Friday Date Night / Clayzorback – BYU/Auburn/Liberty


Fridays, 6:30 – 8:30

Oct 14 to Nov 4

Choose Date & Instructor Below

18 Years of Age and Up

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  • A 3% Transaction Fee Applies when Using Cards
  • Masks are not required, but are available at the front desk.
  • Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.


Friday Date Night — Make a “Clayzorback”

Make and paint your own Functional Razorback Mascot out of clay in this 2 hour game weekend workshop!

CLAYzorbacks can be made into Beer Steins, Flowerpots, Kitchen Utensil or Candle holders!

Please allow 7-10 days before Pick Up at CCC,  for projects to be glazed and fired.

Beer and snacks provided by McBride Distributing (logo) for Adults 21 and over

Price is per person.

* Share your Date Night with your friends with the Social Media icons to the left, and make it a night of fun and memories for anyone who will join you! *


Teaching Artist Sam Dowd

Sam Dowd

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Sam Dowd earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA from Kansas State University where he met his wife, Jenny.

Passionate about art as a career, he and Jenny moved frequently, teaching and producing art for shops, galleries, and fairs across the country. Landing in Jackson, Wyoming in 2007, Sam served as the Ceramics and Sculpture Manager for the Art Association of Jackson Hole, and in 2010, he and Jenny launched Dowd House Studios. Sam has also been involved in several public art installations, including mounting a 16’ kinetic steel canoe over a state highway and installing his clay sculpture, “Glimpse”, on the grounds of the Center for Arts in Jackson. While in Jackson, Sam also managed many successful community art programs for kids and adults and curated multiple shows and workshops.

In 2021, Sam and Jenny relocated to NWA to open their Prairie Grove studio and fulfill their dream of becoming full-time potters. With a passion for sharing his experiences and work with his new community, Sam and Jenny have been members of the Community Creative Center’s Open Studio program since spring and are active supporters of community arts programming in NWA.

Teaching Artist Nina Buonaiuto

Nina Buonaiuto

Nina grew up in a clay studio as the child of sculptors and has been a teacher for over 20 years. During that time she has taught every age from kindergarten to high school and multiple subjects such as Spanish, PE, skiing, art, and all school subjects. The teaching role also allowed her the opportunity to teach and live overseas for seven years in China and both the Northern and Southern parts of Kazakhstan. Part of her decision to become a teacher was to try and escape the legacy of artists in her family and do something different and yet she finds herself drawn to creating a balance between the need for art in her life and her passion for teaching. Teaching art has proven to be a happy medium. She is currently teaching art at Thaden school in Bentonville and tinkering in her own home-based clay studio. She has a full life with two daughters, two dogs, two cats, five chickens, and the desire to say yes to it all.

CCC Studio Manager Chase Wilson

Chase Wilson

Chase is an Arkansas native born and raised in North Little Rock. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BFA in Art Education and a studio practice in ceramics. Chase focuses on contemporary functional pottery and is currently expanding material knowledge and technical skills. When he’s not making pots, Chase enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching razorback baseball.

Our Date Night Sponsor:

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Crossover Liquor

“Crossover Liquor has been located at the same spot in Fayetteville, AR for nearly 40 years, serving customers a great selection of wines and spirits at even greater prices. Let us supply the drinks for all of your sports parties, tail-gating events, summer barbecues, or merely a quiet night at home. And, if you are planning an event, take advantage of our event planning service and let us help make your party perfect—while taking some of the stress off your shoulders. Our selection of liquors, wines, beers, and ready-to-serve cocktails is sure to make your event or night-in extra special. Visit Crossover Liquor today to view our awesome selection!”


  • Masks are not required, but are available at the front counter.
  • Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.
  • A 3% Transaction Fee Applies when Using Cards.

Additional information

Date & Instructor

Oct 14, with Sam Dowd, Oct 28, with Nina Buonaiuto, Nov 4, with Chase Wilson


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