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October 2019 Newsletter


We have seven new general members to welcome this month: Fadia El Khatib, Kathleen Hamlet, Florencia Hirsch, Carol McGinnis, Marie-Helene Nguyen, Jacob Villalobos and Amanda Wasylishen. We also have two new student members: Elaine Carr and Michal Anne Seeland. Please take a moment to get to know them by visiting their member pages and be sure to welcome them in person if you get a chance. 

The long-awaited application period for our German 3-week workshop at Atelier Haus Hilmsen Residency is up and running. The workshop will run June 14 thru July 3, 2020, and will include a three-day hands-on workshop with Peter Klube and finish with a show. Check him out at Peter Klube. To apply click here.

Remember to enter the Members Only Exhibition, call is open until October 27 click here.  

There was lots of interest in the Texas Contemporary booth. Making the selections was a tough job for our juror, Jeff Forster, Ceramic Head at Glassell. Judy Adams, Terry Hagiwara, Pat Johnson, Nicolle LaMere, Clay Leonard, Vivian Pastor, Abbie Preston, Melissa Symmonds, Naoko Teruya and Damon Thomas are the lucky ClayHouston member representatives. Congratulations to all!  See Regional News at the bottom of this Newsletter for details on the show and how to get a free pass.

Jo Zider forwarded an interesting article to ClayHouston:  “Just what is it that makes today’s ceramics so different, so appealing?” Many of you may have seen it in Glasstire. It is well worth the read. 

BCCC (our clay crawl) is December 8, 2019, and the advertising campaign is underway. Damon Thomas of Damon Thomas PR has agreed to head up our campaign. Thanks, Damon. You can help by volunteering to man our table at the 1st Saturday events in the Heights for  October  November   December.  We desperately need two volunteers for this Saturday morning shift, Oct 5 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The True North Artist Talk with Jeff Forster and Damon Thomas is 10:00 AM Sat, Oct. 5. Meet at Heights & 10th St. Register.

Please scroll down for more fall events and remember to Register for the Symposium “Clay Bodies" with demonstrating artists Thaddeus Erdahl and Lorna Meaden. It isis scheduled for October 19 & 20.

If you are in the market for anything clay related check out our web site.

Anne Steacy


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

If you are in the market for anything clay related check out our web site.

Anne Steacy


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

Member News

Click here for the Member Spotlight

We want every member to have the opportunity to be featured on the Member Spotlight. In order to be selected you must have a up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display.

Nell Gottlieb at Southeastern College

Nell Gottlieb’s “Logan’s Creek, 1954” was accepted by juror Amelia Briggs for the Southeastern College Art Association’s 2019 juried exhibition, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Dates:  September 24-October 19.  Member’s reception: Friday, October 18, 6-8 pm.

Jeff Forster at Sawyer Yards

Jeff Forster is pleased to announce the opening reception of his solo exhibition Ruin, Ruins, Ruining in Art Alley at Sawyer Yards.  The show is composed of 5 large scale outdoor sculptures, one of which is a collaborative performance piece with artist Michelle Matthews.  It will take place Saturday October 5th from 7 - 9 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 7:30.  Exhibit runs from Oct 5 thru Sept, 2020.

Damon Thomas discusses clay in Houston Art Tribe Video

Damon Thomas discusses his work and his recent show at the Jung Center of Houston in this interview with Kay Sarver, a Houston artist and creator of the Houston Art Tribe  video series.  To view click here.

Damon Thomas at Jung Center

Damon Thomas’ ceramic sculpture, “Seven Generations,” will continue on exhibit through Oct. 31 in front of The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose. This eight-foot sculpture was part of Damon’s Jung Center exhibit, “Ancestors,” which was on view through the month of September. At the request of the center, this outdoor sculpture will remain on extended view through October

Lana Loveland G. Lee Gallery

Lana is the featured Artist at G. Lee Gallery/ August 24-October 7 with her exhibit: Nature Captivated showcasing Paintings, Pottery, and Sculpture with influences from nature, especially Marine Life. To view her work - Instagram: Bluemoonpotterystudio   Facebook: Blue Moon Pottery Studio

Clara Hoag Solo at Hooks Epstein

Clara Hoag is excited to announce her solo exhibition "bend," which opens at Hooks Epstein Galleries 6pm-8pm on Saturday September 7th, 2019. An artist talk is scheduled for 5:30pm preceding the reception. The exhibition will run September 7th– October 12th, 2019. Hooks Epstein Galleries is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm, and is located at 2631 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098. To see Clara's work, please visit or

Foelber Pottery Opening

Foelber Pottery announces the opening of the exhibition, “ Interwoven", 706 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006 on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The  exhibition runs from October 19 through November 9, 2019. Participating ceramic artists: Judy Adams, Rita Bradberry, Saida Fagala, and Jodi Walsh. Special guest artist for Oct 19 & 20 only: jeweler Nancy Tennent. More info at www.FoelberPottery.com

Thomas Perry in From the Ground Up XXVIII

Two of Thomas Perry's ceramic works were selected by juror Naomi Clement for the From the Ground Up XXVIII regional exhibition at the Las Cruces Museum of Art,  August 2 to October 19, 2019. The biennial exhibition is sponsored by the Las Cruces Potters Guild, and this year's juror is Naomi Clement.

Damon Thomas in True North 2019

Damon Thomas’ mixed-media sculpture, “Home Fire,” is one of eight large-scale sculptures included in True North 2019 the sixth iteration of the annual public sculpture exhibit along Heights Boulevard. Standing approximately seven feet high, “Home Fire” combines ceramic “logs” with a metal “flame” and base. This is the first year that ceramic sculpture has been included since True North began in 2014. On view Mar 10 -  Dec 15. For more information:

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Jeff Forster in True North 2019

Jeff Forster has “North Space Ruin” in the 1800 block of Heightsin "True North", public sculpture in the Heights.  Located at the intersection of 18th St. and Heights Blvd. from March 10th-November of 2019.


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Regional News

stARTup Art Fair is pleased to announce the launch of its first Houston art fair this fall running from October 11-13, 2019. stARTup Houston will take place at the Hotel Icon in the heart of downtown Houston. The fair will transform the third and fourth floor of the hotel into an immersive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of artwork by a diverse group of independent artists, local art nonprofits, artist performances, installations and panel discussions. Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects art buyers to highly curated up-and-coming artists. The fair runs concurrently with Texas Contemporary taking place within just blocks of each other in downtown Houston. This event is open to the public of all ages with the purchase of a ticket.

ClayHouston has partnered with stARTup Art Fair and have 50 free tickets for this event.  Go to stARTup Art Fair and use the password ClayHouston.

Texas Contemporary, Houston's modern and contemporary art fair, will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center from October 10-13, 2019, for the fair’s eighth edition. The fair will include over 70 galleries from around the world, featuring top modern and contemporary art in the center of Houston, Texas. To learn more, visit  To get your free pass to the show send an email with the subject "TEXAS CONTEMPORARY: FREE PASS"

The Collector's Perspective

Chris Higham invites three collectors to offer their unique insights into the process and experience of acquiring and curating a private art collection.  

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 AM, The Montrose Center, 401 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006


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