"Sticks & Stoneware" Gallery Opening
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

"Sticks & Stoneware" Gallery Opening

“Sticks & Stoneware”, a fusion between local ceramic artists and woodworkers, will be available for viewing in the Clay Center’s gallery throughout the month of May.

The Carbondale Clay Center has long collaborated with different forms of art within the Carbondale community. Last year the gallery hosted collective shows involving artists from Spiro Lyons Glass, Colorado Mountain College, and other independent local artists. Angela Bruno, executive director of the Carbondale Clay Center speaks to the value of collaboration within the community, stating “The Carbondale Clay Center has always been focused on working with other members of the arts community. We are lucky to live in an area where the arts are so valued and to be surrounded by some many talented artists that we can build collaborations with. After our successes last year with our collective shows, we knew we had to do some more. We are looking forward to partnering with these phenomenal woodworkers.”

The artists taking place in the show are John Cohorst, Liz Heller, Giselle Hicks, Matt Johnson, Dave Kodama, Brad Reed Nelson, Mark Tan, and Lea Tyler. The artists worked with each other to create collective works of ceramic and wood.

 

The opening takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4th, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. The show will be available for viewing from May 4th – May 25th in the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery. For more information, visit www.carbondaleclay.org or call 970-963-2529.

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First Friday Opening- Tom Jaszczak
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Opening- Tom Jaszczak

Tom Jaszczak Solo Exhibition will be displayed for the month of June in the Carbondale Clay Center. The First Friday Opening will be on June 1st, from 6 - 8 PM.

Originally from Minnesota, Tom received a BA in Visual Art and a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Bemidji State University. Tom was an assistant to both Simon Levin and Tara Wilson. He was a summer resident and a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. In the fall of 2015 Tom began a 3 year residency with his wife Maggie Finlayson at Penland School of Crafts. Tom has received several awards and honors including, a Jerome Projects Grant, Emerging Artist Award at NCECA, Lincoln and Lil Street Fellowship through the Archie Bray Foundation and in the Summer 2014 Tom was an Honored Maker at the Maker’s Faire at the White House. Tom exhibits his work at several galleries around the nation, this includes exhibitions at the Holter Museum of Art, Greenwich House Pottery, Trax Gallery, the Pottery Show at the Old Church, Northern Clay Center and Leedy Voulkos Art Center. Tom’s current body of work is made of red earthenware and is soda fired to cone 3 with a small minimalist decorative element.

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Community Clay Day at the Carbondale Clay Center
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Community Clay Day at the Carbondale Clay Center

Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Clay Center are hosting 3 days of opportunity to engage in building pots for the Latino Folk Art Garden. The Latino Folk Art Garden is a park along the Rio Grande Art Walk which will have gardens, gathering spaces, mosaics, hammocks and more. Come alone, or bring your family, and help us create big clay planter pots that will live in the garden!

The planters will be painted in Latino Folk Art Style and brightly colored annuals and pepper plants will be planted in them. There is no fee to participate and the friendship and fun that develops from our cultures coming together to create public art will last a lifetime. Horchata and snacks will be provided.

The event will be taking place on April 13th, April 14th and April 15th from 1 -3 PM at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St.

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Glass and a Class at Marble Distillery!
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Glass and a Class at Marble Distillery!

Join us for A Class & A Glass celebrating mom with the Carbondale Clay Center. BYOM (bring your own mom) or create something special for the wonderful lady in your life this Mother's Day. $20 includes all craft materials & firing and an MDC signature cocktail. We'll be painting from 6 - 8 on Wednesday April 11 at the Marble Distillery, 150 Main St in Carbondale.

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Pro Tem Gallery Opening
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Pro Tem Gallery Opening

Come April, the Carbondale Clay Center will open its doors to an exciting fusion of art and technology created by two local artists, Matthew Eames and Jay Phillips. The two have created a dual exhibition called Pro Tem, named aptly for the Latin phrase meaning "for the time being". The exhibition is inspired by impermanence throughout time and is combined with the often-ephemeral nature of art. These artists will be using a variety of mediums to create works of art central to this theme.

