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Threw & Thru

Join us for a solo exhibition of work by Matthew Eames

June 2nd- 30th with opening reception on  June 2nd from 6-8pm

Throughout the month of June, the Carbondale Clay Center is going to look a lot different than usual.
That’s because ceramic artist and Clay Center studio manager Matthew Eames is creating an installation for his solo exhibit, “Threw and Thru.” The piece will overtake the Clay Center gallery and turn it into an interactive space built with thrown ceramic “bricks,” wood, thread and other materials.

“I enjoy creating and building tenuous structural installations,” Eames said. “This newest installation is going to be an extension of my previous series of work but focused more on the interaction of thread and ceramics.

Matthew Eames is a ceramic artist born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He received his B.F.A. in ceramics in 2007 from the University of Hartford and his M.F.A. in 2013 from Wichita State University. Beyond the academic setting, he has held residencies in Arkansas, Colorado and Massachusetts. Through these travels, he has had group and solo exhibitions in galleries around the country. He is currently the studio manager at Carbondale Clay Center.

Upcoming Exhibitions             

Points of Cadence: New Work by Collette Spears

July 7th- 28th with opening reception on July 7th from 6-8pm

Clay National XII- The Art of Utility 

Guest Juror: Linda Christianson. For our prospectus and application click here.
August 4th- 25th with opening reception on August 4th from 6-8pm


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