Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. announces a soft opening event for their new satellite location, Pearl City Clay House!
Pearl City Clay House, as the name suggests, will be a place to play with clay – but it will be so much more than that.
It will be an arts community space for everyone, from the novice crafter, to the artist with years of experience under their belt. Taking a class at Pearl City Clay House will also provide support for our community’s creative youth! 100% of all Pearl City Clay House profits will support youth music and arts programming at the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Originally set to open in fall of 2020, COVID-19 and supply chain set-backs delayed the opening of PCCH. Virtual classes and pop-up events have been held throughout the community and helped build a creative client base as we awaited the much-anticipated opening of doors! Nearly 300 participants have experienced Pearl City Clay House classes at a variety of community partner locations in Jamestown and the surrounding area, including James Prendergast Library, ART Cloth + Craft, Audubon Community Nature Center, Tammarie Designs, Susan Gutierrez Studio, New Leaf Photography, Crary Art Gallery, and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Infinity and Pearl City Clay House Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “We are beyond excited to be at this stage. We could not have achieved this without our amazing funders, supporters, the building owner, our project manager, all of the dedicated contractors, partners, community members, Pearl City Clay House’s program director, our Board of Directors, and the entire Infinity team. This is truly a community effort, and will be a vibrant community hub for creativity for years to come.”
Pearl City Clay House Program Director Debra Eck says, “It’s been wonderful meeting students on zoom and at pop-up events all over the community, but I really can’t wait to greet the community in our beautiful new studios. We’ve lined up a wonderful team of instructors in a wide variety of contemporary crafts, as well as ceramics and they are all excited to share their talents.
The new Pearl City Clay House will open its doors at 220 East 2nd St in Downtown Jamestown, across the street diagonally from the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Pearl City Clay House will be hosting TWO (2) Craft-In Events the week of Thanksgiving at the newly opened location.
November 23 events will include: A clay-date wheel throwing party, bring a date, your partner or your friend and enjoy an evening of fun playing on the wheel, a holiday platter workshop where you can create a unique addition to your holiday table in our beautiful ceramics studio, or you can join guest instructors to craft quilled Holiday Cards or paint your own pottery. The alcohol- free Turkey-Daze party runs from 6:00pm-10:00pm.
November 25 events will include: A series of ceramic and contemporary craft early ‘Bird” workshops. There will be a variety of ceramic workshops to choose from, along with blackout meditation, fiber arts, holiday card making, print your own wrapping paper, as well as paint-your-own pottery, and paint and sip style sessions. We invite you to join us at a workshop between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm.
To register for an upcoming Pearl City Clay House event or learn more about Pearl City Clay House, please visit www.pearlcityclayhouse.org/programming today!
Please stay tuned to the PCCH website and social media pages (Facebook/Instagram) to learn more about the Pearl City Clay House grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony at a later date in 2022.