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JULY 2022 NEWSLETTER


Dear ClayHouston members,

I hope this letter finds each of you doing well and keeping cool during these hot Summer days .If you’re new to our organization, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

We are thrilled to partner with The Alta Arts for, Push, an installation based exhibition that will give participants the opportunity to showcase large-scale works in non-traditional means of presentation. The focus of each installation must be clay - any mixed media or other material must be secondary. Local artist and Alief Art House operator, Matt Manalo, will be serving as our juror for this show. Push will be on display from July 22-September 10, 2022 at The Alta Arts, located in the Gulfton area of Southwest Houston. The deadline to apply is this Sunday, July 3 at Midnight. Apply here.

Save the Date! Our Bayou City Clay Crawl has been scheduled for Sunday, December 4. I do hope you’ll consider participating in this annual event!  There are several opportunities to get involved - participate as an artist selling your work, hosting a studio or volunteering your time to help make this a wonderful event. More information coming soon! Until then, be sure to like and follow our BCCC Facebook page.

We’ll be gathering together once again this month for another Happy Hour Meet and Greet. Mark you calendar for Saturday, July 16 from 4-6 PM. Meet us at Canyon Creek (6603 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007) to join us for a drink, get to know our community and catch up face to face. Members and non-members both are welcome! Keep an eye out for the event sign-up as it’ll be hitting your inbox soon.

Thank you for being here.

Cheering you on,

Warmly,
Abbie Edmonson

President

ClayHouston.org



Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 4th and make plans to join us for the 6th annual Bayou City Clay Crawl.  We’re working to optimize the experience for our artists and hosts, and to share the love of our craft with the Houston community.  More information to follow soon.


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Angela Corson at Silver Street

Angela Corson announces the opening of her exhibition "Who Am I to Be Blind?" at the West Gallery in Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX, 77007 on July 7th from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibit runs from July 1 - July 28  (Event Info



Emily Rensink at Monserrat College of Art

Emily Rensink was accepted into Monserrat College of Art’s Inspired Views exhibition, showcasing the work of art educators across the nation. The exhibition will be held in their campus gallery in Beverly, MA June 1 - July 2, 2022.  https://www.montserrat.edu/?s=Inspired+views

 






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The ceramics store will be closed for our summer break starting July 2nd returning on July 12th


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      Regional News


      POTCLUB|  3308 Garrow Street ( in the Starseed Hostel Warehouse ) 

      July Workshop - Handbuilding Bootcamp by Kathleen Hamlet @hamletkathleen55

      July 12/14/19/21/26/28 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm

      Cost: $250 p/person inclusive of all materials and firing

      Participants will learn the foundational techniques required to handbuild in clay - coiling, pinching, and slabs. Some surface decoration techniques will be featured as well, such as sgrafitto & mishima, carving and sprigging.

      All work will be glazed and fired to completion by the studio and will be ready to collect two weeks after completion of the course.

      To reserve your spot please - Dm @potclubtx or Email potclubhtx@gmail.com

        




      The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art in partnership with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is thrilled to present the first annual Craft & Folk Art Expo on September 22-25, 2022 at the Orange Show World Headquarters in Houston, TX. We are opening this expo to artists, crafters, dealers, and retail stores throughout the United States and beyond to showcase their original works. To find out more and/or apply to enter


        

      Not-particularly-functional ceramics with Emily Sloan

      On Sundays, June 12 - July 10, from 1-4 pm at the Center for Centering, Emily Sloan will lead a 6 week not-particularly-functional ceramics course where the idea/concept of sculptures that store, transport, or hold will be explored. This may be literal or not, practical or not, visible or not. The course will include learning about the work of various artists, a reading (or two), and hand building demonstrations. Potter's wheels are available as a tool and will be demonstrated if the group desires such. Cost is $340.

      For more info and to register  Not-particularly-functional ceramics


      Next Level Ceramics with Nicolle LaMere

      In this 6 weeks class (July 24-August 28) with Nicolle LaMere, students will be encouraged to expand their current abilities in ceramics. The instructor will meet with each student to discuss personal goals. Demonstrations utilizing the wheel will include advanced forms such as bottles, lidded jars, and teapots. Demonstrations for hand building techniques will include large-scale construction and template formulation for advanced slab construction. This course will run on Sundays from 1-4 pm, July 17 - August 28 at Center for Centering, 5005 Lyons Ave, Houston. Cost is $340.

      For more info and to register:  Next Level Ceramics (6 weeks/Summer 2)


      The Fire Gallery

      LeRoy Grubbs Announces the need for help filling the Geil Gas Kiln at the Fire Gallery in Sawyer Yards.  This is a gas kiln for cone 10 reduction firing.   Next firing is on the first Sunday of each month or sooner.   Filling up and firing the kiln is a lot of fun.  But there is nothing more exciting than opening the kiln.  Donations requested for firing cost, please call to discuss further. 

      Call or go online for more information: 816-489-2478. Fire Gallery


        

        


      Opening for Experienced Ceramics Instructor

      Evelyn Rubenstein JCC now hiring an experienced ceramics instructor to teach and lead a variety of ceramic offerings to adults. Instruct both wheel throwing and hand-building ceramic classes and/or workshops. For more information - download

       

       

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