Clayworks Inc. (Charlotte, NC)


  • Name:Mrs. Adrienne Dellinger
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Clayworks Inc.
  • Address:4506 Monroe Road
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:704-344-0795

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  • Mission:
  • 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.

  • Overview:
  • Clayworks FY14 Programs
    For Fiscal 2014, Clayworks will offer the following:
    • Three ten week sessions offering eleven adult classes each session
    • Twenty four six-week sessions for beginning wheel students
    • One eight week session offering ten classes during the summer months for our adult classes.
    • A lecture series offering 3 lectures about the ceramic arts throughout the year.
    • A professional development series targeting professional ceramicist and we will host three events in FY14.
    • Continue to rent studio space to twenty two local artists.
    • Continue its partnership with Community School of the Arts offering 2, 10- week sessions with two classes each session for our children’s classes and a 5-week winter workshop for children.
    • Six weeks of clay camps for children age’s six to ten years old. One week of summer camps for children ages 11-14 will be added to our schedule this year.
    • NEW for 2013- Birthday parties
    • Host teambuilding workshops for area organizations.
    • Two annual studio sales featuring a diverse selection of handmade pottery and ceramic sculpture created by Clayworks instructors and studio artists.
    Clayworks outreach programs:
    • Clayworks will increase its visibility on the ASC Education Provider Directory this year and will submit at least 5 programs for CMS schools to choose from in a variety of age ranges.
    • The outreach program will also continue, offering 30 weeks of outreach in after school programs at the YWCA after school centers, reaching 900 under privileged youth that would not otherwise be exposed to the ceramic arts.
    • Continue to partner with community based organizations offering outreach programs to a wide variety of organizations; expecting to conduct a minimum of 12 programs in FY 14.
    • Clayworks will continue its partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and recreation therapeutic division, offering 49 sessions of ceramic classes to Autistic children and adults.
    • Clayworks has developed a relationship with the area libraries and will have 16 hands-on programs held in the Independence Branch Library this summer.
    • Three demonstration workshops with professional ceramicists during the fiscal year for our more advanced students, instructors, studio artists, and ceramic professionals in the area.
    • The Muddy fun program remains strong and Clayworks will offer 18 Muddy Fun sessions in FY 2014.
    • Continue with our studio wide community service project with the donation of over 300 bowls for the Second Harvest Food Bank fundraiser.
    • Provide space, volunteer students and studio artists to work with InReach (mentally disable adults)clients to create 60-80 handmade vases for the InReach fundraiser in November 2014.

  • History:
  • Clayworks Inc. is a non-profit organization, providing three decades of ceramics education to the Charlotte community. Established in 1977 under the auspices of Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education and continuing in that capacity until 1996, the studio offered courses at the center’s North Tryon Street location. From 1996 to 1997, Clayworks operated in the same location under the Arts & Science Council. In 1998 the organization was absorbed under the McColl Center for Visual Art and relocated to studio space on East 9th Street. In 2004, Clayworks became an independent organization, maintaining its same location, but establishing its own 501(c)3 status. In 2011, Clayworks purchased it's own 1500 square foot facility at 4506 Monroe Road in Charlotte, NC where the organization has expanded and grown its outreach activities and the programs that it offers.

  • Year established:2004
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:2


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:90-0198258

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:900198258
  • Organization Name:CLAYWORKS INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:%
  • Organization Address:4506 MONROE RD
  • Organization City:CHARLOTTE
  • Organization State:NC
  • Organization Zip:28205-7716
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 2004
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$1,325,768
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$554,721
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$541,339
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 12:09:00 pm

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