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!
P.S. If you’d like to be more involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ClayTalks: Next Meeting
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.
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If you attended the 2017 Fall Symposium please share your best photos of the Saturday and Sunday workshop.
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 power2give.org 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 clayhouston.org on November 15th.
2017 Member Show Award Winners
Best in Show
Stephen F. Austin State University
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
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.
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
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?"
Susan Budge Exhibition
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
Saturday Workshop is Closed.
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 teaplusart.com/ttt18 for details and to download pdf.
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 52nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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: