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. The retail value of each plate ranges from $60 to $250, or more.

Settings will feature live music by Pearl & Wood, delicious appetizers and dinner prepared by renowned chef Mark Fields of Field2Fork, with paired wines provided by Rhumba Girl Liquors. Fresh ingredients for appetizers and dinner graciously provided by Sustainable Settings. 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 the Roaring Fork Beer Co. Sculptor James Surls will speak on the vibrant history of the CCC and thanks will be given to the people who have made the clay center the creative haven it is today. There will be a fabulous silent auction featuring priceless works of ceramic art and a visual history of the center on display in our gallery.  

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

Doug Caebeer     Dinner Plate     2017

Doug Caebeer     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 for countless ceramic artists and students of the ceramic arts. We are honored to have a number of those artists and their work featured 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, 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, Lisa Ellena, Matthew Eames, Molly Berger, Nathan Bray, Richard Schwartz and 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 20 years, 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. Each First Friday we host a gallery reception, inviting the public in to be inspired and intrigued.  Thousands of works of art have been fired in our kilns. It has been a rich and inspiring journey into the current position of a cornerstone of the ceramic arts community and greatly helping to make Carbondale a Colorado Creative District. If you would like to sponsor the event, we would love to hear from you. Information regarding sponsorship levels for Settings is available here

The Carbondale Clay Center would like to thank our SETTINGS sponsors for their support and ask you, the community, to thank them with your business!

Alpine Bank

Marble Distilling Co. & the Distillery Inn

Sustainable Settings

Rhumba Girl Liquors

Roaring Fork Beer Co.

Capital Creek Brewery

Suerte Tequila

Umbrella Roofing