New Website

We are excited to announce that we are working on a new website.  Most items have been transferred and once we have finished you can find everything at www.carolinaclaymatters.org  Please check that site for the most up to date info.

Winter Workshop - Josh De Weese Presenter



  On February 1st. and 2nd 2014, Montana potter and Archie Bray alumni, Josh De Weese taught a class on throwing large (4ft.) urns, basket vases, and darted pitchers. His pottery is very fluid and are often sketched and etched.














Josh emphasized the “ gesture” of the pot and capturing the moment in time that the pot was created.  He explained the value of pottery for bringing art into our everyday life. 

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CCM Holiday Party 2014

 One of the wonderful benefits of the Carolina Claymatters Guild is the fellowship that is shared among the members. Each year the guild gathers for a holiday celebration in early January. This year, member Jane Roberts hosted the gathering in her lovely home.


Potters are the best cooks! Everyone enjoyed a delicious and diverse potluck meal.


The annual pottery exchange was lively and fun, as was the door prize give-away. Each member in attendance went home with either a new pottery tool or book. In between all the fun, a business meeting was squeezed in. 


A big thank you to Jane for hosting the party, a good time was had by all!

September Meeting - Kim Chapman Demonstration

On Sunday, September 15, 2013 the CCM Guild held the general membership meeting at Carolina Clay Connection.  We had a short business meeting where we discussed the planning for the upcoming Fall Pottery Festival followed by a throwing demo by Kim Chapman. Kim showed us his excellent throwing technique and regaled us with stories of how he became a potter and the early years.

Carolina Clay Matters Fall Pottery Festival

Carolina Clay Matters Fall Pottery Festival is on October 12th from 10am-4pm at 8300 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC at the barn in McAlpine Business Park.  Over 50 potters from North and South Carolina will bring their newest clay designs.  From functional to sculptural you will find a large variety of pieces. Please come out and enjoy the beautiful day and meet the artists. The event is free and open to the public and there is plenty of free parking.  Check out the video for a peek at the Spring festival.

Amy Sanders - Summer Workshop

This summer Amy Sanders gave a one day workshop at CPCC's clay studio.  She showed her techniques for slab building and texturing clay.  Recently she has changed to Earthenware for a more vibrant color in her glazes and she spoke of the challenges in finding the right clay.

Amy was very informative and entertaining.  She made many different pieces in a short amount of time.  She also spoke of balancing family life and finding time to work in clay.

For more photos of the workshop, check out the photo page.

Spring Pottery Festival - May 11, 2013


On May 11th from 10am-4pm over 45 clay artists gathered at the Barn @ McAlpine Business Park, 8300 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC.

There were over 58 potters and it was a lovely day despite the chance for rain.  Check HERE for photos of the day.

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