Mission, Values, Vision & Focus Areas

Clayworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of ceramic arts, advancement of artists and students, and enrichment of the communities it serves.

Clayworks values itself as having a commitment to….
…being a welcoming and supportive community of creative individuals
…creating and promoting quality art and arts products
…encouraging personal and artistic growth and exchange of ideas
…providing education for all ages and abilities
…fostering a collaborative approach
…welcoming a wide variety and diversity of all people
…contributing to and engaging with the community
…continuing a strong, fiscally responsible organization
…emphasizing innovative practices in arts administration

Clayworks envisions supporting its stated mission with programming and operations including: an expanding staff and/or interns, programming that includes adult, children and family classes, an ongoing lecture series, a gallery, artist development programs, scholarship programs, and community impact programs including the mobile and satellite studios for diverse populations.

An active committee structure supports the critical areas of focus required to achieve the Clayworks vision:

  • Programming & Operations
  • Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Facilities