The Carbondale Clay Center's 20th Anniversary Fete . Saturday, September 9th, 2017  6:00 to 9:00pm

Buy your tickets online HERE!    For sponsorship info or to buy tickets, call the CCC offices at (970) 963-2529.

Sandi Gardner     Dinner Plate   2017

Sandi Gardner     Dinner Plate   2017

Celebrating 20 years of ceramic arts in Carbondale

On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the CCC will be hosting dinner for 200 at “SETTINGS - The Carbondale Clay Center’s 20th Anniversary Fete” from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Twenty ceramic artists have created dinner plates specifically for this event, each one a work of art. Each guest will receive the dish at their place setting as a gift. 

SETTINGS will feature live music by  Canary Feathers and Pearl & Wood, farm to table food by renowned chef Mark Hardin of Field2Fork Kitchensusing fresh, local ingredients from Two Roots Farm and Sustainable Settings. Paired wines have been selected by the experts at Rhumba Girl Liquors. At the bar, enjoy a variety of signature cocktails by Marble Distillery and Suerte Tequila, as well as ice cold craft beer on tap thanks to Roaring Fork Beer Co. and Capital Creek Brewery. Bid on items in our silent auction featuring local creative packages and unique works of art. Our gallery will display a visual history of the clay center from it's inception to the present.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased from any Clay Center Board member, by calling the CCC offices or online @ Eventbrite

Doug Casebeer     Dinner Plate     2017

Doug Casebeer     Dinner Plate     2017

Contributing Ceramic Artists 

Over the past 20 years, the Carbondale Clay Center has hosted 40+ resident artists and provided studio space, facilities and a creative arena to countless ceramic artists and students of the ceramic arts. We are honored to have a number of those artists and their work with us on this evening.

 During the meal, over 200 dinner plates will be in use created exclusively for SETTINGS by an incredibly generous and talented group of ceramic artists including  Ginny Beesly, Tyler Bopp, Doug Casebeer, K Cesark, John Cohorst, Steven Colby, Katheine Dehmlow, Matt Eames, Lisa Ellena, Angus Graham, Anne Goldberg, Sandi Gardner, Claire Green, Giana Grossman, Sam Harvey, Diane Kenney, Peg Malloy, Frank McGuirk, Alleghany Meadows, Wayne Petefish and Collette Spears. Each guest is invited to take their dinner plate home with them as a beautiful and useful memento of the evening. 

Appetizers and dinner will be served from platters, bowls, ramekins, pitchers, gravy boats, tajines and tureens created by ceramic artists including  Albion Stafford, Alex Watson, Holly Curcio, HP Bloomer, John Cohorst, Frank McGuirk, Lisa Ellena, Matthew Eames, Molly Berger, Nathan Bray, Richard Schwartz and many more. All tableware will be for sale with commission going to the artist.

This year's silent auction will feature work of the esteemed 13th generation master Japanese potter Takashi Nakazoto...more on the silent auction to come soon.

Anne Goldberg     Dinner Plate     2017

Anne Goldberg     Dinner Plate     2017

CCC's Largest Fundraiser of the Year

For more than two decades, adults and children have experienced the tactile joy of ceramic art through studio classes, school & community outreach and inclusive events. The CCC has hosted over 40 ceramic artists through our Artist in Residency Program. On First Fridays we host a gallery receptions, inviting the public in to see new work from emerging and established artists, be inspired and intrigued.  Thousands of works of art have been fired in our kilns. We are a major contributor to Carbondale's status a a Colorado Creative District. And we operate, in part, thanks to the generosity and support of our community members, businesses and organizations. We would love for you or your business to sponsor this event! Information regarding sponsorship levels for SETTINGS is available here

The Carbondale Clay Center would like to thank our 2017 SETTINGS sponsors for their generous support. We ask you to acknowledge them and thank them with your support!

Alpine Bank

Marble Distilling Co. & the Distillery Inn

Land & Shelter

Rowland & Broughton

Leslieann Gallagher

Lori Dresner & the Dresner Foundation

Erin’s Acres

Wild Mountain Seeds

Sustainable Settings

Two Roots Farm

Rhumba Girl Liquors

Roaring Fork Beer Co.

Capitol Creek Brewery

Suerte Tequila

Umbrella Roofing