Carbondale Clay Center

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Clay Center: A ‘grassroots, community organization’

    The doors to the Carbondale Clay Center opened 25 years ago, and from the beginning it’s been a creative space for this mountain community and connected ceramicists from other parts of the world with its workshops and artists-in-residency programming.
    “That end of the street, for years, was the ‘dark… read more →

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    Carbondale Clay Center: 25 years and counting

    By Diane Kenney
    Founder of the Carbondale Clay Center

    The Carbondale Clay Center was born in 1997. This year marks its 25th anniversary. As the founding director, I never could have imagined all that was to happen in that extremely humble building tucked in at the end… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Mata Ortiz, el pueblo que acudió a las vasijas

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte 

    Después de que el aserradero quebrara y el último tren dejara la estación de ferrocarril, los residentes desempleados del pueblo de Juan Mata Ortiz en Chihuahua, México, se hicieron creativos. Encontraron una forma de ganar dinero con cerámica. Llevándosela, no haciéndola. Desenterraron vasijas antiguas y… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    El barro: Arte de supervivencia

    A pesar de tener casi toda una vida en el Valle, como muchos inmigrantes, mis raíces están divididas entre el hogar que fue y el hogar que ahora es. Mis memorias de niña son imágenes combinadas de montañas y el desierto.

    Recuerdo estar en casa de mi abuela mirando las… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    My first run in porcelain

    I don’t ski, so answering The Sopris Sun’s year-end dare to its reporters, to “do something you’ve never done before,” with my first descent down a double black diamond run, was one possibility. Except, for me, ski resorts are like factory farms for winter sports.

    I resolved instead… read more →

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    23rd Annual Cup Auction

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    Carbondale Clay Center (CCC) invites the local and national communities to participate in this year’s 23rd Annual Cup Auction. A favorited fundraising event that brings hundreds of people and hundreds of ceramic cups together. The 23rd Annual Cup Auction is generously sponsored by Amore Reality.

    IN-PERSON VIEWING
    December 3rd…

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    Potter Giana Grossman finds happiness in a cup

    To walk into Giana Grossman’s studio at the Carbondale Clay Center is to enter a realm of sea and land, warmth and spirit, pop and verve. Between form, texture, and color, a display of Grossman’s vessels is irresistible to the eye and hand. You can’t help but to pick one… read more →

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    "Feeling Walls" explores the fragile edge of art

    Sara Ransford has been living in the Valley since 1977, moving from Carbondale to Aspen, and then back to Carbondale. She worked as an art teacher at both the Carbondale Middle School and Carbondale Elementary School during the ‘80s and ‘90s, where she met Diane Kenney, a fellow art teacher… read more →

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    Holiday U-Paint It

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    Come paint pre-made ceramic wares with underglaze paints. We will have a variety of items to choose from: mugs, bowls, plates, ornaments, and more! All items are priced $10 – $20. You paint it and we will glaze fire it in time for the Holidays! Handmade gifts are the best!

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    “FEELING-WALLS” exhibition by Sara Ransford

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    Carbondale Clay Center (CCC) presents Feeling-Walls by local artist Sara Ransford, with guest botanist Joey Glickman. This unique exhibition will primarily showcase new paper clay sculptures by Ransford. In addition, Feeling-Walls will feature several collaborations, in which Glickman has planted and cultivated desert flora in the habitat of Ransford’s sculptures.…