Currently in our Gallery..

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  • Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6-9 PM at the Clay Center, 135 Main St.
  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, March 2, 2018 through March 30, 2018.


The Carbondale Clay Center presents Pairings, an annual event centered on pairing the handmade cup with the handcrafted beverage. Featuring handmade ceramic cups, created by more than 30 local and national artists and beverages from a selection of distinguished Colorado distilleries, wineries and brewers, as well as other non-alcoholic beverage makers.

The community is invited to choose a cup to purchase and “pair it” with tastings of handcrafted beverages donated by event sponsors including Marble Distillery, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Suerte Tequila, Rhumba Girl Liquors, Capitol Creek Brewery, Bonfire Coffee, Carbondale Beerworks and Elevated Elixirs.

Pairings takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. Two drink tickets are included with the purchase of a cup or sold separately for $5 each. Cups will range from $30-$100. For more information call 970-963-2529.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Pairings: March 2nd - 30th

Jay Phillips and Matthew Eames Collaborative Exhibition: April 6th - April 23rd

Wood and Clay Collaboration: May 4th - 25th

Minimal, Less is More: New Work from Tom Jasczak: June 1- 29th

Residents: Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin: July 6th- 27th

Clay National XII: Out of the Mold. Juried by Andrea  and John Gill. August 3rd- 31st

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