The Tucson Clay Co-op is hosting a dance party on Saturday, October 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. at 3326 North Dodge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building it is housed in! The party will start at 5 p.m. with two speakers offering talks about what the neighborhood was like in 1918, the "good old days" of Tucson, and occupants over the century. We will have live music by “Wayback Machine” in the gallery starting at 6 p.m., and the wheel and glaze rooms will be cleared for dancing, with a potluck feast in the back hand building rooms!
The bright yellow adobe home of the Co-op was built in 1918 as a residence with a basement originally used to be a cold cellar which the pottery uses for storage. The building became the studio of metal artist Lynne Rae Lowe prior to becoming the home of the Co-op. The Co-op recently founded the non-profit organization CAUSE (Clay Arts for the Underserved in Education) and purchased an old Pioneer Short Bus to use as a mobile art studio to provide free art lessons and experiences for Tucson kids. The bus is parked at the Co-op as we get CAUSE operations started.
The Tucson Clay Co-op offers wheel, hand building, culture, and mosaic classes as well as kid's birthday parties, corporate paint bar parties, and Saturday Night Adult Clay Parties. The Co-op also has a gallery that offers fine functional pottery and one of a kind art pieces from its members and faculty.