November 2019 Newsletter

Greetings

Before I welcome our new members I am happy to announce that we have 170 active members at ClayHouston, I believe this is an all-time high.

Please, each of you take a minute to fill out our ClayHouston Member Survey, We need your input to plan for 2020.

We have 13 new general members to welcome: Rita Bradberry, Debra Chronisten, Karen Cruse, Maria Hernandez, BegoƱa Herranz, Renee Lindquist, Rica Miwatani-Minter, Katie O'Donnell, Emily Rensink, Kelly Speer, Louisa Tang, Sabine Triplett, and Lana Williams. We also have one new student member, Ellaine Carr, and one new corporate member, Cathy Prieto-Smith. 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. 

If you are interested in attending the three-week workshop at the Atelier Hause Hilmsen Residency in Germany, please let me know anne@steacy.org. For more information click here.   Registration ends November 30th.

October was a busy month. We had our booth at Texas Contemporary as a Cultural Partner. It provided a great display of our member’s art and generated lots of interest in our Bayou City Clay Crawl. Our booth at First Saturday in the Heights to market the Clay Crawl was successful. We will also be there in November and December. I believe we still need a couple of volunteers for December.  Register. We finished off the month with our symposium.

Speaking of the symposium, we have had another successful one: "Clay Bodies.” thank you Jeff Forster and Glassell for hosting and the Ceramics Store for supplying our materials. The keynote talk by Jessica Kreutter set the stage. She chose ten women, ceramic artists, to discuss and develop the “Clay Bodies” theme.  Lorna and TJ (Thaddeus) were an excellent pairing, sharing their practices and demonstrating their art. Kathryn Hall brought it to a close with a casually informative panel discussion.  Thank you to all, including the Symposium Committee, for all the hard work.

November brings our General Meeting on the 9th at The Glassell Studio School Auditorium.  We do have a door prize, which you must be present to win. Register. The opening for our Members Only Exhibition is on November 21 at the Sabine Street Studio Gallery, 1907 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007, 5 - 7 PM. This year's exhibition has 43 entries and runs from November 16 to January 4. 

We are raffling a Canister by Lorna Meaden, 7 1/2" tall x 7" diameter. Tickets are available online here and at the general meeting. The drawing will be held at our opening for the Members Only Exhibition Reception on November 21. 

BCCC (our clay crawl) is our major fundraiser of the year; please spread the word to your friends and family. It will take place December 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. If you would like fliers, either electronic or hard copy, please contact Betsy Evans betsy@betsyevansceramics.com.  For more information click here.

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

Anne Steacy

President
ClayHouston.org

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

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

Anne Steacy

President
ClayHouston.org

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


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Angela Corson at Glassell

Angela Corson would like to announce that she will be part of the Latin American Women Artists of Houston (LAWAH) "Convergencia/Convergence" exhibition opening November 1st, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77265. The full exhibition runs through December 1st. For details, visit www.mfah.org/calendar/opening-reception-convergencia-convergence.


Jessica Kreutter at The Rotunda

Jessica Kreutter is exhibiting for Sculpture Month Houston at The Rotunda at City Hall with an opening reception on November 14th, 6-7:30 pm.  The exhibition will be on view through approximately Dec 14th, 2019. The Rotunda at City Hall is located at 901 Bagby St. Houston TX , 77002 and is open for viewing Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. Please check website for updated details: http://sculpturemonthhouston.org/events-2019



Holiday Pottery Sale

Third Coast Clay classes, V Chin’s clay classes, & their teachers announce their first group sale together. Please join us to meet some clay makers, tour the studio, have a snack, and maybe even buy a pot!  Sat. Nov. 16th, 2019 from 10am-3pm, 1001 Louise St. Houston, TX 77009


Emily Rensink at Mother Dog Studios

Emily Rensink will be showing work at Mother Dog Studios ("Mother Nature, Human Nature, Back to Nature") during Artcrawl Houston 2019 (Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10am-9pm).  Artwork will be on display through January 2020.  For more details click here https://www.motherdogstudios.org/upcoming-events.

  


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.comhttps://www.instagram.com/foelberpottery/
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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 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: https://www.houstonheights.org/get-involved/heights-boulevard-art-project/


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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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