• Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6-9 PM at the Clay Center, 135 Main St.
  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, March 2, 2018 through March 30, 2018.

The Carbondale Clay Center presents Pairings, an annual event centered on pairing the handmade cup with the handcrafted beverage. Featuring handmade ceramic cups, created by more than 30 local and national artists and beverages from a selection of distinguished Colorado distilleries, wineries and brewers, as well as other non-alcoholic beverage makers.

The community is invited to choose a cup to purchase and “pair it” with tastings of handcrafted beverages donated by event sponsors including Marble Distillery, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Suerte Tequila, Rhumba Girl Liquors, Capitol Creek Brewery, Bonfire Coffee, Carbondale Beerworks and Elevated Elixirs.

Pairings takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. Two drink tickets are included with the purchase of a cup or sold separately for $5 each. Cups will range from $30-$100. For more information call 970-963-2529.

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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.

This past week, 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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Our programming is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Colorado Creative Industries!