What clay body do you use?
Primary forming method?
“Handbuilding: Coil-building and Slab-building”.
Primary firing temperature?
Favorite surface treatment?
Describe your studio environment.
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay
Did you come to pottery from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
How have you have taken your experience as a well-established maker in the field and passed that knowledge along to other artists?
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
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Clara Hoag received two BFAs from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 2009 and received an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia (Athens) in 2013. She currently teaches Ceramics and Art Appreciation at Houston Community College. In addition to teaching, Clara has been a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation and The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; she has participated in numerous national shows; she has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Houston Art Alliance; and she plays a mean banjo.