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Carbondale Clay National XIV

Carbondale Clay National XIV is a national exhibition of ceramic art held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery in Carbondale, CO.


Clay National XIV Nature Reconsidered: Reimagining the Natural World Through Ceramics

2019 Guest Juror: Trey Hill

Invited Artists: Evan Hauser,
John Zimmerman, Julia Galloway,
Mel Griffin, & Renee Brown

Exhibition Dates: August 2 - 30, 2019
Opening Reception: August 2, 2019

“This exhibition aims to explore the everchanging relationship between humans and nature.  Since time immemorial, artists have documented, questioned, celebrated and reimagined our relationship with the natural world.  With our rapidly changing environment this exploration is as relevant as ever.  Nature Reconsidered seeks to draw out the diverse ways that nature is represented in contemporary ceramics.  We welcome any work that references, investigates, challenges, and/or celebrates our relationship with the natural world.”

-Trey Hill


  • Best in Show: $500

  • Staff Selection: $250

  • Locals Favorite: $100


  • Application & $30 Entry Fee by: May 17, 2019 5 PM MST

  • Notification of acceptance by email: June 3, 2019

  • Accepted work delivered to CCC Gallery: July 24 - 29, 2019

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Trey Hill,  Beginning of Sight , Ceramics, 2019.

Trey Hill, Beginning of Sight, Ceramics, 2019.



Trey Hill is a professional sculptor and Associate Professor at The University of Montana where he teaches ceramics and sculpture. He received his BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1999 and his MFA from San Jose State University in 2002. His work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. Trey has extensive travel and creative experiences through his vast artist residencies including: The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; the LH Project Joseph, OR; Da Wang Cultural Highlands, DaWang, China; HAP Studios, Beijing, China; Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China; and the Rojal Art Laboratory, Roja, Latvia.