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The Cookery is opening it's doors for a very Brunchy Sunday!  Enjoy brunch by Pie Pushers, hand crafted and unique cocktails by Alley Twenty Six (with local beer on tap and stellar wines, of course), an art and food market hosted by Claymakers and talented Cookery members, and wine tasting with Wine Authorities
Admission is FREE.  11:30am to 3:30pm.

Come hungry and ready to buy pottery, sculpture, and locally produced goodies!
Art and food market includes Claymakers, Wine Authorities, Pampas Empanadas, Lion's Head Pottery, Barley Labs, Charlie Evergreen, Evelyn Ward, Silo Granola, Susan Wells Art, Gluten Free with Sarah B, and Trout Ceramics.

Did you know that there's a thriving clay community, right outside of downtown Durham on Foster Street? Claymakers inspired this Brunchy Sunday event, and we encourage you to donate to this non-profit studio that is a regional center for clay arts!  CLICK HERE to donate.

Claymakers is a hub for the clay community in North Carolina and beyond, Claymakers serves students, professionals, hobbyists, and collectors alike by providing: 

  • a myriad of classes to help beginning to advanced students find creative expression in clay;
  • access to a studio for students to work independently;
  • studio assistantships for burgeoning professionals to learn the craft of running a studio;
  • studio rental space for independent clay artists;
  • frequent workshops with nationally renowned artists that are attended by both local and regional artists and students;
  • a supply store that supports arts programs at multiple local schools, arts centers and independent artists' home studios;
  • a fine ceramic arts gallery that celebrates ceramic art being created today in North Carolina and beyond;
  • and a place for artists and students to share their ideas and promote excellence in their work.



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Back home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hernan Moyano always had a passion for bringing family and friends together by way of the EMPANADA.  After relocating to the United States, he enjoyed sharing those same much-loved pastries with his American friends, who were always more than happy to oblige. It was not long before Hernan began toying with the idea of opening an Empanada restaurant in the US.  Along the way, Hernan learned that brother, Santiago and long time childhood friend, Ricardo Yofre shared his vision of doing the very same thing.  After much planning, discussion and gathering old family recipes that had been handed down thru generations PAMPAS EMPANADAS became a reality. 

Pampas Empanadas is a catering company dedicated to make baked Argentinian Empanadas and related products. Pampas Empanadas was born and is based in the Triangle area of North Carolina. We will be opening our first store in the Triangle by the end of 2014.

At the moment, we are focused on catering for companies and doing deliveries in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Our products are fresh, baked and made with the best quality ingredients. We offer a wide range of flavors that include Beef, Chicken, BBQ Pulled pork, Bacon & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, Onion & Cheese, Spinach, Sweet Corn, and Veggie. 


There is such a rich clay tradition in North Carolina and so many accomplished potters locally, that I feel fortunate to be a part of this very vibrant community. My goal as an artist is to embody the joy and sense of play I feel when working with clay whether I'm creating functional pots for everyday use or decorative pieces for the home. Most of my work is wheel thrown using high fire stoneware clay. Designs are created with slip and glazes and stamps and are typically abstract, sometimes primitive, and incorporate elements of nature. I am attracted to variations in form and strive for clean lines and designs that spatially fit each pot. The final glazing is done by layering shino glazes or by firing in a soda kiln. All of my functional pots are glazed with food safe glazes, and are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Each pot is unique. I do series of similar design, but no two are ever exactly the same and the designs are always changing. Every piece is created with attention to the way it feels in your hand or on your lips, to the visual pleasure it evokes, as well as its function. I want you to experience pleasure every time you touch it day after day, year after year.  

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Make sure to visit the Barley Labs booth and take a selfie with Barley! Post your pic with #BarleyLabs, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Best Buddies gift pack!

What do you get when you mix a home brewer and a fun-loving Lab mix named Barley? You get Barley Labs, an all-natural dog treat company based in Durham, N.C. Made with recycled beer grain from Fullsteam Brewery, Barley Labs dog treats do not contain any preservatives, corn or soy and are available in peanut butter, cheese and pumpkin flavors. Additionally, 10 cents from every bag sold is donated to APS of Durham. 


