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.

Our second regional exhibition, TIMELESS CLAY: Future Artifacts, opens Monday March 4 and runs thru April 6. It features a refreshing variety of contemporary ceramic works by artists from Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. We had over 70 entries with over 170 pieces entered. Congratulations to our ClayHouston members who are included, Lauren Clay, Angela Corson, Sierra Estes, Nell Gottlieb, Nicolle LaMere, Gabo Martini, Jessica Phillips and Abbie Preston.  To view all the images and artists follow this link: Biennial The reception and award ceremony will be March 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at HCC Central Visual Arts Gallery.

We have secured our venue for the 2nd Annual Members Pop-Up Marketplace. It will be at All Saints Catholic Church on April 20 from 10am-4 pm. There will be 10'x10' spots as well as 6' table spaces available. We had a wonderful turn out last year and great press coverage in The Leader. We hope you will consider taking part in this year's Pop-Up and help us make it another successful event.  Students are encouraged to apply for the Pop-Up and can email estes.ceramics@gmail.com for student scholarships to cover the cost of a 6' booth space.  Register Here


Community Day

ClayHouston will be participating in the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Community Day on March 2, 2019 from 11am-3pm. We will have a table set up for demonstrations and to share about our organization and are needing 4 volunteers to help with either a morning shift or an afternoon shift. Volunteer here 

ClayHouston will be hosting our second Clay Creative on Sunday, April 14 from 1-3PM, a social event in order to connect with our clay community as well as a time to learn from our fellow members. This month will be held at Betsy Evan's studio at Winter Street Studios. Register Here

Empty Bowls Houston is gearing up for its 15th annual event which helps the Houston Food Bank battle food insecurity in the Greater Houston area.  This year’s event is Saturday, May 18th from 11-3 at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street.  Artists are invited to create and donate soup-sized bowls which will be sold for $25.  For each bowl purchased, the Food Bank can provide 75 nutritious meals.   Larger bowls are also accepted and priced accordingly. Since the inception of Empty Bowls Houston, artists like you have helped provide over 2.6 million meals! 

A Preview Party will be held on Friday, May 17th from 6-8 at HCCC. Attendees purchasing an admission ticket for $50 will have first choice of the bowls and enjoy light bites, drinks and craft camaraderie. 

To donate bowls, artists may bring them to the Ceramic Store or HCCC from May 1st to May 16th.  For the event Volunteers Needed.  

The following are some suggested events you may want to consider:

Front Gallery Houston presents Gabo Martinez: Sueños de Turquesa, March 3-23. 1412 Bonnie Brae St Houston, TX 77006. Reception for the artist: Sunday March 3, 2-5 PM. http://frontgallery.com/gabo.html

Inman Gallery presents a Conversation between Katrina Moorhead and Dean Daderko, Saturday, March 9 at 1pm, 3901 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Join Senior Curator Michelle White for a conversation on the exhibition Roni HornWhen I Breathe, I Draw. She will discuss Horn’s recent
encompassing, large-scale drawings that mark time and consciousness and continue her career-long investigation of how circumstance and place imbue her drawing practice. Menil Drawing Institute, Sunday, March 10 3–4 p.m. Public Program.

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

14 Apr 2019 1:00 PM • Betsy Evan’s Studio at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street Houston, 77007 Studio #4 (upstairs)
20 Apr 2019 10:00 AM • All Saints Catholic Church, 215 E 10th St, Houston, TX 77008

Contact ClayHouston at info@ClayHouston.org

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