EIN 23-7380408

The Clay Studio

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
The Clay Studio is a educational and arts organization dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary and traditional ceramic arts and the work of New Clay Artists.
Total revenues
Total expenses
Total assets
Num. employees

Program areas at The Clay Studio

The artist-in-residence program is an important creative engine at The Clay Studio. As a part of The institution since our founding in 1974, this is one of our foundational programs. Partially underwritten by an endowment, The program provides funded fellowships, Studio space, shared resources, and mentoring from The professional staff. Each artist has a solo exhibition, is part of group exhibitions, and participates in group critiques and Studio visits with visiting artists and curators. This professional springboard has propelled hundreds of artists on to successful artistic careers over The last nearly 50 years.
The gallery and exhibitions program at The Clay Studio showcases The work of over 300 local, national, and international ceramic artists annually. We annually curate and present multiple exhibitions - both solo and group shows - in our galleries, as well as lectures, panel discussions, and artist talks. The gallery is a leader in presenting contemporary ceramics, engaging audiences with relevant programming, and catalog publishing. During The pandemic our lectures shifted online and increased in frequency to serve people looking for connection through The arts - today we continue The practice with a hybrid series. These events create an opportunity for a broad audience from professional artists, to collectors, to beginning students to celebrate traditional and contemporary ceramics in thoughtful dialogue. These programs are free and open to The public and showcase our commitment to propel The field of ceramics into The 21st century and beyond.
Claymobile, our community engagement program, brings a "pop-up" ceramics Studio to schools, older adult facilities, community centers, events, and social service agencies throughout philadelphia. Since 1994 a total of 50,000 children have been served by our professional teaching artists. Through claymobile, we are providing arts education opportunities that use The tactile medium of Clay to nurture imagination, critical thinking, and persistence. Claymobile operates all year round, annually serving more than 4,500 children, youth, and adults visiting 95 partner sites across philadelphia. Additionally, our community engagement initiatives introduce 15,000 people to The world of ceramics through our hands-on activities and demonstrations at free public events around philadelphia each year. We have also begun an after-school initiative providing students in our immediate community after-school arts enrichment activities and homework assistance. The Clay Studio is rooted in The belief that people deserve access to high-quality arts opportunities, and The claymobile is one of The ways we bring them to The local community.
The Clay Studio excels in providing education opportunities to ceramic artists from those touching Clay for The first time through The highly experienced maker working independently. We offer all levels of instruction, including wheel-throwing, hand-building, surface decoration, sculpture, glazing, mold-making, and much, much more. We enroll 4,700 students in our classes and workshops each year, including one-day seminars, family workshops, summer Clay camps, and friday evening date nights. We serve as The primary Studio for more than 40 ceramic artists through our associates program, and nearly 1/3 of our students are advanced level ceramic artists. We strive to create an inclusive and supportive Studio environment where artists of all ages and abilities can learn and thrive.

Grants made by The Clay Studio

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Clay Studio HoldingsGeneral Support$175,612

Who funds The Clay Studio

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
University of the ArtsArts and Cultural Projects$314,784
National Philanthropic TrustCulture & Arts$151,000
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$62,084
...and 15 more grants received

Personnel at The Clay Studio

Jennifer MartinBoard Member$95,362
Carin SankusEducation Manager
Megan MillmanLasiter Community Engagement Manager
Sergio CosciaChair$0
James FultonCTCC Chair / Chairman$0
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for The Clay Studio

RevenuesFYE 05/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,841,159
Program services$889,207
Investment income and dividends$226,103
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-83,305
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,873,164

Form 990s for The Clay Studio

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-052022-01-25990View PDF
2020-052021-04-13990View PDF
2019-052020-01-28990View PDF
2018-052018-12-22990View PDF
2017-052017-11-28990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Organizations like The Clay Studio

Watershed Center for the Ceramic ArtsEdgecomb, ME$4,176,018
Center for Furniture CraftsmanshipRockport, ME$3,564,927
Poynter InstituteSt Petersburg, FL$13,169,218
After School MattersChicago, IL$28,620,495
Merit School of MusicChicago, IL$6,571,408
Music Institute of Chicago (MIC)Evanston, IL$7,011,364
Neighborhood Music School (NMS)New Haven, CT$5,408,099
Skowhegan School of Painting and SculptureNew York, NY$5,437,614
Music Conservatory of WestchesterWhite Plains, NY$4,269,048
Gage Academy of ArtSeattle, WA$2,623,877
Data update history
May 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $15,500 from The Barbara Silver Levin Foundation
January 24, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
November 14, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $28,000 from The Robbins-De Beaumont Foundation
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Receives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1425 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Website URL
(215) 925-3453
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A40: Visual Art Organizations, Services
NAICS code, primary
6116: Other Schools and Instruction
Parent/child status
Central organization
Free account sign-up

Want updates when The Clay Studio has new information, or want to find more organizations like The Clay Studio?

Create free Cause IQ account