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Dear ClayHouston members,

April is here! I hope you are well. We continue to offer virtual programming but we are looking forward, with optimism, to the coming months as we hope to resume some in-person activities and events when it is safe to do so.

This month, join us on Monday, April 12th, from 10:30am - 11:30am for an interactive guided Zoom tour of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft exhibitions showcasing Forms of Inheritance: The Work of Anna Mayer (on view through May 8, 2021 - Main Gallery), Texas Master Series: James C. Watkins (on view through May 8, 2021 - Front Gallery), and Weave Houston: Celebrating 71 Years of Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (on view through April 17, 2021 - Asher Gallery). Register

Debra Chronister will be back with another wonderful Yoga for Artists session on Saturday, April 24th, from 10:00am - 11:00am. Register

Clay Talks will be taking a brief hiatus this month and will relaunch in May with an updated format (stay tuned!) but in the meantime you should check out our very own Vice President, Abbie Preston Edmonson, in her Houston Center for Contemporary Craft ‘Studio Sessions’ event on Facebook, Thursday, Apr 15th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. More Info

We will also be announcing the recipients of the ClayHouston Award for Texas BIPOC Ceramic Artists on April 26th. We can’t wait to see who the jurors select!

I hope you are staying well and enjoying this Springtime weather.

Jessica Phillips


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Tracye Wear at Moody Gallery

Tracye Wear has a solo exhibition, "Botanicals", on view March 30 - May 11, 2021 at the Moody Gallery. The exhibition features a new series of graphite drawings, oil stick drawings, ceramic vessels and sculptures which reflect her process as she developed this body of work. Wear is inspired by her combined interests in Cubist and early 20th Century sculpture with natural forms found in her garden.

Elizabeth Bentley at The Artist's Circle Gallery

Elizabeth Bentley has three pieces accepted in The Artist's Circle Gallery juried exhibit, "Green."  The online exhibit can be seen at


Elizabeth Bentley in Dallas' ART214
Elizabeth Bentley accepted in Dallas' Juried Exhibition ART214 which takes place at multi-venues around the city from April 3 through May 29More info


Angela Corson at Monterroso Gallery

Angela Corson announces the opening of her exhibition with Marina Fernandez, "Common Boundaries", at Monterroso Gallery, 1824 Spring Street #104, Houston, TX 77007 on Saturday, April 10 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Exhibit runs from April 10 - May 15.  Common Boundaries

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Laminated clay workshop with Lebeth Lammers

June 18,19 & 20th 2021  10AM - 4PM Each day

Lebeth will demonstrate her process of layering colored slips onto wet porcelain slabs. After they have rested, she will show how she cuts them in various ways and uses the new parts on another slab piece. this will be a 3 day hands on workshop.

To Participate in this workshop:

  • You must be fully vaccinated for coronavirus
  • Must wear mask during workshop
  • Class Fee $400.00

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Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, April 10, at 11:00 a.m. for a live discussion with Claire Rosen, “Threads of an Artist Approach,” facilitated by author Catherine Anspon. This program will be live streamed on VAA’s Facebook page at live/. 



This year, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s annual Crafting a Legacy fundraiser goes virtual, with a live celebration featuring curator, author, and historian, Glenn Adamson. A well-known and charismatic figure in the overlapping fields of craft, design history and contemporary art, Adamson has authored numerous publications and previously served as director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, head of research at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.

Please join HCCC for Studio Sessions, featuring current resident Abbie Preston Edmonson, a Houston-based ceramist and sculptor. Abbie’s work probes complicated topics like trauma, giving visual form to experiences that often take place invisibly. For more information click here

In-Person Workshop with Abbie Preston Edmonson

In-Person Ceramic Planter Workshop with Abbie Preston Edmonson at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, April 17 and May 8, 2021, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, both days.  Sculpt and glaze your own ceramic planter in a two-part, socially-distanced workshop in the HCCC Craft Garden. Learn the basics of working with clay, hand-building, coiling and glazing throughout the workshop. For more information click here



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