Currently in our Gallery..



  • Opening Reception: First Friday, October 6th, 6-8pm

The Carbondale Clay Center  presents a particularly relevant show this month as part of it’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. “Past Is Prologue” displays the work of the Carbondale Clay Center’s Founder and first Executive Director (1997-2004), Diane Kenney.

Diane describes her work with these words,“In years past I have produced bodies of high-fired, functional ceramic work, fired in my wood and soda kilns. In recent years I have also been expressing my painterly instincts and exploring a wide range of color, texture and surface treatments in terracotta.”

“Past is Prologue” will include terracotta wall tiles, wood fired and salt/soda fired stoneware and porcelain, all created in the last year. Diane explains,” This show is not a retrospective but it does reflect my journey and my work, using a variety of methods. Some pieces represent an attempt to re-visit an old idea and try it again in a new context... I am trying to create the truth of the moment I am living in, not what I have created before.”

Past is Prologue is generously sponsored by Jay Phillip and Eden Marsh.




Upcoming Exhibitions

November 2017: Holiday Invitational

December 2017: Annual Cup AuctionPreview

Gallery Hours

The Carbondale Clay Center's gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be added seasonally. Evening and weekend hours can be scheduled by appointment. Visitors are also welcome to visit the gallery during any regularly scheduled class time. Sales inquiries may be made during daytime office hours.

About the Gallery

The Carbondale Clay Center gallery features eleven exhibitions annually, from solo to group shows, both invitational and juried. In addition to changing exhibitions, the work of local artists is featured in our  Gallery Shop. The exhibition area reserved for current shows measures 9' by 24' (216 sq. ft. of floor space) and features pivoting walls, perfect for customizing the space. Available wall space measures 7' by 24'. 

We invite the public to join us every First Friday in downtown Carbondale to see the latest that the gallery has to offer. For more information, please call 970-963-2529 or email

Past Gallery Exhibitions..

August 2017 . Clay National XII - The Art of Utility

July 2017 . Collette Spears . Points of Cadence

June 2017 .  Matthew Eames . Threw and Thru