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

March 9-27, 2015

Our gallery will feature cups and beverage accessories in support of our March 6th event, Pairings. Exhibiting artists include: Ginny Beesley, Stanley Bell, Molly Berger, HP Bloomer, Birdie Boone, Doug Casebeer, Brooke Cashion, K Rhynus Cesark, Steven Colby Matthew Eames, Lisa Ellena, Anne Goldberg, Sam Harvey, Kenyon Hansen, Bryan Hopkins, Elina Jurado, Diane Kenney, Suze Lindsay, Peg Malloy, Kent McLaughlin, Frank McGuirk, Sarah Moore, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Susie Pentelow, Peter Pincus, Vicki Snyder, Kendra Sparks, Bradley Walters and more.

Clickhere to learn more about our Pairings event.


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