Community Day


We are hosting a Community Day Saturday, October 19th! Come by from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. for hands-on demos and activities with professional artists, studio/gallery tours, and our signature Kiln Cafe! Join the excitement of afternoon ClayLympics while area competitors face off in an absurd decathalon of clay, culminating in a potluck and our annual Resident Artist presentations.

Saturday, October 19th
10 A.m. to 8 P.M.


belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108

Schedule of Events:

10am - 2pm: Artist Demonstrations in the Main Studio space

2:30pm: Check-In for Claylympics Teams

3pm - 5pm: CLAYLYMPICS!

5pm: Potluck dinner; all are welcome!

6pm: RezPrez - the annual Artists in Residence slide presentations


Would you like to participate in ClayLympics? If you want to cheer and jeer, come watch the spectacle from 3-5pm as artists compete in events such as “Tallest Blindfolded Thrown Vessel”. If you want to participate, compose a team of 2-8 members and create a team name. Awards will be given for individual challenges, team score, and best team uniform.
Here are a few more Challenges:

  • Tallest Coil Pot

  • 60 sec. Pinch Pot

  • Longest Blindfolded Unbroken Coil

  • Slip Bucket Blindfolded relay

  • Tallest Blindfolded Thrown Vessel

  • “Kobe” event – most tools made into bucket

  • Obstacle Course

  • Partner Throwing (One Hand from each person)

  • And more!

Email team name and member names to Career Residents Elaine Buss and Kate Schroeder at before October 12th to register.




Would you like to volunteer to help us make this a great event for everyone?! We will have many opportunities and need lots of hands to make this day happen. Everything from throwing demos, to ClayLympics score-keepers, to smiling faces are needed for assisting. Click this link to see a list of how you can help or email the Career Residents, Elaine Buss and Kate Schroeder, at for more information.