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December Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all who contributed to ClayHouston on the National Day of Giving on November 28.  ClayHouston received $1,860 in donations without matching funds.  On Sunday December 3, ClayHouston will have its first ever studio tour with 16 CH artists showing in 6 studios in the Heights from 12-5.  This will be great fun and will support both artists and ClayHouston.   

Then, in January, ClayHouston is hosting Alberto Bustos for two one-day workshops (Jan. 27-28) at Houston Baptist University.  He is internationally recognized for his beautiful organic work and conducts workshops all over the world.  Hope you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

We are coming off of an amazing year in the world of clay in Houston and are looking forward to even more good things in 2018.  Good wishes to all for the holiday season and for the new year!

Thank You,

Nell Gottlieb

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

ClayTalks: Next Meeting
December 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.

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Member News

Welcome New Members

We would like to welcome our new members, Fiona Yang, Mara Reid, and  Michelle Heinesen
Check out their member pages to learn more about them and their work.

Studio Crawl ... This Weekend

ClayHouston is hosting a Studio Crawl this upcoming Sunday December 3rd, 12pm-5pm. The Studio Crawl will feature open studios and art for sale 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 can be found at

2018 January Workshop: Limited Spaces

Register Now

Saturday Workshop has
only 2 spaces left.

Sunday Workshop has
only 5 spaces left.

You are cordially invited to

Maura's Art

Holiday Studio Sale
December 1st & 2nd, 2017

Fri 12/1   10 am - 5 pm

Sat 12/2  9 am - 4 pm

Maura Ferroro Baroni
2100 Huldy Street, Houston TX 77019

Facebook Page - Maura's Art

Fine pottery, clay jewelry and sculptural ceramics.

 I can help you find some unique and beautiful gifts for your family,
and some for yourself, too.

Thomas Perry at the Heights Artisan Market

Thomas Perry will be among several artists selling their wares
in the Heights Artisan Market,
Saturday, December 9, 10 - 5,
at the All Saints Church Hall, 
215 E. 10th Street.

Regional Clay News

Ceramic Store Workshops:

January 13th Glassline Trivet Workshop $25.00

January 14th Beginners Raku Workshop $85.00

January 19th Basic Kiln Training $50.00

January 20th Ceramics 101 $50.00 Classroom Teachers / $80.00 Novice

We have a couple spots left in our glazing with Tracy Gamble workshop:
February 23,24 & 25 $100.00 

Call for Teapots

DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Houston clay artists are invited to submit an entry to 2018 Texas Teapot Tournament hosted by CAMEO (Clay Arts Museum and Educational Organization) at TEAplusART Gallery. More than forty entries have been received from across the USA and abroad.  Let's represent our host city with new functional or decorative teapots (made in last 24 mo) Two teapots may be submitted for jury/sale. Registration fee $45. Top award $1000, Second award $500.  more info>

 Two Calls for Entry: National Ceramic Exhibitions

The MWSU Clay Guild is sponsoring two national ceramic exhibitions.  The deadline for each is January 20, 2018.  Both exhibitions will be offering awards of $500-Best of Show, $200-1st Place, and $100-2nd Place.  If you are interested in participating, please review the information about each exhibition below.

 Twin Cups - MWSU Clay Guild - National Ceramic Exhibition

The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring a National Ceramic Exhibition titled Twin Cups. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Submitted artworks may be either functional or sculptural representations of a pair of cups, mugs, or drinking vessels, etc.  A $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries (each entry consisting of a set of two).  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years.

 Awards:  Awards will be selected at the sole discretion of the juror.

$500 - Best of Show

$200 - 1st Place

$100 - 2nd Place

 Twin Cups Prospectus:

MWSU Clay Guild website:

 Off the Table! Clay for the Wall

The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild is sponsoring a National Ceramic Exhibition titled Off the Table! Clay for the Wall. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.  Artworks must have been completed within the last two years. Works may be either functional or sculptural forms designed to hang on the wall. All entries must be complete with a hanging device capable of securely supporting the work on the wall for the duration of the exhibition. It is preferred that the hanging device not be visible when the piece is displayed.  The $30.00 jury fee entitles each artist to submit a maximum of three entries.

 Off the Table! Clay for the Wall Prospectus:




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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