Tribute by Peg Malloy

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

  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, October 5th through October 26th, 2018.

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. 

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The Carbondale Clay Center honors one of its most vibrant members with the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund. Angus Graham is remembered as a talented, passionate and widely adored member of the Carbondale Clay Center community. He was a highly involved member of the arts community in the Roaring Fork Valley, often teaching children’s classes at the center, assisting artist Alleghany Meadows and the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, taking classes at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and being an active member at SAW (Studio for Arts + Works) in Carbondale. After his passing in August 2017, the Carbondale Clay Center (with support from his family and friends) created the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will serve to benefit future developing artists.

There were two fundraising events (an online auction and a silent auction) benefiting the Angus Graham Scholarship Fund. Both auctions included donations from artists across the country who knew, loved, and were inspired by Angus. These works of art were created by using or incorporating Angus’ personal tools, sent out to his friends and colleagues by the Carbondale Clay Center. All proceeds from both auctions are going directly to the Angus Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Carbondale Clay Center

The Carbondale Clay Center has been an important part of the Roaring Fork Valley and the field of ceramics since the Center's inception in 1997. Over the last 20 years, the Clay Center has played a pivotal role in our local art scene by offering a positive and supportive place to build community through artistic expression and arts education. Generous community support has allowed us to successfully sponsor ceramic classes, kids clay camps, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, outreach programming, special events, and community parties.

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