New Work by Diane Kenney

A Highlight of the Carbondale Clay Center's 20th Anniversary

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6th, 6-8pm
  • Exhibition on view October 6th through October 27th

The Carbondale Clay Center is honored to present a solo show of new work by our founding Executive Director, Diane Kenney. 

Diane describes her work with these words,“In years past I have produced bodies of high-fired, functional ceramic work, fired in my wood and soda kilns. In recent years I have also been expressing my painterly instincts and exploring a wide range of color, texture and surface treatments in terracotta.”

“Past is Prologue” will include terracotta wall tiles, wood fired and salt/soda fired stoneware and porcelain, all created in the last year. Diane explains, "This show is not a retrospective but it does reflect my journey and my work, using a variety of methods. Some pieces represent an attempt to re-visit an old idea and try it again in a new context... I am trying to create the truth of the moment I am living in, not what I have created before.”

"Past is Prologue" is sponsored by Jay Phillips and Eden Marsh. 

Poster /Image:  Diane Kenney, Pitcher, 2017

Carbondale Clay Center

The Carbondale Clay Center has been an important part of the Roaring Fork Valley and the field of ceramics since the Center's inception in 1997. Over the last 20 years, the Clay Center has played a pivotal role in our local art scene by offering a positive and supportive place to build community through artistic expression and arts education. Generous community support has allowed us to successfully sponsor ceramic classes, kids clay camps, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, outreach programming, special events, and community parties.

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