I am an artist native to the Carolinas, exhibiting since 1988, currently based at Claymakers Community Arts, a non-profit ceramic studio in downtown Durham, NC, where I am a resident artist, gallery curator, and ceramics teacher. In my work, I maintain a core of fine craftsmanship, often a meditative quiet, an appreciation for the beauty of natural chaos, and I sometimes include a bit of silliness, for your health. Whether creating functional ware or sculpture, I strive to show a balance between contrasting things, such as precision and looseness, solemnity and humor, the vivid and the mute. Visit me at Claymakers, or contact me directly at 919-801-7174,

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Silo is a small batch granola company out of Durham, NC.  We specialize in handcrafted and creative artisan granola and granola bars, featuring fresh, high-quality, and locally sourced ingredients.  We twice bake all of our varieties to be perfectly crunchy and great over yogurt, milk, and even ice cream.  Silo granola is also great all by itself as a satisfying, energy-packed snack for outdoor adventures or when you are on the go.  Look for us at your local Triangle coffee shops and gourmet food stores, or order online at!



Susan Wells’ art & pottery are an invitation to a world where ideas and prayer are created in form through clear thought and intention. She devotes her art to the 5 elements: earth, air, fire, water and aether. Her work is designed to forward our deepest desires, answer prayers and contribute powerfully to the healing and restoration of our planet earth. Susan takes commissions from organizations that wish to green their offices or give handmade gifts. Among others, Susan has made personalized mugs in quantity for Duke University Press, family reunions, and small businesses.


Evelyn Ward makes handmade salt-fired pottery for the kitchen and home. Her work has a contemporary feel while maintaining traditional qualities of good craftsmanship. All of her pieces are intended for everyday use, so they can go in the dishwasher and microwave.

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Our Mission at Gluten-Free with Sarah B is to provide a tasty gluten-free option for those who are over the typical grainy, bland tasting gluten-free options in the market today. Gluten-Free with Sarah B is here to provide cost-effective gluten-free options to those who have Celiac’s Disease or those choosing a gluten-free diet. We know from experience how difficult and expensive gluten-free foods can be. Help spread the word about Gluten-Free with Sarah B to your local grocer and other local businesses!



Laura Korch is a studio potter.  Visit her at Trout Ceramics studio in the historic North Gate Park neighborhood at 101 Higbee St. Durham, NC 27704. Original works are available for sale, and Laura accepts bookings for private lessons.  Trout Ceramics is open to the public by appointment.

I work one-on-one with beginners through advanced learners. My studio has one electric stand-up wheel and amble table space for assembling pieces together. The table space is also great for hand builders. There are 2 electric kilns. The studio has heat and a/c.

Lessons typically involve working with clay during the beginning stages of the process. Those interested in keeping, glazing, and firing work to take home will be charged an additional fee.  An extra lesson is needed to learn how to glaze. I have 8 years teaching experience with clay.

Check out the APR tent outside on our patio during the event!  The tent is a great way to expand your event area without risking rainy or uncomfortable weather! 

American Party Rentals is the Triangle's home for special event rentals and wedding rentals. Whether it's a once in a lifetime occasion or an annual get-together, American Party Rentals has the inventory to make your event stand out from all the rest. Visit the new items section of our catalog to view all of the most recent additions to our inventory!


605 WEST

Located right down the road on West Chapel Hill Street, we'd like to welcome our neighbors, 605 West Apartments! They are officially open, so feel free to visit to learn more about their opening specials!

"IT'S RIGHT HERE." 605 West is a luxury apartment community near downtown Durham that features studio, one and two bedroom units. Whether you're a graduate student or a young professional seeking an upscale apartment, 605 West fits a variety of needs. When you live with us, you'll have access to all our modern amenities, and Brightleaf Square and the American Tobacco District which feature some of Durham's finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues are just steps away.



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