District Clay Starts IndieGogo Campaign To Fund DC’s First Clay Center

By Editorial Team on November 2, 2016

As part of its transition to become Washington DC first to first Clay Center, the District Clay Center started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $10,000.  District Clay will match each dollar that is raised with its own funds.

District Clay has also launched a non-profit arm to fund its new Community Clay! Program, which will offer free ceramic classes to underserved youth and free teacher training to public and charter school teachers.  This arm, called the District Clay Educational Fund, will also support our guest resident artist program and cultural and educational outreach regarding the ceramic arts and crafts.

The IndieGogo Campaign will help fund the following:

  • The Community Clay! Program
  • A large 18.5 cubic foot electric kiln and glaze test kiln
  • A raku kiln
  • Six warecarts
  • A Peter Pugger claymixer and pugmill
  • A resident artist program for young emerging artists
  • A work/study program

The NEW District Clay Center will also include a 500 square foot Gallery, room for workshops and receptions, an associate artist program (in addition to our studio artist program), significantly expanded ceramic equipment, a guest resident artist program and a master artist workshop program.

District Clay is also creating 17 private studio spaces for ceramic and other visual artists.  The studios range in size from 8’ x 11’ to 12’ x 20’ and include electricity, an overhead light, a door or privacy curtain (depending on the studio) and shelving outside the studio for display of artwork.  Studios are $2.90/square foot including utilities, wi-fi, a kitchen, men’s and women’s bathrooms and easy parking as well as use of all of District Clay’s facilities.

Regarding future events, on Tuesday, November 1st, the new DCC launched an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund the new Center. On Saturday evening, November 19th, the DCC will have a Grand Opening Party and an inaugural Gallery Exhibition titled ‘Homegrown Talent’. For more details, visit www.districtclaycenter.com.

(via District Clay. Photo courtesy of District Clay.)