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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.

2019 Symposium: Clay Bodies

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Artist Talk with Jeffrey Forster and Damon Thomas

Chris Silkwood, co-curator of the True North exhibition will begin the discussion with an introduction about the Heights Boulevard Sculpture Project.Jeff Forster and Damon Thomas will be discussing both of their large-scale sculptures, each included in TRUE NORTH 2019, the sixth iteration of the annual public sculpture exhibit along Heights Boulevard. Both Damon’s “Home Fire” and Jeff’s “North Space Ruin” in the 1800 block of the Heights are the first ceramic sculptures included in this annual outdoor exhibit since it began in 2014. All eight of the sculptures in TRUE NORTH 2019 will be on display through Dec. 15, 2019.  Register Here

Artists are elbows-deep in bowl-making in preparation for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls event to be held May 18th from 11-3 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Bowl donations may be dropped off at the Ceramic Store or at HCCC beginning May 3rd through May 16th.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the event.  Duties include bowl staging, greeting the public, assisting with checkout, and boxing the remaining bowls at the end of the day.  If interested in volunteering, you may sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4faba823aaf85-volunteers

The Empty Bowls Preview Party is Friday May 17, from 6-8 at HCCC.  50% of ticket sales help support HCCC.  To purchase tickets to the Preview Party, go to: https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/upcomingevent/empty-bowls-preview-party/

Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street,  once again is generously hosting a month-long exhibition and silent auction to benefit Empty Bowls.  The exhibition is May 4-25 with an opening reception on May 10, from 5-8.   

Print on Clay: Surface Development with Nicolle LaMere

Print on Clay: Surface Development with Nicolle LaMere at Box 13 Artspace on June 1, 2019 from 12-3PM. Participants will be learning how to explore personal narratives through the development of imagery on clay. Nicolle will demonstrate how to make your own englobes from scratch as well as demonstrate newsprint/newspaper transfers and the use of stencils. This workshop is free and open to ClayHouston members only. Space is limited.  Register Here

The Visual Arts Alliance presents, Work, Identity and Gender Disparity in the Arts, Three Artists in Conversation: Pat Colville, Terrell James and Rabea Ballin, The panel will take place at MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002, Wednesday, May 1, at 6:00 pm. Tickets available at MATCH Box Office.

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

01 Jun 2019 12:00 PM • Box 13 Artspace, upstairs gallery, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011
19 Oct 2019 9:00 AM • Glassell Studio School 5101 Montrose St Houston Tx 77006, Auditorium and Ceramics Studio Rm 106

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