DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
That said, we have been preparing for this possibility and many of our participants have been hard at work stocking their online shops and creating beautiful ceramic work that will be perfect for your holiday gift giving! I hope you will visit www.bayoucityclaycrawl.com. We’ve posted some photos of each artists’ works there as well as convenient links so you can contact them or browse their websites. Please share the Clay Crawl website with your friends and collectors who might be interested in purchasing ceramics and supporting our talented member artists. Empty Bowls will be available on many virtual artist websites and you can also make a direct donation to Empty Bowls Houston by following this link https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/EBH2020 or text EBH2020 to 71777 (Msg & data rates may apply). Now more than ever the Houston Food Bank needs our support.
This past month we revealed our Member Exhibition Award Winners selected by Jesse Sifuentes. A big congratulations to:
Best in Show: Sierra Estes for “Fermentation Jar”
Best Sculptural: Renee Lieber for “Avian”
Best Functional: Naoko Teruya for “Basket”
Thanks again to our participants and don’t forget to check out all of the beautiful work in the Virtual Member Exhibition!
We held our annual General Membership meeting this past month on Zoom, thanks to all who attended! It was a nice opportunity for a bit of a recap of our 2020 events and activities. I’d like to say a special thank you to the ClayHouston board members for all your hard work! The board report presentations at our meeting served as a wonderful reminder of how much care and effort has gone into helping us keep going through this very unusual year.
Also, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our proposed 2021 board slate:
President: Jessica Phillips
Vice President: Abbie Preston Edmonson
Secretary: Maria Hernandez
Treasurer: Jessica Gutierrez
Communications Chair: Melissa Symmonds
Exhibitions Chair: Jacob Villalobos
Fundraising Chair: Mara Cavalcanti Reid
Membership Chair: Stacy Kuropata
Programs Chair: Marie-Hélène Nguyen
Member-at-Large: Anna Mayer
Past President: Anne Steacy
Please keep an eye on your inbox, we will be sending an email poll this month asking for your vote to confirm the proposed slate.
Also, don’t forget to sign up for the “Yoga for Artists” with Debra Chronister taking place December 12th from 10am - 11am on Zoom. It will be nice to have an excuse to slow down and take a deep breath in the midst of these busy times!
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to connecting with you in 2021. Maybe even in-person at some point?!? (Here’s to hoping!) In the meantime, I hope you all stay safe and well.
We want every member to have the opportunity to be featured on the Member Spotlight. In order to be selected, you must have an up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display
We are open for curbside pick ups. Just send us an email or call with your order. When you get here open the back of your vehicle. Then call us and let us know that you are here. We will load your items into the rear of your vehicle. Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
We are also doing 20 minute in-store appointments (must call to schedule)
Annual Kiln Sale
Despite COVID-19 production delays, we were able to get a limited number of kilns in from Skutt and Cress for our annual sale. This kiln sale is for our local customers only, so price is only available in store for kilns that are in stock, no phone or internet orders. We appreciate your loyalty through these tough times. First come first serve, we will not hold kilns. Sale dates are 11-30-2020 through 12-23-2020.
Due to raw material increases there will be a significant price increase on kilns in January 2021.
Winter Vacation will start on December 24. We will return on January 5th
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