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.
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.
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.
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.
GIVE AND TAKE
- Gallery Show
- Workshop - Cold Finishes
|Featured Ceramic Artist's
- Thomas Bumblauskas
- Kd Matheson
THE DARK FOREST
Gallery Show and Workshop
Gallery show and Workshop
|January 27, 2014
|CITY HALL RECEPTION
|December 19, 2013
|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
|December 21, 2014
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.
Holiday Ornament Day
The Arts District’s Best Kept Secret: Clay Arts
By Jessica Kennedy
36"t x 30"w x 12"d
for Autism is an art project benefiting autism
charities. Autism Charities Las Vegas
|November 2013 - February 2014
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
It’s a Fine
Day for Clay at City Hall
|November 2/3 2013
|Joel Patten Workshop
|October 21, 2014
Clay Arts Vegas
molds community with classes, projects
By F. ANDREW TAYLOR
|August 21, 2014
Stephanie Sterling -
Best of Show 2013
Quirky fun at Clay
SERVE IT UP
Gallery Review: Jenessa Kenaway
|April 29 - May 5, 2013
Days Art Show
Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston
Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.
OF THE MONTH
||Connie K. Norman
Words and Patterns
||Thomas Bumblauskas' work featured on the Laguna Clay Company facebook
|September 2012 - January 2013
||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
|Orion , Misty, Thom, John and Peter at the
Final Push Party as part of Jellyweek 2013
|One Million Bone the November party
||The 2nd place winner in the First Friday Pumpkin
Decorating Contest. We had lots of help from
|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
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.
||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.
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