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Tribute by Peg Malloy

  • Opening Reception on Friday, October 5th, 2018 from 5-8 PM

  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, Oct 5 through Oct 26.

Carbondale Clay Center will be hosting a first Friday reception in honor of beloved artist, and friend, Peg Malloy, who passed away earlier this August.  Peg Malloy – Tribute will be on display from October 5th – October 26th 2018, and will showcase over 100 works selected by Peg prior to her passing.

Peg said of her work “I strive to make pots that have qualities of honesty and simplicity and where the pleasure of the making can communicate itself to the people who use them.  Intuition is an important aspect of my work and is integrated with more conscious planned goals.”   The work featured in Peg Malloy – Tribute features a vast selection of work made over the past 25(+) years, ranging from highly decorative earthenware pots to simplistic and minimal wood fired pots. Peg curated all the work for her show, just prior to her passing.

The classic Peg Malloy Teapot can be found, as well pots finished in her desired crackle glaze, and most recent work which incorporates wood as a secondary material.   No matter the style, a clear and integral thread of the work shown is Peg’s belief that “A pot with a job, that’s a functional pot!  To be function 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 on voice.”

In addition to being a professional studio artist, Peg shared her love for and knowledge of ceramics through teaching workshops at: Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Snowmass Co, Carbondale Clay Center; Carbondale Co, Touchstone Center for Crafts; Farmington, PA, Peters Valley Craft Education; Layton, NJ, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Gatlinburg, TN.

Peg Malloy received a degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and studied ceramics in apprenticeship with Henry Mean in Castle Rock, Colorado.  She also studied with Ken Ferguson, Jeff Oestreich, Sandy Simon, and David Shaner.  Peg’s work has been exhibited internationally, and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, as well as the following books:  Pots in the Kitchen, by Josie Walter, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, by Kevin A. Hulch, The Best of Pottery 2, and Wheel Thrown Ceramics, both by Don Davis. 





Upcoming Exhibitions

Holiday Invitiational: November 2nd - December 21st

In the Year 2525: Andrew & Annette Roberts-Gray

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