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Clay National XII -The Art of Utility  

Opening Reception : Friday, August 4th - 6pm to 8pm

Reception with Juror Linda Christianson: Sat. August 12th 6 to 8pm

Pottery made for daily or occasional use requires an acceptance of utility as a starting point. It is essential to a utilitarian ceramic object that it simultaneously does its duty well and yet can stand on its own as a visual object. In the end, there is a transformative perspective in which pots are viewed as engaging tools. Some pots that were made thousands of years ago now live in museums. Their presence captures the attention of generations of people. They survived the rigors of use, disuse, and time. Not only were they useful, but were the conveyors of cultural meaning. In a way, they acted as artful tools for living.

This exhibition is graciously sponsored by David Goin.


Clay National XII

Gallery Reception w/Juror Linda Christianson

Saturday, August 12th from 6pm to 8pm

Linda Christianson is an independent studio potter who lives and works in rural Minnesota. She studied at Hamline University and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts. An itinerate educator, Linda has taught at colleges and universities, including Carleton College , the Hartford Art School, and University of Georgia – Athens. She received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation. She exhibits and lectures nationally and internationally. Her pieces are in numerous public and private collections, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Glenboe Museum. Her writing appears in Studio Potter and The Log Book. One of her goals is to make a better cup each day.





CCC's 20th Anniversary

A Visual History: 20 years of Clay and Community

Friday, September 1st from 6pm to 8pm

In conjunction with the First Friday Block Party, co-hosted by Marble Distilling Company and Inn.

This month's exhibit was generously sponsored by Jay Phillips and Eden Marsh. 

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SETTINGS :CCC's 20th Anniversary Fete

Saturday, September 9th from 6pm to 9pm

Join us for our largest and most crucial fundraiser of the year as we celebrate 20 years of bringing the community and ceramic arts together. Enjoy a scrumptious sit down dinner, cocktails, live music and time with friends and inspirations. Tickets and sponsorships are available by calling the CCC office: 970-963-2529