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Clay National XIII: Out of the Mold

  • Opening Reception on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 6-8 PM with jurors Andrea and John Gill
  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, August 3 through August 31.

The thirteenth annual Clay National exhibition “Out of the Mold,” focuses on ceramic art that uses a mold as part of the creative process. The concept of this juried exhibition is to investigate what is happening currently in ceramic art. The title suggests physical and metaphorical criteria. Slip casting, press molding, or sprigging; plaster molds, bisque molds, or just clay pressed onto an object. These are all techniques requiring molds.

“Out of the Mold” was juried by world renowned ceramic artists, Andrea and John Gill. ‘Out of the Mold’ includes the work of Allison Cochran, Andrew Gilliatt, Antra Sinha, Bradley Klem, Brian Caponi, Clay Leonard, David Collins, Elliot Kayser, Hannah Thompsett, Jake Boggs, Jennifer Arnold, John Emerson, Kelly Justice, Kyle Johns, Liisa Nelson, Lisa Orr, Penelope Van Grinsven, Rebecca Harvey, Robbie Lobell, Sally Brodgen, Samantha Wickman, Savanna LaBauve, Sean Erwin, Staci Debolt, Todd Shanafelt, Tristyn Bustamente, Valerie Zimany,

Jurors Andrea and John Gill will be present during this reception, where they will announce Best in Show. For more information, visit or call 970-963-2529.


Andrea Gill is a retired Professor of Ceramic Art at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, (BFA, Painting, 1971); Kansas City Art Institute and The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (MFA, Ceramic Art, 1976).  She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation. Gill’s work is in worldwide collections both publicly and privately, including collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute.  Gill is represented by the Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO.  She recently became a fellow of the American Craft Council and received the Peter Voulkos Fellowship in 2012. 

John Gill is a Professor of Ceramic Art at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has degrees from the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, 1973) and The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (MFA, 1975).  Gill has had a distinguished career both as a teacher and as a ceramic artist. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and has presented lectures and workshops in the US and internationally for over thirty years. He presented the keynote address at the 7th Gyneonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea and was elected as a Fellow of the American Crafts Council. Professor Gill is represented by Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO, and Kraushaar Gallery, New York City. His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums including the Brooklyn Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Newark Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Scratch and Attach: A Year of Making: September 7th - 28th

Peg Malloy Solo Exhibit: October 5th - 26th 

Holiday Invitiational: November 2nd - December 21st

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