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.

Attention Sculptors

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for its annual Sculpture National exhibition, a juried group show that explores and celebrates clay as a sculptural fine art medium. Entries are due August 15th!  Apply online www.nolaclay.org

Workshop with Zoe Gross

Please join ClayHouston and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) for Spill the Dirt, an artist talk and demonstration with Zoe Gross. This will be held on August 31 at HCCC (4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002) from 11 AM - 2 PM. Zoe will lead us in a conversation digging deep into her creative and technical process. She will begin with an artist talk exploring her artistic inspiration, her graduate work at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her experience as a resident artist and arts educator. Following the artist talk will be a live demonstration of Zoe’s building process covering advanced coil construction and textural surface design where participants will be encouraged to ask questions regarding their own work. The artist talk will begin at 11 AM, followed by a demonstration at 12:30 PM. 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!   

29 Aug 2019 6:30 PM • 4224 Riley St, Houston, TX 77005
31 Aug 2019 11:00 AM • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
28 Sep 2019 11:00 AM • Nosami Studio - 739 7 1/2 St, Houston, TX 77007

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