Volunteers, sponsors make Clay Night a success

Dear Editor:

Mid-June marked a fantastic event, Pairings at Carbondale Clay Night, at The Carbondale Clay Center. Those who attended experienced great energy, enjoyment, more than 800 artist-made cups, fabulous artwork and wonderful beverage and food tastings so generously donated by our sponsors.

The Carbondale Clay Center would like to thank all those who made the night such a success. A big thanks goes to our volunteers who made the event run smoothly, we could not have had such a wonderful event without them! Many thanks to Molly Irwin and Liz Stigler for co-chairing the event and to our resident artists whose tireless efforts are greatly appreciated. Our appreciation goes out to our sponsors as well; this includes: Donie Hubbard, Will Ferry and Sheila Draper, Mary Griffith, Alpine Bank, Katie Kitchen and Paul Kovach, Sandra and Joe McMullen, Sue Knable, Sopris Liquors and McBride Family Grass Fed Beef.

Everyone enjoyed delicious tastings generously donated by Woody Creek Cellars, Maison La Belle Vie, Guy Drew, Jack Rabbit Hill, Talon Wine Brands, Aspen Brewing, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Breckenridge Distillery, Altitude Spirits, 303 Vodka, Peak Spirits, Montanya Rum, Two Leaves and a Bud, Konnyaku, Zheng, Rico Torres, and Peppino’s Pizza. We extend a special thanks to Tracy Mishel for her fabulous chili.

Our sincere thanks goes to the more than 80 wonderful cup artists who shared their work with us and the many silent auction item artists who were so willing to donate to us. Thank you for such a successful, art-filled event.

The Carbondale Clay Center is very grateful for the support we also receive throughout the year that helps us remain a vital part of our community. We would expressly like to honor The Thrift Shop of Aspen, Sara Ransford and Colorado Creative Industries for recognizing our important place within our community and the people we serve.

Sarah Moore and K Rhynus Cesark, co-directors

and the Carbondale Clay Center board of directors