There are several new classes and workshops coming up for ceramic enthusiasts!Â From coil and pinch pots to creating pendant jewelry fused with glass, there is something for ALL experience levels.Â Check out the upcoming Workshops and Classes on our Events Calendar.
Factory Works Clay Studio is a program of Factory Works, a nonprofit housed at the Pajama Factory which offers a range of opportunities including a woodshop, photo lab, gallery, bicycle recycle shop, and artist-in-residency program.Â They offer discounted memberships to Students, Veterans, Fire, Police, and Pajama Factory Tenants.
Memberships to the Clay Studio include the following:
- The cost of firing
- A key with 24 hour access
- Personal shelving and storage space
- A variety of studio glazes and under glazes
- Discounts on classes and workshops offered
- The opportunity to participate in gallery shows
- The opportunity to participate in fund raising or charitable events
For pricing and more information about becoming a member of Factory Works Clay Studio, please email Program Manager, Fletcher Kaufman, atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Originally called Mayfest, we recently rebranded the event to better represent what it is all about which is promoting and supporting green, sustainability initiatives!Â As a re-purposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative!Â With over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, we believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to specifically celebrate just THAT.
We will featureÂ Factory WorksÂ programs such as the Community Woodshop, Clay Studio, Sewing & Photo labs, and we will also feature local vendors who utilize green practices.Â Equinox LTD will be doing demos, showing their outdoor gear.Â The gallery will host the PA Wilds’ traveling Art Show which showcases Creative Makers from all over the region!
There will also be a number of conservation and nonprofit organizations joining us such as Little Pine Creek State Park, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, andÂ Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers along with local, green vendors!
Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 11am-4pm and SPRING into SUSTAINABILITY!
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Great Article in the Sun Gazette about our upcoming BLUES BASH, tomorrow Sat 12/30 at 6pm (doors open at 5pm)!
Don’t miss out on our New Year’s eve EVE celebration for a CAUSE!Â A silent auction and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to Factory Works, a non profit housed at the Pajama Factory who’s mission is to “ignite a spirit of creativity that will enrich the Williamsport community by providing resources for artists and innovative thinkers.”
There’s still time to purchase tickets in advance at the link below – get tickets now before the price goes up at the door!
Tickets available to purchase online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13969
Be sure to check it out the Sun Gazette article below…
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The end of 2017 is days away and if youâ€™re still looking for the best way to ring in the New Year, the search is over. Just head over to the Pajama Factory for a night of great food and entertainment, a selection of local craft beer and the opportunity to support a good cause.Â Â Just make sure you head over one night earlier. The Sixth Annual New Years Blues Bash at the Pajama Factory kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday and promises to be the greatest New Yearâ€™s Eve Eve party around.
Would you like to try something new? Â How about making great things out of wood…
Join us at the Williamsport Community Woodshop for an
Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 5pm
Stop in and enter for chance to win a free 3 Month Membership valued at $150.00!
At the Open House we will offer:
- A free class on â€œHow to be Successful in a Woodshopâ€ (12-4pm)
- Demonstrations on Basic Woodworking techniques, Woodturning, Tool sharpening and more.
- Guided tours of our great facility
- Have qualified staff on hand to answer all your questions.
- Displays of Members projects (that you can learn how to make)
And, if you are interested in signing up for a 3 Month Membership during Open House, we will throw in one month absolutely free ($50 value). Â Must be present to win.
The Williamsport Community Woodshop is a non-profit entity of the Factory Works program at the Pajama Factory.
We are happy to announce the Annual Blues Bash is back!
Start your New Year’s festivities off right with one of Williamsportâ€™s biggest celebrations in town! Â This fundraising concert event benefitsÂ Factory WorksÂ and will feature local talentÂ Stacia AbernathaÂ &Â Gabe Stillman, plus Mystery Trayne. Â WithÂ Miss Melanie & the Valley RatsÂ from State College, and Americaâ€™s oldest touring blues band, TheÂ Nighthawks.
NEW THIS YEAR… Bullfrog Brewery will be onsite to offering selection of their best brews!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Â $30 in Advance & $40 at the Door. Â They can be purchased at Franco’s Lounge, Way Cool Beans here in the Factory or online atÂ https://www.artful.ly/events/13936.
Reserved seating is available for EVENT SPONSORS… learn how you can become a sponsor at www.pajamafactory.net/bluesbashsponsors
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The Cyanotype process turns 175 years-old this year! Â To celebrate this historic photography process, the Williamsport Community DarkroomÂ hosted a workshop inÂ the Pajama Factory Courtyard, led and instructed by Ralph Wilson. Â This kid-friendly event had a great turn out and produced some truly wonderful images.
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“There are parts of our lives that we only allow a glimpse of to others. These glimpses cast a shadow of our well-being.”
Lovely feature in the Williamsport Sun Gazette on Ralph Wilson’s latest project ‘Mind Shadows’ currently on display at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. Ralph is the Director of Factory Works Galleryâ€‹ and the Williamsport Community Darkroom here at the Pajama Factory. There is an artist reception and talk June 2nd, 5-9pm.
Be sure to see this haunting and intriguing exhibit on display though July 22nd. You may even catch a glimpse of some of our very own tenants.
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â€˜Mind Shadowsâ€™: a photographic exhibit at Lycoming College Art Gallery
Just as the body creates a shadow in bright sunshine, so can the mind create a shadow of the self. These shadows of the mind are the topic of exploration for photographer Ralph Wilsonâ€™s upcoming exhibit at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. â€œMind Shadowsâ€ runs through July 22.
Wilson is currently the director of the Factory Works Gallery and the Williamsport Community Darkroom at the Pajama Factory, where he teaches black and white film photography and historic processes.
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