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Dear ClayHouston members,

I hope this newsletter finds each of you safe and well as we navigate such uncertain times. It’s hard to know what things will look like over the next few months but I remain hopeful that we will regain some sense of normalcy soon.

The ClayHouston community is a place where we can find support, connections and comfort. Please don’t hesitate to reach out on our Facebook page or by email ( - let’s work as a community to help one another.

In light of the current situation, we are implementing a 3 month grace period on membership renewals. If your membership renewal is coming due between Mar 27 and June 30th we have reset your renewal date to July 1st. Your membership will remain active until then.

I’ve been working to compile a list of links to online resources that might be helpful. These are some local as well as national organizations that are working to support artists:

Unfortunately we had to postpone our Social Media Workshop that had been planned for March 14th. We will post a rescheduled date when there is more certainty about the current situation. We are also keeping this in mind for our April and May events and will take the steps needed to adjust our schedule moving forward. We are exploring the possibility of virtual events on Instagram and Facebook live as well as other ideas to keep our membership connected.

We recently reserved a date and venue for our Pop-Up marketplace event: May 2nd at the Scout House in the Heights on 1711 Rutland. We will keep you all updated in the coming weeks as I suspect we may need to adjust the date.

I truly hope we will be gathering together in person again soon and I very much look forward to it! In the meantime, I hope that each of you is finding some solace and comfort in your creative practices, be it with clay or otherwise.

Stay well and take care,

Jessica Phillips


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The Ceramic Store is Open - see hours below

Ron Loyd in "7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics International"

Ron Loyd has been juried into the "7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics International", presented by Bradley University Galleries in Peoria, Illinois.  Juror is Doug Jeppeson and exhibit runs from March 9 - April 17, 2020.

"About Face" at South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas is presenting a traveling exhibition of Ceramic Figurative Sculpture selected from work by the following artists: Wesley Anderegg, Robert ArnesonChris AntemannRudy AutioRussell BilesCristina CórdovaJack EarlSean ErwinViola FreyAlessandro Gallo, David Gilhooly, Gerit Grimm, Sergei IsupovDoug JeckHoward KottlerMichael Lucero , Walter McConnell, Gerardo Monterrubio, Jim Neel, Virgial Ortiz, Andrew Raftery, Allan Rosenbaum, Akio Takimori, Yoshio Taylor, Tip TolandJason Walker Kurt Weiser Beatrice Wood , Sun Koo Yuh.  Jan 24 to Apr 19.

Melissa Symmonds at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Melissa Symmonds has work showing in the Children's garden at Mercer Botanic Gardens located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road.  Exhibit runs from Jan 30 to end of June, 2020.

Pat Johnson at Texas Clay by the Bay

Texas Clay by the Bay at the K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi. The show will be installed in the gallery March 11 – April 8, 2020.

The following artists were selected by the K Space exhibition committee: Alejandra Almuelle, Mary Fischer, Michael & Gaye Lynn Hodgson, Stan Irvin, Pat Johnson, Shikha Joshi, and Jess & Jamie Lea Wade.

We are thrilled to present such a talented and accomplished group of ceramic artists to Corpus Christi.

Teach Ceramics in Maine this Summer

Camp Laurel, one of New England’s premier co-ed summer camps, is seeking Ceramics Instructors for the summer of 2020.

Instructors will lead and assist with projects that teach skills and promote creativity. We are looking for artists who are passionate about their craft and would enjoying sharing this passion with children.  Apply Here

Jeff Forster at Sawyer Yards

Jeff Forster is pleased to announce his solo exhibition Ruin, Ruins, Ruining in Art Alley at Sawyer Yards.  The show is composed of 5 large scale outdoor sculptures.   Exhibit runs from Oct 5 thru Sept, 2020.

 Curbside Pick Up only for the duration of the Stay Home, Work Safe order.

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm  

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Laminated Clay

With Lebeth Lammers

This workshop will work with colored porcelain clay

June 19,20 & 21 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM



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All Gallery Events at Foelber Pottery have been canceled for the months of April and May including our annual “Contained & Arranged” floral show and the “Texas Ceramists” show. 

In order to flatline the spread of COVID-19 the gallery will be closed at least until mid-April.  Pottery Classes are postponed until further notice. 

We wish everyone safety and good health. May you find creativity in the midst of turmoil.

John Foelber and Judy Adams

Empty Bowls Houston- TBD, 2020

Artists from the greater Houston area are elbows-deep in bowl-making in preparation for the 16th Annual Empty Bowls Houston to be held at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on a date TBD. Each year, more than 1,000 unique bowls are created and donated to help raise funds for the Houston Food Bank’s mission to provide food for better lives in Houston and the surrounding counties.  For a $25 donation, attendees may choose a bowl and receive a simple soup lunch, enjoy entertainment in the HCCC garden, visit with artist demonstrators and feel good about helping to fill the empty bowls and tummies in Houston.

Bowl donations may be dropped off at the below locations:

·         June 10 - 26 at the Ceramic Store (1002 W. 11th St., Mon. – Sat.)

·         June 10 - 26 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (Wed. – Sun.)

**Please double check with these locations on their hours of operation.


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