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November 2018 Newsletter


“Beyond the Surface: Identity through Clay,” our 4th annual symposium, was a very successful event. With just over 50 registrants, Jennifer Ling Datchuk and Adam Field treated us to top notch demonstrations, insights and conversation. We watched them create works from very intricate twin Mao busts at 4” to a 40+” onggi jar while learning about the origins of their art and the Chinese and Korean artists that so strongly influenced their work and practices. The keynote speech was given by Bridget Bray of Asia Society Texas. She set the stage for the history and conversations to follow. Anna Walker of MFAH, panel moderator, brought a very satisfying conclusion to the weekend. Thanks to the artists, speakers, HBU, symposium committee, Ceramic Store, ClayHouston board and all of you who attended. 

Thanks go out to Jodi Walsh for all her insight and work aligning us with Texas Contemporary Oct. 4-7 at the George R Brown Convention Center, with over 10,000 in attendance.ClayHouston had a booth beside Photofest and The Community Artists’ Collective. The CH volunteers talked with people who enjoy ceramics and ceramic artists. This was a first time for ClayHouston and a very important event for us.

The lucky winner of our Eric Stearns bowl was Loes Berendschot, congratulations Loes!

And now for what is on the November calendar. We are volunteering for HCCC Hands on Houston Family Festival on November 3. For more information, or to register as a volunteer, go to our website.  The Greg Reuter hands on workshop at HBU on Nov 10 has only a few spaces left so register soon on our website. Next we have Cultured Cocktails on the 29th at Boheme Wine Bar, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is sponsored by Fresh Arts and Boheme will contribute a percentage of the bar sales to ClayHouston. Registration is not necessary but would be appreciated.

Our Bayou City Clay Crawl, Dec 2 10:00 AM  - 5:00 PM is fast approaching. We have 10 studios, all inside the loop, 5 in the Heights and 5 in Midtown/Braeswood. In addition these studios are hosting 12 visiting (from outside the loop) artists. Thanks to our Jurors, Kathryn Hall and Jessica Kreutter.  The map of the studios and information on the artists  will be up on our web site early next week. Registration for the crawl is not necessary but would be appreciated. 

January will see the Alberto Bustos Master Craft Workshop Jan 18,19 and 20. The workshop is FULL with waitlist only available. Jodi has mentioned that Austin has some space available.

A special thanks to Hans Molzberger and the students and staff at HBU for hosting our many events. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween

Anne Steacy


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

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ClayHouston Artist Workshop at HBU

Greg Reuter

Aluminum Casting Demonstrations

Sat. November 10th, 9am-4pm 

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This workshop will demonstrate a low-tech and accessible method to cast small Styrofoam forms in aluminum with tools and supplies readily available to ceramicists. The artist will also demonstrate how he throws the ceramic forms he uses as bases for the metal forms. There will be two PowerPoint presentations reflecting the artist’s views on style and creativity.

Bridget Bray has made a very generous offer to all ClayHouston Members, We will have free access to the Asia Society Texas from now until the end of 2018. When you visit the Asia Society just let reception know that you are a ClayHouston member and you will have free entry.  This is a wonderful gift to all of us, thank you, Bridget.

Cultured Cocktails

Boheme CafĂ© and Wine Bar
307 Fairview, Houston TX

5 - 8 pm, Nov. 29, 2018


Michelle Matthews, Jodi Walsh, Ron Loyd Weekend Show

"Tres Ceramists" Michelle Matthews, Jodi Walsh and Ron Loyd will be hosting a weekend Studio Opening at Studio 4231, November 30, Dec 1 and participating in the ClayHouston Bayou Clay Crawl on Dec. 2.

Bayou City Clay Crawl

The Bayou City Clay Crawl showcases work from ClayHouston member artists and expands public awareness of ClayHouston’s membership and programming. 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.


January 2019
ClayHouston Artist Workshop at HBU

Alberto Bustos Returns
with Hands-on 3-Day Workshop

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ClayHouston 2018 Member Show

 Silos at Sawyer Yards, Gallery 100

1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX 77007

October 1 - December 15, 2018

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Thank you to all who attended our Member Exhibition reception on Saturday October 20th, we had a great turnout! We were fortunate to have ceramic artist and UH professor, Anna Mayer, judge the entries in our exhibition. 

The following prizes were awarded at the reception: 

Jo Zider received the Best of Show ($100) award for her work Kodai No Uma

Lisa Kelley was awarded Special Merit ($75) for her work Double Wall Bowl

Hiromi Iyoda was awarded Special Merit ($75) for her work Run Mouse Run

We're so pleased with the beautiful work in the exhibition, thank you all for participating!

Jessica Kreutter at CraftTexas 2018

Jessica Kreutter announces the exhibition of her work in the juried show, "CraftTexas 2018", at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 S Main St, Houston, Tx 7700 on September 28, 2018, from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs from September 29, 2018 through January 6, 2019. To view more information, visit: https://www.crafthouston.org/exhibition/ctx18/

Jessica Kreutter at CLAY + Things

Jessica Kreutter announces the exhibition of her work in the invitational group show, "CLAY + Things", at SITE 131, 131 Payne St, Dallas, TX 75207 on September 8th, 2018, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs from September 8, 2018 through December 14, 2018.  The rare presentation includes Texas ceramicists Eric & Morgan Grasham’s curious taxidermy and clay figures, Julia Jalowiec’s jolly figurative groupings, Jessica Kreutter’s mysterious global composites, Shelby David Meier’s re-imagined porcelain objects, Brian Molanphy’s wall-hung invented shapes, and Angel Oloshove’s brilliantly colored globes. New York artist Jenny Hata Blumenfield contributes wall-mounted relief tile“paintings. To view more information, visit: http://site131.com

Helena Gijsbers van Wijk at San Jac

Helena Gijsbers van Wijk invites everyone to an exhibit of ceramic sculptures "Dire Circumstances". The show takes place at San Jacinto Community College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505, in the art gallery in McCollum East Building, parking lot P4. The artist's reception is on October 10, 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibit runs from September 29, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

Thomas Perry at Heights Artisan Market

Thomas Perry will be participating in the Heights Artisan Market, Saturday December 8, 11 - 7, at All Saints Church Hall, 215 E. 10th Street.

Upcoming Workshops & Training

Basic Kiln Training - Kevin Bass: November 17th 10:00 am - $50.00

Ceramics 101 - Michelle Heinesen: November 17th 

Novice 11:00 am - $80.00 

Teachers 2:00 pm - $50.00

Basic Mold Making -  Ed Hankey: 3 day class December 13,14 & 15th

 10:00 am-1:00 pm - $375

Night Time Raku - Kevin Bass: November 16th 5:30 pm - $85.00

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Regional News

Call for Entries:

13th Annual Open Call Show - Theme: ANIMALS

Registration is strictly by EMAIL to: (artcarmuseum@gmail.com) beginning on November 4, 2018, from 11 am - 6 pm, continuing until we reach our maximum of 100 entries.

Michael Roque Collins Studio Visit

Join Visual Arts Alliance at his studio, 2825 Saint Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, for a tour and first look at his newest body of work. For more information, visitwww.visualartsalliance.org.

Call for Entries:

2018 Menorah Show & Sale

October 16, 2018 Postmark date for entry forms 

October 30, 2918 Notification of accepted work by email 

November 1 & 2, 2018 Deadline for accepted work 

November 15, 2018 Opening Reception 

Nov 16 - Dec 2, 2018 Menorah Show & Sale 

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