Our History

In November 2011, several local artists put together the first Las Vegas Art Studio Tour. The event was successful enough to bring about the realization that a new studio environment was needed to promote the overlooked medium of ceramics. This need with the current Downtown Development Initiative drove some of the artists to form Clay Arts Vegas and to begin searching for a space that could accommodate the needs of a successful working studio, affordable supplies, and a gallery with a focus on ceramic art, in the downtown Arts District.

After much searching, Clay Arts Vegas was able to lease the old Art Bar at 1511 South Main Street at the south end of the Arts District. We then became an official wholesaler of Laguna Clay and products. Our doors opened in March of 2012 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on June 11, 2012, officiated by Councilman Bob Coffin.

Since the opening, Clay Arts Vegas has been part of many regional events including the Venetian/The Palazzo Carnevale, Zappo’s Vendor Appreciation Party, Las Vegas First Friday, Metro Arts Council, Las Vegas Book Fair, CCSD Feats of Clay, and many more.

Our Mission

The mission of Clay Arts Vegas is to have a working studio, gallery and retail store where all who are interested in the ceramic arts have the opportunity to learn, appreciate, and have fun with clay.

June 2014 michelle
Michelle Laxalt
GIVE AND TAKE

  • Gallery Show
  • Workshop - Cold Finishes
April 2014 hunt

April 2014 lgm
Featured Ceramic Artist's
  •  Thomas Bumblauskas
  •   Kd Matheson
April 2014 chimp
Emily Nickel
          THE DARK FOREST
Gallery Show and Workshop
February 2014 kari
Kari Woosley
Woodland Rumors
Gallery show and Workshop

January 27, 2014 evite
CITY HALL RECEPTION
December 19, 2013 lvag
http://www.vegasartistsguild.com/
All of us at Clay Arts Vegas are humbled to have received the Dale Karr Scholarship Award from the members of the Las Vegas Artists' Guild. We know that it will bringing students into the LasVegas Arts District to teach them about pottery, it will bring them much happiness, pride, a knowledge of being cared for, and exposure to the arts community. Thank you to everyone at the guild!
December 21, 2014
ornament
Clay Arts Vegas and Dr. Coni Kalinowski organized a holiday ornament give away for the out patients of Mojave Mental Health in Las Vegas.  Over 250 holiday ornaments were created by the student of Clay Arts Vegas, friends of Clay Arts Vegas and staff at Mojave Mental Health.

Mojave Mental Health

Holiday Ornament Day
Winter 2013 mag

The Arts District’s Best Kept Secret: Clay Arts Vegas

By Jessica Kennedy



http://lvwomanmagazine.com/2013/arts-guide-winter-2013/
December 2013 billy
Thomas Bumblauskas
"BILLY"
Ceramic Sculpture
36"t x 30"w x 12"d
Laguna EM-349
Celebrate Las Vegas
Artists for Autism is an art project benefiting autism charities. Autism Charities Las Vegas

http://www.shopact.org/
November 2013 - February 2014


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New Sculpture Exhibit At Las Vegas City Hall Open Through Feb. 13
“Creativity Creates Community” Features Artists & Instructors From Downtown Pottery Studio

 

The public is invited to view a new sculpture exhibit, “Creativity Creates Community,” now on display at Las Vegas City Hall in the first-floor Grand Gallery, located at 495 S. Main St. Admission is free and available 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, excluding holidays, through Feb. 13, 2014. An artists’ reception is planned for Monday, Jan. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This sculptural exhibit highlights Clay Arts Vegas artists and teachers. Artists include Thomas Bumblauskas, Nicole Geary, John Gregg, Peter Jakubowski, Judith Kornett, Michelle Laxalt, K.D. Matheson, Lora Nava, Emily Nickel, Connie Norman, Joel Patton, Bobbye Sansing, Judi Sapero Tavill, Mark Rosenthal and Kari Woolsey. Clay Arts Vegas, a locally owned pottery studio, offers ceramics workshops at 1511 S. Main St. in the Arts District.

CREATIVITY CREATES COMMUNITY  - Las Vegas City Hall show

http://www.artslasvegas.org/listings/311.htm

It’s a Fine Day for Clay at City Hall

By Erin Timrawi

http://dtlv.com/2013/12/09/creativity-creates-community/
November 2/3 2013 joel
Joel Patten Workshop
October 21, 2014 rick

Clay Arts Vegas molds community with classes, projects

By F. ANDREW TAYLOR

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/clay-arts-vegas-molds-community-classes-projects
August 21, 2014 stephanie1 
Stephanie Sterling -
Best of Show 2013

Quirky fun at Clay Arts Vegas


SERVE IT UP
Gallery Review: Jenessa Kenaway

http://lasvegascitylife.com/sections/ae/art/quirky-fun-clay-arts-vegas.html
April 29 -  May 5, 2013

       Second Place
     thom vessels
The Elks Helldorado
Days Art Show
Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.
 
July 2013                        fossil Peter Jakubowski
LAPIDARY OF THE MONTH

http://www.rockngem.com/blog/lapidary-of-the-month-17/
March 2013 connien Connie K. Norman
Words and Patterns

Workshop
March 29&30

http://www.connienorman.com
January 2013          a Thomas Bumblauskas' work featured on the Laguna Clay Company facebook page.
September 2012 - January 2013 b1 Clay Arts Vegas raised $15,000 for One Million Bones with the help of Laguna Clay Comapnay, and the entire Las Vegas Community.

Photo: Alan Goya
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Orion , Misty, Thom, John and Peter at the Final Push Party as part of Jellyweek 2013
One Million Bone the November party b4
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o1 The 2nd place winner in the First Friday Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  We had lots of help from Nicole Geary.
The start of June means it’s time for Carnevale at the Venetian and Palazzo. The three-month festival runs through Sept. 9 and features classic Italian festivities focused on art, music, live entertainment, food and wine.

There are three stages of Carnevale starting with art in June followed by music in July and food and wine in August. Guests can enjoy live art demonstrations and other displays June 4 – 30 starting at The Palazzo Waterfall and Atrium & Gardens. From there the art walk continues to participating stores in The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at the Palazzo.

The live art demonstrations take place from 1 – 6 p.m. on a stage set up in The Palazzo Waterfall and Atrium & Gardens. Some of the artwork is available for purchase.

c1 June 18 – 23, 2012: Thom Bumblauskas from Clay Arts Las Vegas produces beautiful ceramics live on a potter’s wheel. Bumblauskas has worked nationally as a scenic designer for film, theater and opera. His pieces have been shown and sold at art festivals and galleries throughout the western United States.

CLAY ARTS VEGAS in the press:

http://lvwomanmagazine.com/2013/arts-guide-winter-2013/

http://www.artslasvegas.org/listings/311.htm

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/clay-arts-vegas-molds-community-classes-projects

http://dtlv.com/2013/12/09/creativity-creates-community/

http://www.rockngem.com/blog/lapidary-of-the-month-17/

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2012/mar/21/clay-arts-vegas-opens/

http://lvartsandculture.blogspot.com/2012/02/clay-arts-vegas-moves-downtown.html

http://blog.vegas.com/las-vegas-nightlife/carnevale-comes-to-the-venetian-and-palazzo-in-vegas-21675/

http://www.examiner.com/article/clay-arts-vegas-set-to-debut-near-the-vegas-arts-district

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2012/nov/07/clay-arts-vegas-acknowledges-genocide-tragedy-one-/

http://downtownproject.com/2012/downtowners-take-part-in-one-million-bones-project/

http://www.lvrj.com/view/clay-bones-project-to-lay-bare-the-global-issue-of-genocide-169278046.html

http://www.justmeans.com/Social-Innovation-Making-One-Million-Bones/57567.html

http://lasvegascitylife.com/frontpage/*/dse?page=1

https://lasvegascitylife.com/sections/ae/art/first-friday-roundup-4513.html


 











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