DECEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
Happy holidays! It’s hard to believe that the end of 2022 is fast approaching. I’m grateful for each of you and your continued presence in our community. If you’re new to our membership, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
One of our biggest events of the year is this weekend! Be sure to join us for our annual Bayou City Clay Crawl, this Sunday, December 4, from 10AM-5PM. This year, we have eight host studios across Houston, 38 participating artists, and live demos that will take place the day of the event. I can’t wait to pop around the studios and support our members. For more info, you can visit our website here.
I’m thrilled to announce our proposed slate for the 2023 ClayHouston board:
President: Marie-Hélène Nguyen
Vice President: Mara Cavalcanti Reid
Communications Chair: Jessica Gutierrez
Exhibitions Chair: Naomi Peterson
Fundraising Chair: Jesusa Dougherty
Membership Chair: TBA
Programs Chair: Alison Miller
Secretary: Carol Berger
Treasurer: Vera Hashem
Member-at-Large: Michelle Heinesen
Member-at-Large: Cydney Pickens
Past President: Abbie Edmonson
We need your help! A link will be emailed to you with the request for your vote to confirm the slate. You can expect to receive this in your inbox this month. Be on the lookout!
Finally, I would like to thank you for giving me the privilege of serving as ClayHouston's president for the past year. It has been an honor to be trusted with this responsibility by our community. I am looking forward to ClayHouston's continued growth and adaptation under our new leadership in 2023.
Until next year, take good care of yourselves.
Cheering you on (always),
We want every member to have the opportunity to be featured on the Member Spotlight. In order to be selected, you must have an up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display
Anne Steacy, Vivian Pastor & Damon Thomas at Glassell School of Art
Anne's work from her current project, "My Father's Tools," and Vivian's "Can you hear me" and Damon's "The Pack" are included in Glassell's "MINIATURE TO MONUMENTAL" exhibit in the Butcher Gallery, October 21 - February 5. This exhibit explores the scale of works done in clay, jewelry, metalsmithing, and enamel media. The artists in the exhibition are all former or current students at Glassell.
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Archway Gallery Seeking 3D Artists
Archway Gallery, the oldest artist-owned gallery in Texas, is seeking applications for 3D artists to join its membership. Ceramic artists are especially encouraged to apply. Please visit this link for details being a member artist of Archway Gallery: https://www.archwaygallery.com/join-archway.html
3308 Garrow St, East Downtown, Houston (at Starseed Hostel)
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Kathleen Hamlet Open for Classes
Kathleen Hamlet is pleased to announce that she is opening her studio to private clay and clay related lessons on a variety of topics. Topics include handbuilding, slip casting, mold making, and basic studio practices, including the use of power tools.
Kathleen has been a clay person since 1988 and her specialty is Nerikomi (colored Porcelain laminated together to form patterns).
If there is more interest, a bigger studio space is also an option.
Address: 501 1/2 Canadian St. 77009- Lindale Park just east of the Heights 512-567-5518
Call, text or email for any and all questions”
OPENING WINTER 2022: HTX Clay is a membership-based studio offering open studios during all business hours, learning opportunities for all experience levels, workshops, private and group experiences, and more. Local clay artists Abbie Preston Edmonson and Jessica Gutierrez wanted to create a modern, beautiful, and inspiring ceramic studio where Houstonians can learn about clay and find community.
The Fire Gallery
LeRoy Grubbs announced CLAY RECYCLING at the Fire Gallery. Recycling cone 5 and cone 10 clays. Give me a call to confirm before drop off at the Fire Gallery. 2102 Edwards St #1 First Industrial Studios Houston TX. I have a Peter Puger 50 pug mill. I’ll recycle the clay in exchange for fresh remix + $10 for 50#. Bring in the old, the dry and the muddy. 816-489-2478, Fire Gallery.
Call or go online for more information: 816-489-2478. Fire Gallery.