call for entries: Carbondale Clay National XIII.

“Out of the Mold” Carbondale Clay National XIII is a national juried and invitational exhibition of ceramic art held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery in Carbondale, CO. It is open to ceramic artists throughout the United States. It will be juried by Andrea and John Gill.

Exhibition Dates: August 3 – 31, 2018
Opening Reception: August 3, 2018
Application must be received by: May 18, 2018 by 5 PM MST
Notification of acceptance by email: June 8, 2018
Accepted work delivered to CCC Gallery: July 25 – 30, 2018

Best in Show: $500
Staff Selection: $250
Local’s Favorite: $100

residency opportunity: Carbondale Clay Center

12-month Residency Program

The primary goal of the Carbondale Clay Center’s Residency Program is to provide emerging ceramic artists time and space to develop a body of work that will take them to the next level in their careers while gaining important technical skills and teaching experience. The focus is on creative development and defining one’s artistic voice and individual statement.

There are three residency programs that run for a 12-month period of time (September 1–August 31). A residents will have opportunity to apply for a second year based on their first year of participation. Residents will share a semi-private studio space and 24/7 access to the Carbondale Clay Center. Residents can expect to be mentored by experienced, talented ceramic artists who are part of the vibrant Carbondale Arts community. Please download and read a copy of the Resident Artist Handbook prior to applying for this residency. It will give you a greater understanding of the experience, expectations and requirements of a CCC artist resident.

Application for Residency

Application Deadline(not postmarked):  April 7, 2017
Applicants advised by  May 1, 2017
Email materials to or send to:

Carbondale Clay Center
Residency Application
135 Main St.
Carbondale, CO 81623

Please send:

  • Application form including the outlined list of materials (click here to download)
  • $30 application fee (checks payable to the Carbondale Clay Center, or click our Buy Now button below to pay online)

Feel free to call or email with questions: 970-963-2529 or


CALL FOR ENTRIES Carbondale Clay Center

Place Setting from Rituals of the Maker, 2012 by juror
Heather Mae Erickson

 “Longing for Repetition”
Exhibition dates: June 7-28, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, June 7th, 6-8pm
Applications due: by the end of the day April 19, 2013
Juried by Heather Mae Erickson

Longing for Repetition is a National Juried and Invitational Exhibition hosted by the Carbondale Clay Center, that
explores ceramic work that represents a dialogue between parts, and is
strengthened through the use of multiples, sets, or the repetition of

This exhibition is open to all types of utilitarian
and sculptural ceramics as well as small installations that explore
multiples, sets, or repetition. Clay should be the primary medium. One
entry selected by our juror will receive a $100 “best in show” award.
(Only juried entries are eligible.)

More information and an
application form will be posted on our website soon, or contact us by
phone at 970-963-2529 or email at

Call for entry: CLAY NATIONAL VIII 2012

“Sculptural Ceramics” A National Juried and Invitational Exhibition
JURIED BY Tyler Lotz and Erin Furminsky at The Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, Colorado

This exhibition is open to all types of sculptural ceramics as well as small installations. Clay should be the primary medium. Artwork under $2000 preferred. All work must have been
completed within the last two years.

Exhibition dates: June 1st– July 2nd 2012
Public Reception: First Friday, June 1st 2012 6-8 pm
Application must be received by: Friday, April 27th
Notification of acceptance by email: Monday, May 7th
Accepted work delivered to CCC Gallery by: May 28th

Click here to download prospectus for more information

135 Main Street
Carbondale CO 81623