Making Place Matter Exhibition

23 Apr - 2 Oct 2022
The Clay Studio 1425 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19122


A wide view of a gallery space with light wood floors. A tall ceramic artwork with intricate cutouts stands in the foreground. White walls are adorned with installations of painted ceramic plates. In the background, a row of baby strollers.

The Clay Studio, Making Place Matter, 2022, installation view. Photo courtesy of The Clay Studio.

The Clay Studio presents Making Place Matter, the inaugural exhibition at the organization’s newly opened location in Philadelphia’s South Kensington neighborhood.

Making Place Matter brings together original artworks by ceramists Molly Hatch, Ibrahim Said, and Pew Fellow Kukuli Velarde that contemplate the complex meanings of “place” and consider personal history and cultural memory.

An opening celebration takes place April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. with free tours and hands-on art projects for all ages.