Welcome to ClayHouston

ClayHouston supports Houston artists working in ceramics.  We provide educational opportunities, creative activities, and social groups.  We would be delighted for you to be a part.  See the "Membership" page for more information.

Call for Entries September 9 - October 27


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  1. click on above Submittable.com link
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  3. Once in...do a search for ClayHouston, click on ClayHouston
  4. You should be taken to CH entry page

Hilmsen Residency

The long-awaited application period for our German 3-week workshop at Atelier Haus Hilmsen Residency is up and running. The workshop will run June 14 thru July 3, 2020, and will include a three-day hands-on workshop with Peter Klube and finish with a show. Check him out at Peter Klube. To apply click here.


First Saturday in the Heights

We are working on making our BCCC (clay crawl) December 8, 2019, the best ever.  To help advertise, we have arranged for a non-profit table at the 1st Saturday events in the Heights on October 5, November 2 and December 7 and are looking for volunteer members to man the table. October, November, December


True North Artist Talk

The True North Artist Talk with Jeff Forster and Damon Thomas is 10:00 AM Sat, Oct. 5. Meet at Heights & 10th St. Register.

2019 Symposium: Clay Bodies

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ClayHouston presents it's 5th Annual Symposium

featuring Thaddeus Erdahl and Lorna Meaden

ClayHouston is pleased to announce the 2019 Fall Symposium, “Clay Bodies” This year we are very happy to have Lorna Meaden and Thaddeus Erdahl for our visiting artists. Lorna and Thaddeus are two prolific ceramic artists with diverse backgrounds and multi-faceted studio practices. Kathryn Hall, curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, will be our Keynote Speaker and Jessica Kreutter, an art faculty member in ceramics and sculpture at Houston Community College, will be our Panel Moderator.

Both Thaddeus Erdahl and Lorna Meaden create work that considers the human body, whether it be sculpting the accumulation of stories and time on the faces of figures, or the bodily experience, routine and celebration that revolves around daily sustenance through handmade vessels. Thaddeus Erdahl is a studio artist and teacher in St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida. He was a resident of Arrowmont and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center.  He has taught numerous workshops on the subjects of ceramic sculpture and surface design.  Erdahl uses exaggerated figurative forms to explore myth and the oddities of human nature. The content of his work tends to juxtapose dark humor and ancient narratives with cartoon-toy playfulness.  Lorna Meaden is a studio potter in Durango, Colorado. She has been a resident at Archie Bray, Anderson Ranch and was a demonstrating artist at NCECA. Meaden creates wood/soda fired porcelain vessels that are rich in ornamentation. She uses features like long spouts, soft bulging handles and textile patterns in mishima lines to create an extravagant, nostalgic experience that gives reverence to the handmade. 

See the ClayHouston Calendar for more information on these and other upcoming events!   

19 Oct 2019 9:00 AM • Glassell Studio School 5101 Montrose St Houston Tx 77006, Auditorium and Ceramics Studio Rm 106
02 Nov 2019 10:00 AM • First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights, 530 W. 19th St. Houston TX. 77008
02 Nov 2019 2:00 PM • First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights, 530 W. 19th St. Houston TX. 77008

Contact ClayHouston at info@ClayHouston.org

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