Become a Member

The Carbondale Clay Center is a non-profit community arts center. We are funded by individuals, grants and private donations. The Clay Center thrives because of you. We are grateful for the vital support of individuals throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and national ceramic arts community — whether through monetary contributions or donations of time, energy or materials. Thank you!

Becoming a member is a great way to support the Clay Center. You can also make a tax-deductible private contribution, take a class or workshop, or volunteer time and services. All donations help support the Clay Center's year-round educational programs, capital campaigns, and day-to-day operations.

Memberships are good for one year from date of joining. Please call us at 970-963-2529 or email us at if you would like to become a member of the Carbondale Clay Center. 

$50-$99: Friends with Benefits

  • Monthly online newsletter
  • Invite to Openings and Special events
  • Invite to Cup Auction Members Preview
  • Invite to Annual Appreciation Party
  • 10% Class Discount (one per year)

$100-$249: Premier

  • Friends with Benefits Perks+
  • 10% Event Discount
  • 10% Class Discount on 2 classes during year of membership
  • 10% "Glaze Daze" Event Discounts

$250-$999: Supporter

  • Premier Perks +
  • 15% Gallery Discount 
  • 10% Class Discount on all classes during year of membership 
  • 10% Discount on 1 Private Lesson

$1,000 and up: Guardian

  • Supporter Perks +
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to Cajun Clay Night
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to Pairings
  • 1 Free Class during the year of active membership 

Become a Business Partner

$250-$999: Connoisseur

  • Public recognition at all major annual Carbondale Clay Center events
  • Listing for 12 months on Carbondale Clay Center website, email blasts and paper mailings
  • Attendance for two at Carbondale Clay Center ticketed events: Cajun Clay Night and/or Pairings
  • Invitation to all Carbondale Clay Center special events, including the Member Preview of our annual Cup Auction, annual Keg Party, annual Cocktail Party and more

$1,000-$2,499: Apprentice

  • Connoisseur benefits +
  • A total of four tickets toward Carbondale Clay Center ticketed events
  • Private clay lesson for a total of two with a local clay artist

$2,500-$4,999: Artisan

  • Apprentice benefits +
  • A total of six tickets toward Carbondale Clay Center ticketed events
  • Recognition in the Carbondale Clay Center's annual Clay National exhibition
  • Private clay lesson for a total of four with a local clay artist
  • Prominent color listing for 12 months on the Carbondale Clay Center website, all email blasts and paper mailings

$5,000 and up: Master

  • Artisan benefits +
  • A total of eight tickets toward Carbondale Clay Center ticketed events
  • Public acknowledgment in local newspaper
  • Private clay lesson for a total of eight with a local clay artist
  • Large banner acknowledgment posted at our major Carbondale Clay Center ticketed event
  • Opportunity for sole sponsorship of select exhibition, with public acknowledgment

So many ways to support the Clay Center!