ClayHouston, an organization dedicated to the craft and art of clay, is pleased to submit its call for entries for a regional ceramics group exhibition to take place in the art gallery of

The C. G. Jung Educational Center, Houston, Texas 

April 2 – April 28, 2016

 

Clay: Body, Mind, and Soul

A ClayHouston Biennial Regional Exhibit

While functional work in clay speaks to the needs of our body and spirit through the recognizable forms one uses in daily life - cups, bowls, teapots, plates, and ritual objects - nonfunctional clay works speak more to the cerebral side of ourselves through expressions of important ideas, feelings or designs. If done well, both can transcend function and nonfunction and speak to the viewer on a higher plane – can in fact, speak to the needs of our soul.

It is in this spirit that ClayHouston invites clay artists from the greater Southwest to participate in an exhibition celebrating “Clay: Body, Mind and Soul” with the best ceramics that the artists of the region have to offer.

Juror 

Garth Johnson

Studio artist, writer, curator and educator Garth Johnson is curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona. Before moving to Tempe, Garth served as the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century. His weblog, Extreme Craft, is a “Compendium of Art Masquerading as Craft, Craft Masquerading as Art, and Craft Extending its Middle Finger.” His first book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse was published by Quarry in November 2009. He has also contributed to the books Handmade NationCraftivityCraft Corps and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's new book Nation Building. Johnson recently completed a term as a Director-at-Large on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). He is leading a task force for a publication that will anthologize contributions to the NCECA Journal for their 50th Anniversary in 2016. For more information visit: www.theothergarth.com

Best of Show: Roy Hanscom - 7 Lidded Form

Special Merit Award - Mary Fischer - Chairs at the Southwest School of Art

Terri Feltz-Fox - Loon Sunset

 

Adoration, Lynn Armstrong 

 
 

Thorns & Blossoms, Andre Bally 

 

Castle Court, Andre Bally 

Guardian, Tanna Bennett 

Illumination, Barbara Blusanovics 

Teal Fish, Susan Budge 

Twisted, Tamara Cameron 

"Short-lived self portrait", Veronica Casares Lee

Calling the Generations, Paula Chandler


 Water's Sunrise, Elizabeth DeLyria

Building on Scaffolding, Mary Fischer 

Chairs at the Southwest School, Mary Fischer

Coho Salmon Spawning, Terri Foltz-Fox 

Loon Sunset, Terri Foltz-Fox 

7 Lidded Form, Roy Hanscom 

See How They Run, Julianne Harvey 

Teapot, Jason Hess

Mrs. Copeland's Pig, Pat Johnson 

Stock Split, Elliott Kayser 

Cowpox, Elliott Kayser 

Oval Nesting Bowl Set, Clay Leonard 

Triune Tray, Clay Leonard 

Golda and Sarita: Translation, Lilly Lerner Reilley 

Clayscape II, Wen-Dan Lin 

Whisperers III, Constance McBride

Salvage and Salvation,  Jessica Phillips

Big Dipper II, Sharon Warrington 

Cream Filled, Carolyn Watkins 

Black Vessel #7, Tracye Wear 

 

Contact ClayHouston at info@ClayHouston.org

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