Get your holiday shopping done early! Our Holiday Invitational will feature work from over 20 local and national artists. Come find that perfect gift...... functional pottery, small ceramic sculptures and one of a kind ceramic jewelry available for sale through December 20th. Items for sale include handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures and more! Shop handmade and local this year for all your holiday gifts.
Join our new Resident Artist and her partner for the perfect, romantic date night. You and your date will create together on the potter’s wheel while enjoying beverages and munchies. The cost is $65 per couple. It’ll be a date night you won’t forget. We have all your creations fired and ready for pick up in two weeks, the perfect time for gift-giving this holiday season!
Purchase tickets here.
Join us for CCC’s Monday Market November 25th from 10am-5pm. Get a jump start on you holiday shopping at your local ceramic shop! This is a one day event featuring works from multiple artists with hot cider and munchies throughout the day. Shop local, shop handmade this holiday season!
Join the Carbondale Clay Center and KDNK at 201 Main St. (Coventure) on Friday, Dec. 6, for CCC’s 22nd Annual Cup Auction & KDNK’s Annual Labor of Love Fundraiser. The Cup Auction serves as one of the Clay Center’s biggest fundraisers and features hundreds of original, handmade ceramic cups for bid via silent auction. Be sure to pre-register and get a complimentary drink ticket!
Our most popular family event, this Annual KID’S ONLY sale gives your child the chance to buy beautiful holiday gifts for friends, teachers and family members, on their piggy-bank budget. Ceramic pieces are all donated by local ceramic artists and will be on sale to KIDS ONLY for $10 or less. We will also have paint your own ornaments for $5 each with many shapes and styles to choose from.
Carbondale Clay Center would like to give a warm welcome to the 2019-2020 CCC Resident Artists, Jennifer Arnold & Kaitlyn Getz. Join us at the Launchpad for an intimate gathering with snacks, beverages, and slide talks from each artist. These gals have been a part of the CCC family for some time now, through teaching, volunteering, and exhibiting. We are so excited to have them here as residents for the next year. Thank you to Carbondale Arts for hosting the event!
More about the CCC Residency Program, http://www.carbondaleclay.org/residency-program
More about the current Resident Artists, http://www.carbondaleclay.org/current-resident-artists
Join us for Open Studios at CCC in conjunction with the ARTway Celebration! CCC's studio members will be hosting open studios and will have a gallery sale! Stop by to meet the new Resident Artists, check out what we've been working on and see if there are any ceramics you can't live without.
Don't miss the Arch Dedication at 2:30pm down the trail. For more info about the ARTway celebration, check out Carbondale Arts website here. https://www.carbondalearts.com/event/arch-dedication-artway-celebration/
Join us for the opening reception of Cultured Clay: Contemporary Latin American Ceramics on First Friday, October 4th from 6 to 8 pm. This exhibition highlights modern works by Latino ceramic artists from across the world; including Louise Deroualle, Diego Madero, Alan Madero, Paulina Suarez, & Camila Pereira. Cultured Clay will be on display from October 4th through the 25th.
To purchase tickets, please visit our website http://www.carbondaleclay.org/tacos-on-plates or call 970-963-2529
The Carbondale Clay Center is excited to announce its 2019 Fall Fundraiser, Tacos on Plates! Join us on Saturday, September 21st 5-8 pm for gorgeous handmade plates, delicious tacos, silent auction, local libations, dance performances, and music! Time to add some more hand made dishes to your collection and help support your favorite ceramic art center! Tickets are $65, which includes one handmade plate and taco dinner.
Plates made by 30 of your favorite local artists! Tacos made by local chefs, including Slow Groovin, Field 2 Fork, Axkawa (Señor Taco Show) & Gerbs Grub. Food/Beverage sponsors include Sustainable Settings, Erins Acres Farm, Tortilleria La Roca, Garcia’s Market, Valley Meats La Carniceria, Dos Gringos Burritos, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Marble Distillery, and Rhumba Girl Liquors. Music provided by DJ Luis Yllanes and dance performances by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico.
“Interwoven: Fiber & Clay” features collaborative works from Carbondale and Salida fiber and clay artists. This exhibition is the second iteration in the series of Colorado Creative District Highlight Exhibitions. Over the upcoming years, Carbondale Clay Center will showcase and host fellow Colorado Creative Districts. The opening reception of “Interwoven” will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2019 from 6-8 pm, in conjunction with Carbondale’s First Friday celebrations.
Clay National XIV Nature Reconsidered: Reimagining the Natural World Through Ceramics
“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.” -guest juror Trey Hill
Carbondale Clay Center presents Rendered Time, the exit show of 2017-19 Resident Artist Stephanie Seguin. Join us on First Friday, July 5th from 6 to 9 pm for the opening reception. Rendered Time is an exhibition built around the various relationships we have surrounding time, and is comprised of 730 coil built vessels made primarily within the final 6 months of the residency. Ceramic vessels will be available for sale individually.
