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Scratch & Attach:
A Year of Making

  • Opening Reception on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6-8 PM

  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, September 7th through September 28th, 2018.

The Carbondale Clay Center is known throughout the community for bringing great work by national ceramic artists to the Roaring Fork Valley in the form of excellent exhibits. But the other side of the Clay Center is its classes. Serving both children and adults all year long, the Carbondale Clay Center offers ceramics classes taught by top local artists as well as its artists in residence.

The Clay Center’s September exhibit, “Scratch and Attach: A Year of Making” celebrates its students, past and present, by showing their work in a special gallery exhibition. The exhibit highlights the impact of the Carbondale Clay Center through the work of its students.

“We’re love our students, and this show is a time to recognize their efforts and creations as part of the Clay Center community,” said executive director Angela Bruno. “We’ve come full circle since our inception, 21 year ago, and have started seeing adults who took classes with us as children back in the studio, as well as enrolling their own children in our classes and camps. We want to highlight the long term impact of the Carbondale Clay Center, and all the wonderful people who help make this a community focused arts organization. Our students and patrons are really the lifeblood of this place; we wouldn’t be the organization we are without them."

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The Carbondale Clay Center honors one of its most vibrant members with the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund. Angus Graham is remembered as a talented, passionate and widely adored member of the Carbondale Clay Center community. He was a highly involved member of the arts community in the Roaring Fork Valley, often teaching children’s classes at the center, assisting artist Alleghany Meadows and the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, taking classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and being an active member at SAW (Studio for Arts + Works) in Carbondale. After his passing in August 2017, the Carbondale Clay Center (with support from his family and friends) created the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will serve to benefit future developing artists.

There were two fundraising events (an online auction and a silent auction) benefiting the Angus Graham Scholarship Fund. Both auctions included donations from artists across the country who knew, loved, and were inspired by Angus. These works of art were created by using or incorporating Angus’ personal tools, sent out to his friends and colleagues by the Carbondale Clay Center. All proceeds from both auctions are going directly to the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund.


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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