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NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER


Dear ClayHouston members,

Bust out the pumpkin spice because we’ve got some exciting Fall events coming up! (Disregard the previous statement if you’re not a fan of pumpkin spice. )

Our Member Exhibition is currently on view and I’m pleased to share with you that Maria-Elisa Heg, recent curatorial fellow and current digital content manager at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, will be selecting the awards for our exhibition! I hope you’ll join us on Saturday, November 6th, from 6pm - 8pm for our exhibition reception at Sabine Street’s North Gallery, 1907 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007. We will be announcing the award winners and you’ll have a chance to view the exhibition as well as enjoy refreshments. It’s really a fantastic display of work, I hope you can make it! Remember COVID-safe precautions, please wear your masks inside the gallery. Register

After that, mark your calendars for our General Membership Meeting on Tuesday Nov 9th from 6-7pm on Zoom. Join us to hear more about what ClayHouston is up to in addition to board reports and year-in-review summaries. Register

In Raffle news, congratulations to the winner of our October Raffle: Hayley Kyle!   

I’m also excited to announce this month’s raffle item: a beautiful Grid Bowl by Maria Hernandez! See below for photos of this special bowl and click the link to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win! And remember, all proceeds from the sales of our raffle tickets go to support ClayHouston’s Equity, Inclusivity and Access (EIA) Initiatives.

Big news! We’re bringing back Clay Talks this month! WOO! We’ll be getting together virtually on Zoom, Thursday, November 18th from 6pm - 7pm. We will announce our November raffle winner at the event and, in keeping with the raffle theme of functional wares, we will be embracing the idea of “Gathering”. A discussion of functional ceramics and our favorite things about getting together and sharing good times, good food and good pottery! Register

Moving on to December, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 4th annual Bayou City Clay Crawl on Sunday, December 5th from 10am - 5pm! This year’s studio tour will feature 7 studio locations and over 40 ClayHouston member artists and their beautiful ceramic work. We’ve already started highlighting the participating artists on our social media accounts and you can view a full list of artists as well as a map of the host studios on our website: www.bayoucityclaycrawl.com

It’s going to be a fun and festive couple of months and I look forward to seeing you at our ClayHouston events!

Hope to see you soon!

Jessica Phillips

President

ClayHouston.org


Member News

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  ClayHouston Raffle

The November ClayHouston Raffle features a beautifulGrid Bowl by Maria Hernandez of Sunflower Ceramic Studio! Click here to purchase raffle tickets. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 or 6 for $20, NO LIMIT to the number of tickets you can buy. The more you purchase, the better your chances to win!

  


Jessica Kreutter at Box 13 ArtSpace

Jessica Kreutter has work in a group exhibition, "Chills and Thrills" at Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011. Open every Saturday 1pm - 5pm from October 23- Dec 11th. https://www.box13artspace.com/2021/09/28/chills-thrills-curated-by-cinthia-gomez/


Jessica Kreutter at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Jessica Kreutter has work in "Case Study Space" an installation honoring Clint Willour featuring Houston-based former residents, Houston Center for Comptempory Craft, 4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, Open November 4, 2021 - February 5, 2022,  https://crafthouston.org


Jessica Kreutter at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Jessica Kreutter has work acquired for Houston's Civic Art Collection in the Houston Airport System and to be installed at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airports (HOU). https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2021/largest-airport-one-time-acquisition.html


Jessica Kreutter at Museum of Biblical Arts

Jessica Kreutter has work in group exhibition featuring 30 Texas ceramic artists "Broken and Whole" at the Museum of Biblical Art, 7500 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225. Opening September 11th- December 18th, Open Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, https://www.biblicalarts.org/remember911


Linnis Blanton at Beaumont Art League

Linnis Blanton announces the opening of his one person show "Sacred Silence" at the Beaumont Art League, 2675 Gulfway Street, Beaumont, TX 77703. Opening reception on Saturday, November 13 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Exhibition runs from Nov 13 to Dec 17.


CH Members at Heights Artisan Market

Carol Berger, Tanna Bennett, Thomas Perry, and V.Chin will be participating in the Heights Artisan Market, Saturday, December 4, 10 - 5, at All Saints Church Hall, 215 E 10th Street in The Heights.

Renee Lieber at Museum of Biblical Arts

Renee Lieber has work "Matzoh Towers" on loan to Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, Texas through April 2022.


Renee Lieber at Artspace 111

Renee Lieber has work "Capri Halo" in Texas Sculpture Group exhibit at Artspace 111, Fort Worth


Damon Thomas in Sculpture Month

Contact,” a clay-focused multimedia installation by Damon Thomas, is on view through Dec. 4 as part of Sculpture Month Houston at SITE Gallery at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St., Suite 400. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6.  Damon will give an artist talk on Sat., Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

 “Contact” is one of 16 installations on view for Sculpture Month Houston. The gallery’s cavelike setting is ideal for this year’s theme, “Altamira: The Primal Urge to Create.” Damon’s installation is his imagining of how humans and wolves first encountered each other in the dark confines of a prehistoric cave.


Cynthia Wisener at Glassell

Cynthia Wisener in Glassell Figurative Students Past and Present Artists 2000-2021, second floor gallery, Glassell School of Art through Jan 2022.


Emily Rensink at Museum of Biblical Art

Emily Rensink announces that she will have two pieces in the upcoming group exhibition, “Broken and Whole”, at the Museum of Biblical Art, 7500 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225.  The exhibition opens September 11th and will run through the middle of January. (https://www.biblicalarts.org/)

 







Hello - we are open for curbside pick up or in-store visits. You must wear a mask and have a temperature check before you enter the store.

The ceramic store will be closed on November 25th and re-open on Monday November 29th for Thanksgiving.

The annual kiln sale starts on Monday November 29th

We will be closed fro our annual winter break starting December 24th and we will re-open on Tuesday January 4th



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      Regional News



      Pit Firing for Ceramics Workshop

      Damon Thomas will be teaching a pit firing for ceramics workshop at the Center for Centering at Mystic Lyon, 5005 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020. To cover the entire spectrum of the pit firing process, from making terra sigillata slip to seeing the finished product, the workshop will meet on several afternoons including Saturday, November 6 (1-4 pm) , Saturday, November 13 (1-3 pm) and Sunday, November 14 (1-3 pm).

      This easy, primitive firing method is a great technique to have in your clay toolbox whether your work is figurative or abstract, handbuilt or wheel-thrown. Participants are asked to bring 1-2 bone-dry, unfired clay pieces, with no dimension larger than approximately 12”.

      Workshop fee: $160. Space is limited.

      For more info and/or to register, please contact us at: centerforcentering@gmail.com or 713-582-1198. To pay via check or cash, please contact us directly. To register online, please use this link: Ceramics: Pit Firing Workshop with Damon Thomas

       


      Potters' Place

      Potters' Place is now a distributor for Sio-2 Porcelains.  These porcelains from Spain come in black, white or blue.  These clays come in vacuum packed bags, thus preserving moisture. 



              

       

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