Scooped from the earth, clay is one of the most versatile substances. Its history in New Mexico goes back centuries, millenniums even.
Paying homage to clay and to those to carve it, craft, throw it and build with it is at the heart of the Silver City Clay Festival (clayfestival.com), which continues today through July 30, said Jen Pack, festival coordinator.
“There are things for adults, for youths, stimulating academic inquiries, hands-on workshops,” Pack said. “It’s a really broad festival. There’s something for everybody. We tried to incorporate lots of free events.”
The festival is the brainchild of Lee Gruber, co-owner of Syzygy Tile (syzygytile.com), a Silver City-based manufacturer of handmade clay tile.