On the night of November 2, the Art and Advocacy class became teachers and gave lessons to the Mother’s Club on how to throw cups, paint and make slab cups. John McGlinn...