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SETTINGS: The Carbondale Clay Center's 20th Anniversary Celebration Preview

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, September 1st, 6-8pm
  • SETTINGS 20th Anniversary Fete: Saturday, September 9th, 6-9pm

As a special exhibition, the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery will  house a preview of the hand made dinner plates that will be used during our SETTINGS event and will be given to our guests to take home with them.   

If you have already purchased your tickets to SETTINGS, you have the opportunity to view this collection of beautiful ceramic plates and to reserve your favorite for the event on September 9th! Plates for SETTINGS have been created by a remarkable group of ceramic artists including Ginny Beesly, Tyler Bopp, Doug Casebeer, K Rhymus Cesark, John Cohorst, Steven Colby, Katherine Dehmlow, Matthew Eames, Lisa Ellena, Angus Graham, Annie Goldberg, Claire Green, Giana Grossman, Sam Harvey, Diane Kenney, Peg Malloy, Frank McGuirk, Alleghany Meadows, Wayner Petefish, Collette Spears and Sandi Gardner.

SETTINGS will feature live music by  Canary Feathers and Pearl & Wood, farm to table food by renowned chef Mark Fields of Field2Fork  using fresh, local ingredients from Two Roots Farm and Sustainable Settings. Paired wines have been selected by the experts at Rhumba Girl Liquors. At the bar, enjoy a variety of signature cocktails by Marble Distillery and Suerte Tequila, as well as ice cold craft beer on tap thanks to Roaring Fork Beer Co. and Capital Creek Brewery. Bid away at our silent auction featuring local creative packages and unique works of art. Our gallery will display a visual history of the clay center from it's inception to the present.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased from any Clay Center Board member, by calling the CCC offices or online @ Eventbrite


Upcoming Exhibitions             

October 2017: Diane Kenney Retrospective

November 2017: Holiday Invitational

December 2017: Annual Cup Auction Preview

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