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 15 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.


CCC Gallery hosts opening receptions & events on the First Friday of every month. We invite you to take a stroll to 135 Main Street while enjoying a night on the town. To receive a monthly e-newsletter of gallery & other events, email



Clay National X
CERAMIC COLOR: the endless pursuit

July 3-31, 2015

juror: Josh DeWeese

This exhibition focuses on artwork that uses color in unexpected ways-color that enhances the narrative, challenges the form, conveys meaning, or evokes strong visual and physical reactions from our viewers.

Invited artists include: Sam Chung, Mark Cole, Michael Connelly, Sanam Emami, Silvie Granatelli, Chris Gustin, Paul Kotula, Lorna Meaden, Lisa Orr, Deb Schwartzkopf, Linda Sikora, and Geof Wheeler.

Applications due at the Clay Center by Friday, May 8th.

For more information, and to download a prospectus, please CLICK HERE.


In Our Gallery

Matthew Eames
Building Blocks
May 1-29, 2015
with an opening reception with the artist on First Friday, May 1st from 6-8pm

Upcoming gallery exhibitions:

Pattern and Texture
June 5-26, 2015 
Featuring work by Heather Mae Erickson, Julia Galloway, Bryan Hopkins, Rain Harris and Paul Donnelly, Matt Hyleck, Matt Repsher, Ralph Scala, Andy Shaw, and Leigh Taylor Mickelson.


Our Kids Summer Camp schedule is now online. Register today!

Click HERE for more info!






Cajun Clay
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 6-9pm

Join us for lively music by Electric Lemon, delicious gumbo by Chef Andreas Fischbacher, beautiful handmade bowls by your favorite local artists, a Silent Auction, cool libations, a crazy costume contest, Kids Fair with games, and the famous GATOR CAKE

For more info and to purchase tickets online, please CLICK HERE.