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National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center

October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - Free

National Clay Week

October 8-13, 2018


Celebrate a journey of clay, community, and creativity during National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center, October 8-13, 2018. The DAC will host workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations during this exciting nationwide event.


DIY Studio – Family Clay Day

Monday, October 8



The kids are out of school, so beat the boredom and 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

Tuesday, October 9


Join the conversation as the DAC live-streams the Artaxis Clay Conversations in our Artist Resource Center throughout the day.  Tune in and hear from artists all over the world as they explore the theme of Industry in ceramics.


Empty Puppy Bowls

Wednesday, October 10



Join us for the Dougherty’s Second 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.


Austin Ceramics Community Meetup

Thursday, October 11



Austin has a thriving ceramics community, so let’s all get together and celebrate it! Bring a piece of pottery (your favorite or your own) and share why clay is important to you as we meet and mingle and make the Austin clay community even greater. It’s a pottery party!

Ghost Throwing

Friday, October 12

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

FREE (space is limited, register on Eventbrite)

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 decorate their ghoulish creation. You might even spot Patrick Swayze.


Pottery Festival

Saturday, October 13



Celebrate National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center Pottery Festival! View demonstrations by local ceramic artists throughout the day and participate in interactive clay projects.


October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
October 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm


Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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