Eames and Phillips have collaborated for shows in the past, however this show is a different approach to collaboration than the two have previously engaged with. Eames says "We have pieces that we worked on individually with the intent to combine them in a collaborative sense for the show. We want the focus to be on our work, and how that work can speak to each other within the concept of impermanence."

Both Eames and Phillips have a multitude of solo and group shows under their belts and are no strangers to installation exhibits. Matthew Eames is a ceramic artist born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who received his BFA in Ceramics in 2007 from the University of Hartford. After graduating with his undergraduate degree, he took a residency position and then studio technician at the Worcester Center for Crafts. In hopes of continuing his path toward graduate school, he left the position in Worcester after two years to attend a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Arkansas. From there, he went on to earn his MFA in Ceramics from Wichita State University in 2013. During his years as an aspiring artist, he has had the privilege of exhibiting in many national shows, including a solo exhibition at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas, and most recently creating an installation during the leading ceramics symposium known as NCECA. After graduate school, he moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado to be a part of the Carbondale Clay Center where he currently holds the position of Studio and Gallery Manager.  

Jay Phillips is a Painter and Poet living in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Born in Amsterdam, NY, he studied at New Paltz University and moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1998. He has worked locally in painting, ceramics and gallery installation at CMC Aspen and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has shown work at the Aspen Chapel Gallery and the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, CO , CCAH and the Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, CO, and BWAC in Brooklyn, NY.  Jay has also held a studio at Studio for Arts and Works in Carbondale, CO and maintains a studio at his home in Glenwood Springs, CO.

The opening takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. The show will be available for viewing from April 6th - April 27th in the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery. For more information, call 970-963-2529.

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Kid's Spring Break Camps
Mar
26
to Mar 30

Kid's Spring Break Camps

We've got KID'S SPRING BREAK CAMPS!

There is a wheel-building class and a hand-building class guaranteed to keep your kids occupied and having fun during this upcoming spring break.

Both classes will be running Monday March 26th - Friday 30th.

"Fish are Friends, Not Food!", the ocean-themed hand-building class will be from 9:30 - 12:00.

The "Wheel-Throwing Boot Camp" will be from 1:00 - 3:30. Come prepared to get dirty and have fun!

Classes are $125 and includes materials and firings.

Sign up on our website (http://www.carbondaleclay.org/classes/) or call the Carbondale Clay Center at (970) 963-2529.

Sign up quick because these spaces will go FAST!

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Pairings
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Pairings

  • Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6-9 PM at the Clay Center, 135 Main St.
  • The show will be in the Clay Center gallery from Friday, March 2, 2018 through March 30, 2018.

The Carbondale Clay Center presents Pairings, an annual event centered on pairing the handmade cup with the handcrafted beverage. Featuring handmade ceramic cups, created by more than 30 local and national artists and beverages from a selection of distinguished Colorado distilleries, wineries and brewers, as well as other non-alcoholic beverage makers.

The community is invited to choose a cup to purchase and “pair it” with tastings of handcrafted beverages donated by event sponsors including Marble Distillery, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Suerte Tequila, Rhumba Girl Liquors, Capitol Creek Brewery, Bonfire Coffee, Carbondale Beerworks and Elevated Elixirs.

Pairings takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. Two drink tickets are included with the purchase of a cup or sold separately for $5 each. Cups will range from $30-$100. For more information call 970-963-2529.

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Couples Night at the Carbondale Clay Center!
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Couples Night at the Carbondale Clay Center!

Ever seen Ghost and wish you could be Demi? NOW YOU CAN.

Partner up and experience the wheel like never before. Join us for a night of romantic fun, using the wheel with your date to create an unforgettable piece of pottery. Create and Paint your piece all while enjoying wine, chocolates, fruits and cheeses, listening to romantic music, with a projection of the movie Ghost playing in the background.

