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November Newsletter

Hi everyone,

We have just completed our symposium, Mythology & Poetry in Clay, with Lauren Gallespy and Virgil Ortiz.  It was inspiring and thought-provoking. Thanks so much to the demonstrating artists, Laura Wellen, Perry Price, and the Symposium Committee.  Thanks also to Hans Molzberger and his students for wonderful hosting at Houston Baptist University.  Look for snippets on the CH FB page.  "Clay and Community", our member show at TEAplusART, brought together all varieties of ceramic art and was our response to Hurricane Harvey, as a portion of the proceeds went to Houston artist hurricane relief.  Our new signature event, the Studio Crawl, is planned for December 3 and will focus on clay artists with studios in the Heights.  We really appreciate everyone who made these events possible and all our members who participated.  Kudos to ClayHouston!  

Thank You,

Nell Gottlieb

P.S. If you’d like to be more involved, please contact me at

ClayTalks: Next Meeting
November 13th, 
7-9 pm

ClayTalks meets the second Monday of each month from 7pm -9pm at Becks Prime in the Houston Heights (115 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008). All levels of clay experience are welcome! There is no obligation to bring work in order to participate in the events of the evening.

Join ClayHouston
Facebook Group Page

134 members have already joined our Facebook Group. Join Now.

If you attended the 2017 Fall Symposium please share your best photos of the Saturday and Sunday workshop. 

Member News

The Fall Symposium 2017 was a Phenomenal Event

Many thanks to Ceramic Store & HBU for their support with this event.

Giving Day for the Arts

Matching Gift Opportunity

Your tax-deductible gift to ClayHouston will be doubled on November 28, Giving Day for the Arts.  On that day the Houston Arts Alliance will match any donation up to $250 per donor, up to a total of $10,000. There will be more information and a direct link to on the ClayHouston website when our request is live.  Funds raised will be used to support programming such as the recent “Building Narratives: Mythology & poetry in Clay” symposium, the Eric Stearns piercing/raku workshop last summer, and the upcoming Alberto Bustos workshop. Remember ClayHouston as you plan your charitable giving the year.

Studio Crawl ... Coming Soon

ClayHouston will host a Studio Crawl on Sunday December 3rd, 12pm-5pm. The Studio Crawl will feature open studios from ClayHouston member artists working in the Heights. The event is free and open to the public. A list of participating artists and a map for the event will be available at on November 15th.

2017 Member Show Award Winners

Best in Show 
Denise Greenwood Loveless

Special Merit
Beatriz Fiorito

Special Merit
Ron Loyd

Stephen F. Austin State University
School of Art and the SFA Galleries

Collective Transference:
Houston Area Clay

Michelle Matthews and Jeff Forster present “Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay” Oct. 31 through Dec. 30 at Stephen F. Austin State University in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches with an opening reception and artist talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 329 E. Main St., Nacogdoches TX. The selected artists include George Bowes, Susan Budge, Lauren Clay, Sharon Dennard, Trey Duvall, Kelley Eggert, Carter Ernst, Jeff Forster, Roy Hanscom, Clara Hoag, Jessica Kreutter, Clay Leonard, Michelle Matthews, Anthony Sonnenberg, Kamila Szczesna, Sharon Warrington, Carolyn Watkins and Tracye Wear. 

Jeff Forster Curates
Woodfire Show

Michelle Matthews has work in “Neoteric Ignition”, a show curated by Jeff Forster at TEAplusART, 613 1/2W 19thStreet, Houston, TX 77008. Opening reception is Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1-4pm.

Members Exhibit
at the Silos on Sawyer

Mary Aldrich, Tanna Bennett, Vivian Pastor and Damon Thomas announce the opening of their group show "Fired Up: Sculpture from the Silos", October 14th - December 27th. 

Artist's talk and demonstration, Saturday, November 11th 2pm. The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer Street, Gallery 200 (center atrium), Houston,Texas 77007

Jo Zider Exhibits at San Angelo
Fine Arts Museum

Jo Zider's TRANSGRESSION, a sculpture of bronze, wood, stone and steel, was selected by juror James Surls for a third place award at the Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition in San Angelo, Texas.  The ten works from an International call will be displayed for two years in San Angelo, Texas co-sponsored by the San Angelo Fine Arts Museum.

Jo Zider will create an new installation using 36 COLOR UP/COLOR DOWN clay flowers.  Originally an out of door installation at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft outdoor garden, the new IN GALLERY installation utilizes abstracted earth:  a rigid grid, rectangular in format and using a dense foam anchoring base painted with army camouflage colors.    

The installation references Pete Seeger's "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?"
Mother Dog Studios:  
November 19 - February 14, 2018

Susan Budge Exhibition 
“Gifts, Guardians, and
Objects of Affection”

Opening Reception Saturday, November 46-9 pm
REDBUD Gallery
301 E 11th Street
Houston TX 77008
(713) 862-2532

Helena @ Winter Holiday Art Market

Helena Gijsbers van Wijk is going to participate in the annual Winter Holiday Art Market, which takes place between November 17 and November 19, 2017 at the Winter Street Studios.

2018 January Workshop: Limited Spaces
Register Now

Saturday Workshop is Closed. 

Sunday Workshop has
only 4 spaces left.

Regional Clay News

Call for Teapots

The annual Texas Teapot Tournament will take place in January 2018. The venue will be at TEA+ART on 19th Street, Houston,Texas.

Registration will open Nov 1

Go to for details and to download pdf.

Brianna Deterling will be in The 2017 Biennial Small Works Juried All Media Exhibition held at Northville Art House in Northville, Michigan.  Exhibition runs November 3 - December 16, 2017.  

Brianna will also be in Small Wonders, an exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, Maryland.  The exhibition will run December 1 - 23, 2017 


NCECA's 52nd Annual Conference, March 14-17, 2018 . It is time to book your Pittsburgh hotel… NCECA negotiates special rates and blocks of rooms for conference registrants. Hotel accommodations information for 2018 is now available at this link: 


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