First Friday Opening Reception for Savanna LaBauve’s exiting showcase!
Join us for the reception and artist talk for “What Do I Know: Forty Years” by Kris Cox. The exhibition highlights work by local artist Kris Cox from the past forty years, including ceramic works from 1979 through 2015, as well as, non-ceramic works from 2019. You won't believe your eyes! This work is monumental and a must see!
Try something different this Valentine’s Day! Romantic or platonic, come get dirty on the Potter’s Wheel! Partner up or come alone, and experience the wheel like never before. Join us for an all-inclusive night of romantic fun, using the wheel to create an unforgettable piece of pottery. Create and paint your piece all while enjoying wine, chocolates, fruits and cheeses, music and a projection of the movie Ghost in the background.
$30 per person (includes instruction, materials, firings, beverages and snacks). Reserve a one hour time slot on the pottery wheel (6-7 pm or 7-8 pm), and stay after to paint your work, snack, and enjoy the atmosphere. Pieces made will be ready for pick up 2 weeks after event. Space is limited. RSVP to save your spot!
To Register for this event, return to the Home page and click on the Register Button
Our most popular family event, this Annual KID’S ONLY sale gives your child the chance to buy beautiful holiday gifts for friends, teachers and family members, on their piggy-bank budget. Ceramic pieces are all donated by local ceramic artists and will be on sale to KIDS ONLY for $10 or less. Kids and their families will be able to enjoy holiday snacks and libations and can also paint their own ornaments with many shapes and styles to choose from for $5.
Join the Carbondale Clay Center on Friday, Dec. 7, for its 19th annual Cup Auction. The event serves as one of the Clay Center’s biggest fundraisers and features hundreds of original, handmade ceramic cups for bid via silent auction. Bidding ends promptly at 8:30 p.m., and cups can be paid for and taken home that same night.
Each year, the Cup Auction gains more popularity, drawing collectors from all over the Roaring Fork Valley to this one-night-only auction opportunity. The cups range from quirky mugs to elegant tumblers, from wild shot cups to refined tea bowls, and everything in-between. With artists from around the country represented, there is something for everyone.
Join us on Black Friday, November 23rd & Small Business Saturday, November 24th from 11-4pm for snacks, festive libations and 15% off EVERYTHING in our Gallery and Gallery Shop!! Give the gift of art this holiday season, or better yet, get yourself something special!!
Get your holiday shopping done early! Over 30 local and national artists will have functional pottery, small ceramic sculptures and one of a kind ceramic jewelry available for sale through December 22nd. Items for sale include handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures and more! Shop handmade and local this year for all your holiday shopping needs.
An exhibition honoring our beloved Peg Malloy who passed away earlier this August.
Artist Statement from Peggy:
“A pot with a job, that’s a functional pot! To be functional a pot must do a particular job, not just suggest or symbolize function. Besides doing the job, the pot needs a sense of spirit or visual fulfillment. Most importantly, use and beauty should be one voice.”
Join us for the Carbondale Clay Centers Annual Fundraiser! This year's theme is Throw Down - Hoe Down!! Featuring Square dancing in the street with live music from the Canary Feathers, and a chili cook-off by local chefs from Allegria, Capitol Creek Brewery & Field 2 Fork Kitchen & Slow Groovin' BBQ! Food for the event provided by Sustainable Settings, Erin's Acres Farm & Farm Runners! drinks provided by Roaring Fork Beer Company, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn & Rhumba Girl Liquors.
Tickets for this family friendly event include a hand made bowl-plate and good ol' fashioned fun!
Call the Carbondale Clay Center at 970-963-2529 to reserve your ticket!
We LOVE our event Sponsors!!!
Alpine Bank, Umbrella Roofing, Reese Henry & Company, SUP Marble, Dandelion Inn, Divide Creek Builders, Main Street Gallery and the Framer, ANB Bank & Carbondale Car Care
Tom Jaszczak Solo Exhibition will be displayed for the month of June in the Carbondale Clay Center. The First Friday Opening will be on June 1st, from 6 - 8 PM.
Originally from Minnesota, Tom received a BA in Visual Art and a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Bemidji State University. Tom was an assistant to both Simon Levin and Tara Wilson. He was a summer resident and a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. In the fall of 2015 Tom began a 3 year residency with his wife Maggie Finlayson at Penland School of Crafts. Tom has received several awards and honors including, a Jerome Projects Grant, Emerging Artist Award at NCECA, Lincoln and Lil Street Fellowship through the Archie Bray Foundation and in the Summer 2014 Tom was an Honored Maker at the Maker’s Faire at the White House. Tom exhibits his work at several galleries around the nation, this includes exhibitions at the Holter Museum of Art, Greenwich House Pottery, Trax Gallery, the Pottery Show at the Old Church, Northern Clay Center and Leedy Voulkos Art Center. Tom’s current body of work is made of red earthenware and is soda fired to cone 3 with a small minimalist decorative element.