National Clay Week

October 9, 2019
6:00 pm
Dougherty Arts Center

National Clay Week

October 7-12, 2019

Celebrate a journey of clay, community, and creativity during National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center, October 7-12, 2019. The Dougherty will host workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations during this exciting nationwide event.

Family Clay Day

Monday, October 7, 2019


Come play with some clay! We’re making fall-themed pottery projects including pinch pot pumpkins, apple shaped bowls, and leaf prints. Glaze your work of art and leave it behind to be fired in our kilns. You’ll pick up your beautiful and functional ceramic artwork in two weeks!

Clay Conversations - Residencies

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Join the conversation as the DAC explores this year’s topic of residencies and streams resource videos from ArtAxis that highlight how to apply to ceramic residency programs and what it’s like to work at those residencies, all while discussing the Dougherty’s Visual Artist Residency Program.

Empty Puppy Bowls

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Join us for the Dougherty’s Third Annual Empty Puppy Bowls event where activities will include glazing ceramic pet bowls, doggie paw prints in clay, and a photo booth; all while helping out local pet rescue organizations. So grab your furry friend and come support Austin animals!

Ceramic Photography Workshop and Meetup

Thursday, October 10, 2019


Documenting your ceramic work can be intimidating, but we’re here to help you conquer it, all while you mingle with other artists from the Austin clay community. So, grab some of your work and a camera (cell phones work great!), and we’ll provide the rest of the gear and knowledge. Let’s all get together and celebrate clay! Refreshments provided.

Ghost Throwing

Friday, October 11, 2019

6:00-7:30pm, 7:30-9:00pm

Ghost Throwing is a free one-time throwing class where participants will get a chance to experience the pottery wheel, take a tour of our clay studio, and glaze their creation. You might even spot Patrick Swayze! (limit 12 per class, ages 18+ only)

Register at: https://dacghostthrowing.eventbrite.com

Austin Pottery Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Celebrate National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center’s Austin Pottery Festival! View demonstrations by local ceramic artists throughout the day and participate in interactive clay projects. Take a tour of the Dougherty’s clay studio and find out what community clay is all about!

Price: Free

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Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd.