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September Newsletter

Dear ClayHouston Family, 

By now many of us in ClayHouston have shared our stories… some with total house flooding; others more fortunate.  Our thoughts are with our CH friends and the others in Houston who have lost so much.  Watch the CH Facebook page for resources, including the Ceramic Store, that are providing disaster relief to flooded artists.   

The deadline is upcoming for the ClayHouston member show (9/15), and we have a program with Hans Molzberger at HBU on September 19. Let’s stay in touch with each other and come out to share community as the hurricane recovery continues.


Take care,


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

Nell Gottlieb

ClayTalks: Next Meeting September 11th, 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

121 members have already joined our Facebook Group. This is the best way to stay current about all things clay. Get timely announcements about artful events happening in the metro Houston area. See member postings about their unique clay creations and from artists around the world.  Join Now.

ClayHouston Members & Texas Contemporary | Art Fair

Through her Washington DC gallery, Jodi Walsh has applied for a complimentary ClayHouston Cultural Partners Booth (approval pending) at Texas Contemporary Art Fair in October at the RGB Convention Center.Jodi will be curating work from The complementary booth will allow work on the wall and a small table to hold literature. The overall purpose of the booth is to introduce over 18,000 attendees to ClayHouston members by showcasing work on your profile page.  If you are interested please upload a minimum of 5 images of available work and a 100 word bio. If you have not set up your profile page and added images, this is a perfect time to do so. All work on your profile page will be reviewed October 1st. If your work is selected you will be notified by email October 5.

Create/Update your profile here

Postponed: Exclusive Member Exhibition Tour at MFAH

Member News 

Call for Entries

August 1 - September 15

2017 ClayHouston Member Show at Tea + Art

October 4 - November 5, 2017

Please join us by submitting work for the show. This is a non-juried show in which any member may submit work and participate.

Helena Gijsber van Wijk & Jessica Phillips
Exhibits at Best of Texas Clay 2017

The exhibit is taking place at Tarrant County College, 828 W Harwod Rd., Hurst, TX 76054 (near Fort Worth). The opening is on September 5th and the show runs through September 29th, 2017. The reception and awards presentation is on September 15th. The juror is venerable Ms. Melba Northum. 

 Helena Gijsbers van Wijk      Jessica Phillips

Members Exhibit at the Silos on Sawyer

Mary Aldrich, Tanna Bennett, Vivian Pastor and Damon Thomas announce the opening of their ceramic sculpture exhibition, "Fired Up:  Sculpture from the Silos", at the Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St., Gallery 200 (Bay 200), Houston, TX. Opening of show, Saturday, Oct. 7th 2017, from noon-9pm. Artist's Reception, Saturday, Oct. 14th, 6-8pm. Artist's Talk and Clay Demonstration, Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2pm. Show runs through Wednesday, Dec. 27th. For more information contact:, Facebook event page: Fired Up: Sculpture from the Silos. 

Nell Gottlieb & Michelle Matthews 
Show at The Art Car 

Michelle & Nell have work, as a participants in “The Art Cycle Project”, in The Art Car Museum, 12thAnnual Open Call Exhibition, Trump THIS!opening, September 9, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00 pm. The Museum is located at 140 Heights Blvd., Houston, Texas 77007. Michelle’s website is Nell's website is

Nell Gottlieb Exhibits at Williams Tower

Nell Gottlieb has work in BLOCK XVIII-XIX at Williams Tower, 3800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX. September 20 - October 13.

Second Saturday At the Silos

Tanna Bennett and Vivian Pastor  announces their Second Saturday at The Silos 1502 Sawyer St. Gallery 317# September 9 2017 12pm-5th pm.

Jill Whitten at Santa Fe Clay

Jill Whitten, Glassell student, took a five day workshop at Santa Fe Clay (August 15-18, New Mexico) with Gail Kendall in hand building techniques (building coil slump molds, platters, bowls, vases, cups, handles, lids) and slip and colored slip surface decoration. Excellent mix of demos and practice time, great facilities and nice folks. Recommended if you ever get the opportunity. 

Brianna Deterling Receives Award

Brianna Deterling received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Art Kudos International Exhibition, an annual online juried competition.  Visit Art Kudos to see all of this year's winners.  Brianna is also in Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA) 2017 Juried Exhibition titled Fresh Work, held at the Arts Center of St. Peter in St. Peter, Minnesota.  The exhibit runs through September 17th, 2017.   

ClayHouston Members Exhibit 
at Cameo Emerging Artists 2017

 Closing Reception is Sept 296-8pm

Linnis Blanton, Molly Brauhn, Jeff Forster, Jennifer Herzberg, Clara Hoag,
Clay Leonard, Polly Ruhlman, Anne Steacy

September Workshops at Ceramic Store

September 16th
9:00am Ceramics 101 Novice $80.00
1:00pm Ceramics 101 Class Room Teacher $50.00

October 20th
5:30pm Basic Kiln Training Class $50.00

October 21st
9:00am Ceramics 101 Novice $80.00
1:00pm Ceramics 101 Class Room Teacher $50.00

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