Houston Calendar


The Houston Calendar lists events sponsored by ClayHouston and other clay events in the Houston area. If you have information to post, send it to info@clayhouston.org. Posted information must contain name of the event, date, time, complete address, a descriptions and a contact person.

Upcoming events

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
    • 27
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    Spill the Dirt: Artist Talk and Demonstration with Zoe Gross

    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

    Aug 31, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Join Zoe Gross for an afternoon of conversation digging deep into her creative and technical process. Zoe 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 11am, followed by a demonstration at 12:30pm. Additional event bonus information to be inserted in registration confirmation email



    • 14 Sep 2019
    • Nosami Studio - 739 7 1/2 St, Houston, TX 77007

    Clay Creative with Lily Lerner - 

    Traveling Purses; experience in showing in another country

    Scheduled for mid - September  

    More details to follow.


    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TRUE NORTH Exhibit, Heights & 10th St
    Register


    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.


    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Glassell Studio School 5101 Montrose St Houston Tx 77006, Auditorium and Ceramics Studio Rm 106
    • 54
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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. 

    Preliminary Schedule of Events

    Saturday, October 19th

    9:00 - 9::30 am Registration Sign-in 
    9:30 - 10:45 am Artists' Presentations (Auditorium)
    10:45 – 11:00 am Break
    11:00 - 12:00 pm Keynote Speaker Jessica Fortier Kreutter (Auditorium)
    12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30 – 3:00 pm Artists' Demos & Insights (Studio 106)
    3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
    3:15 – 5:00 pm Artists' Demos & Insights (
    Studio 106)

    Sunday, October 20th

    9:00 - 10:30 am Artists' Demos & Insights (Studio 106)
    10:30 – 10:45 am Break
    10:45 - 12:00 pm Artists’ Demos & Insights (
    Studio 106)
    12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30 - 2:45 pm Demo Conclusions (
    Studio 106)
    2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
    3:00 - 4:00 pm Artists Conversation with Kathryn Hall (
    Studio 106)


    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose St, Houston, TX
    Register



    General
    Members Meeting
     

    November 9 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

    Glassell School of Art Auditorium


    There is a parking fee at the Glassell Parking Garage, but you might find off street parking. Bring a friend

    Come take this opportunity to meet your board members and hear what they've been up to this year and upcoming plans.


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    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 04 Jan 2020
    • Sabine St Studio, 1907 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

    ClayHouston 2019 Member Show

    at Sabine Street Studios

    1907 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

    November 16 - January 4, 2020

    Opening Reception 

    Saturday November 16

    7pm - 9pm


    • 08 Dec 2019
    • Various local studios


    3rd Annual Bayou City Clay Crawl

    Various Local Studios

    The Bayou City Clay Crawl showcases work from ClayHouston member artists and expands public awareness of ClayHouston’s membership and programing. Local ceramic artists open their studio doors for the day: Visitors can talk to the artists about their work, purchase art, and generally see how and where these artists work. This year, we have approximately 30 artists participating in ten studios across the city. Our artists make a variety of work, from traditional pottery to large-scale sculpture, installations, and performance art. 