$50 per couple (includes instruction, materials, firings, beverages and snacks). Reserve a one hour time slot on the pottery wheel (6-7 pm or 7-8 pm), and stay after to paint your work, snack, and enjoy the atmosphere. Pieces made will be ready for pick up 2 weeks after event. 

Call (1-970-963-2529) or email us (info@carbondaleclay.org) to reserve your seat! 

Reservations Necessary - A minimum of four couples per time slot, is needed to run the event - Should the event not run, you will be notified 24 hours prior to event.

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Nomadic Hands
Feb
2
to Feb 20

Nomadic Hands

Opening February 16, 2018 from 6-8 PM.

The exhibition will be shown in the gallery from February 2, 2018 to February 23, 2018.

The Nomadic Hands show is an exhibition of work from the Artstream Nomadic Gallery. The Artstream Nomadic Gallery, founded by Alleghany Meadows, is a traveling exhibition space housed in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer. Touring since 2002,  over the past 15 years it has exhibited in more than 150 locations, from Los Angeles to New York, Houston to Minneapolis. It is based in Carbondale, CO. Artstream has exhibited work by more than 150 national, international, and emerging ceramic artists.

Kaityn Getz, curator of the show and assistant to Alleghany Meadows, writes in her curator's stament that "[...] Alleghany Meadows, has been “behind the wheel” for fifteen years, bringing emerging artists onto the team with him. This exposure is invaluable for the artists and a unique way to be engaged in the ceramics community. This group of artists represents a wide range of craftspeople with incredible work. Its been a pleasure working for the Artstream team and I feel honored to be included in this lineage of makers."

The show will be featuring 14 artists who have, over the past 15 years, all helped to elevate the Artstream to where it is today. These artists are Steven Colby, Tyler Bopp, John Cohorst, Ryan Burch, Justin Donofrio, Jessi Maddocks, Sam Harvey, Lyla Meher Arenfeld, Avi Arenfeld, Kaitlyn Getz, Molly Berger, Brooke Cashion, Angus Graham and Alleghany Meadows. The show is dedicated to the memory of Angus Graham, one of the first Artstream team members, who passed away in 2017. 

The opening will take place Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6-8 PM. Rhumba Girl will be donating wine, and there will be appetizers provided. Jay Phillips and Eden Marsh are sponsoring the "Nomadic Hands" gallery opening.

Artstream works to educate and place contemporary studio pottery into the hands and homes of the public. Let's come together to celebrate the work these artists have done.

 

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Annual Kids Only Holiday Sale
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Annual Kids Only Holiday Sale

Our annual kid's event giving kids the chance to buy beautiful holiday gifts on their budget. Pieces by ceramic artists will be on sale to kids only for $10 or less. Kids and their families can also paint their own ornaments with many shapes and styles to choose from for $10 or less.  

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2017 Annual Cup Auction
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Annual Cup Auction

One of the most popular events in Carbondale and one of our most important fundraisers!  One of a kind cups created by artists from all over the valley and all over the country will be on display , then auctioned off to the highest bidder. Great food, drink and live music provided and all for a great cause! 

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2017 Holiday Invitational . First Friday Reception
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Holiday Invitational . First Friday Reception

Join us for our annual holiday celebration, exhibition and holiday gift shopping extravaganza. Ceramic art is the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Say "never again!" to that cliche tie or socks for Dad...what he really wants is a set of Saki cups! A coffee mug for the boss, a platter for grandma, how' bout an obscene cast bronze statuette for that hard-to-shop-for Uncle Ralph!! Harry and David sucks! The Carbondale Clay Center will even gift wrap and ship your piece anywhere in the continental US! (Shipping and Handling fees apply.) 

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Dress Up and Decorate @ CCC
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Dress Up and Decorate @ CCC

Join us Sunday afternoon for a Pre-Halloween costume and pottery painting party! Bring the family , all ages are welcome! We will have a variety of ready to paint pieces to choose from, all priced between $10-$20. Price includes glaze and firing. Enter our costume contest to win a $25 gift certificate to the Carbondale Clay Center. 

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