Carbondale Clay Center NEWS

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 15 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.

First Fridays

CCC Gallery hosts opening receptions & events on the First Friday of every month. We invite you to take a stroll to 135 Main Street while enjoying a night on the town. To receive a monthly e-newsletter of gallery & other events, email


Upcoming Special Events

Glaze Daze-Paint a gift for Mom
Best Mom Ever
Sunday, April 27th from 2-4pm 


Glaze Daze-Paint a gift for DAD
World’s Greatest Dad
Sunday, June 1 from 2-4pm 


Cajun Clay
Saturday, June 28th from 6-9pm

Join us for lively music,delicious gumbo, beautiful handmade bowls, a Silent Auction, cool libations, a crazy costume contest, Kids Fair with games, and the famous GATOR CAKE! We look forward to your support and hope to see you at this great Clay Center event! 


clickhere to learn more about our upcoming special events



In Our Gallery

Resident Exhibtion
Mike Stumbras: Roche

April 4-25, 2014
opening reception with the artist on First Friday, April 4, 6-8pm

SPRING Classes

Handbuilding and Pottery (8 weeks)
Instructor: Matthew Eames
Wednesday evenings, April 9 - May 28, from 6:30-9pm
$260 + clay

Handbuilding for Kids ages 5 - 8 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Mike Stumbras
Tuesday afternoons, April 1 - 22, 4 - 5:30pm

call 970-963-2529 or email us at to register today!

Click here for more information on our Spring Classes


Mark your Calendars:


Clay National IX: Aisthesis   
exhibition dates: June 6-26, 2014   
application due: April  18, 2014
Jurors:  Sanam Emami and Del Harrow

Apply to our annual juried and invitational exhibition. Click here for more information on Aisthesis, and to download the exhibition prospectus.

Invited artists: Chadwick Augustine,  Rachel Eng, Ursula Hargens, Andrea Marquis, and Holly Walker