Past events

01 Jun 2019 Print on Clay: Surface Development with Nicolle Lamere
20 Apr 2019 2019 Members Pop-Up Martketplace
14 Apr 2019 Clay Creative April 2019
02 Mar 2019 HCCC Craft Community Day
16 Feb 2019 Clay Creative February 2019
31 Jan 2019 Timeless Clay, Future Artifacts: 2019 ClayHouston Biennial Exhibition
18 Jan 2019 Alberto Bustos Advanced Master Class Workshop
02 Dec 2018 Bayou City Clay Crawl
29 Nov 2018 Cultured Cocktails
10 Nov 2018 Greg Reuter Workshop
03 Nov 2018 HCCC-HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL
20 Oct 2018 Beyond the Surface: Identity Through Clay
01 Oct 2018 2018 Members Show: Clay Identities
29 Sep 2018 ClayHouston General Meeting
17 Aug 2018 Studio Demonstration with V. Chin at his teaching studio
28 Jul 2018 ClayHouston PopUp Marketplace
18 Mar 2018 Lunch & Tai Chi
03 Mar 2018 Craft Community Day
28 Jan 2018 Alberto Bustos: Master Workshop - Sunday January 28
27 Jan 2018 Alberto Bustos "Master Workshop", Saturday - January 27
03 Dec 2017 ClayHouston Studio Crawl
28 Oct 2017 Symposium Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay
04 Oct 2017 Clay and Community: 2017 ClayHouston Member Show
19 Sep 2017 Artist Talk with Hans Molzberger & HBU Open studio night
20 Jun 2017 ClayHouston & Texas Biennial Road Trip Potluck Dinner
20 May 2017 Volunteer: Empty Bowls Promo Demo Day
07 May 2017 Eric Stearns Workshop
22 Apr 2017 HCCC: Cup-Throwing Demo with Ehron Tool
28 Feb 2017 The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting
12 Nov 2016 One day Workshop. Suzanne Shield-Polk, Professor of Art, Lone Star College
04 Nov 2016 ClayHouston Member Show at [Tea+Art]
01 Oct 2016 Clay Leonard, one day demo and hands on workshop
24 Sep 2016 ClayHouston Member Show at [Tea+Art]
10 Sep 2016 Tracye Wear presents Ceramic Vessels
27 Aug 2016 Will Michels, Lecture- Now is the time to photograph your work.
13 May 2016 "Resource Run- Inspiration on the Go" with Houston Mixed Media Artists, Polly Ruhlman and Damon Thomas
30 Apr 2016 Symposium Electric Dirt: A New Ceramic Landscape
02 Apr 2016 Clay: Body, Mind, and Soul, A ClayHouston Biennial Regional Exhibit
20 Feb 2016 Artist Talk with Angel Oloshove
14 Dec 2015 ClayTalks
12 Nov 2015 ClayHouston General Meeting
09 Nov 2015 ClayTalks
07 Nov 2015 ClayHouston Member Show
12 Oct 2015 ClayTalks
02 Oct 2015 Curious about Salt-firing?
01 Oct 2015 2015 ClayHouston Member Show at 18 Hands Gallery
19 Sep 2015 ClayHouston General Meeting
14 Sep 2015 ClayTalks
15 Aug 2015 ClayHouston Summer Series
10 Aug 2015 ClayTalks
18 Jul 2015 ClayHouston Summer Series
13 Jul 2015 ClayTalks
10 Jul 2015 Clay and Digital Fabrication: Labor, Authorship, Aesthetics, and the Post-Human
20 Jun 2015 ClayHouston Summer Series
08 Jun 2015 ClayTalks
11 May 2015 ClayTalks
02 May 2015 Hands on Houston
25 Apr 2015 The Museum Experience: Zone 2 (Gathering of the Guilds)
18 Apr 2015 Enriching Tradition: Making History Current
13 Apr 2015 ClayTalks
11 Apr 2015 Opening for Virginia and Andre Bally
11 Apr 2015 ASHER GALLERY ARTIST CHAT WITH JEFF FORSTER
04 Apr 2015 Aurora's Experimental All Artists' Flea Market
03 Apr 2015 Mug Shots VII
28 Mar 2015 Aurora Residency Show
28 Mar 2015 Michelle Matthews Opening
21 Mar 2015 General Meeting for ClayHouston
14 Mar 2015 Vessel Making Workshop
09 Mar 2015 ClayTalks
07 Mar 2015 Best in Show
07 Mar 2015 Vessel Making Workshop
06 Mar 2015 Container and Arranged
06 Mar 2015 20 Cubed: Small Sculpture
05 Mar 2015 Lifes Light II - Opening
01 Mar 2015 MFAH Japanese Art Exhibition (Screens and Ceramics)
28 Feb 2015 Urban Ecologies
15 Feb 2015 Call for Entries San Antonio Potters Guild 22nd Annual Juried Show
09 Feb 2015 ClayTalks
07 Feb 2015 Lecture: Artists Dan Hammett and Kelly OBriant
06 Feb 2015 Openings at HCCC
17 Jan 2015 General Meeting: Jessica Fortier Kreutter
12 Jan 2015 ClayTalks
08 Dec 2014 ClayTalks
10 Nov 2014 ClayTalks
25 Oct 2014 ClayHouston at the Texas Clay Festival
13 Oct 2014 ClayTalks
27 Sep 2014 Carol Sauvion to speak!!
20 Sep 2014 ClayHouston: September 20, 2014 General Meeting
08 Sep 2014 ClayTalks
08 Sep 2014 ClayHouston Second Tuesdays Lunch
16 Aug 2014 ClayHouston: Photographing Your 3D Artwork
19 Jul 2014 ClayHouston: Speaker Clara Hoag
01 Jul 2014 NOURISH, ClayHouston Member Show at Houston Center for Comtemporary Craft
21 Jun 2014 ClayHouston: Social Media for Ceramic Artists
10 May 2014 ClayHouston Member Show at 18 Hands Gallery
03 May 2014 ClayHouston at Hands-on-Houston
10 Apr 2014 ClayHouston April General Meeting: A private tour of the Beyond Craft with Anna Walker
01 Mar 2014 ClayHouston Presents: A Chat with Lotus Bermudez
08 Feb 2014 ClayHouston presents FREE Demo with Christine Nofchissey McHorse
25 Jan 2014 Member Christine Carfora at Houston Press Artopia 2014
18 Jan 2014 General Meeting with Speaker Kamila Szczesna

Contact ClayHouston at info@ClayHouston.org

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