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 camps, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, outreach programs, special events, and community parties.

Our Mission

Our Vision

The Carbondale Clay Center exists to enrich lives through the ceramic arts.

Carbondale Clay Center welcomes all to explore the art of ceramics, from the casually curious to the established artist. Clay is a universal language connecting us to people, cultures and world history. Knowledge of ceramic processes is shared through class and workshop offerings, residencies, lectures, gallery exhibits, and programs that reach out to schools and special groups. The Center is committed to a learning environment that is supportive and exciting. 



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Executive Director


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Gallery/Studio Manager


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Marketing Coordinator


Board of Directors:
Claire Green, President
Robin Palmer, Treasurer
Leslieann Gallagher, Secretary
Cate Tallmadge
Susan Johnson
Jay Phillips
Sam Harvey
Ann Harris
Aimee Yllanes
Megan Miller
Ramsey Fulton

Advisory Board:
Doug Casebeer

Emeritus Board Members: 
Lynn Kirchner
James Surls

Founding Director:
Diane Kenney 



Kaitlyn Getz

2019 - 2020


Jennifer Arnold

2019 - 2020


Find out more about our Residency Program and our current Resident Artists, click HERE.