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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),

Abbie Edmonson


Member News

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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

Terra Goolsby at Anya Tish Gallery

Anya Tish Gallery announces the exhibition, "Uncovered And, then some", featuring works by ceramic sculptor, Terra Goolsby, and artists Candace Hicks and Jacquline Overby at Anya Tish Gallery, 441 Montrose Blvd. Suite A, Houston, TX 77006. Exhibit runs from November 18th - January 7th. Anya Tish Gallery

Thomas Perry at Clay Center

Thomas Perry and Carolyn Dahl's collaboration platter, "Roses and Sky," has been selected for the "Useful Spaces" juried exhibition at the Clay Center of New Orleans, January 13 -- February 4, 2023.


Texas native Ali Saunders (past treasurer for ClayHouston) will be  Watershed's 2023 Salad Days Artist, the LSU ceramics grad is spending six months on campus making 500+ plates for next July's Salad Days fundraiser on July 8, 2023. 

Emily Rensink At Wayne Art Center

Emily Rensink’s sculpture “Letting Go 101” was invited to show at Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2022. The show will be on view from December 3, 2022 - January 21, 2023. (

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 MONUMENTALexhibit 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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Regional News

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:


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”



Touch N Go Mini's Ceramic Wheel Lessons

Saturday, Dec.11 from 1pm - 3pm and 4pm - 6pm, Price: $80
Perfect for a ceramic wheel experience. You'll be able to create as many pieces as you like; but may only choose two (2) pieces to take home after the firing process is complete. Includes all clay, tools, glazes, and firings. Your pieces will be ready about 3 weeks after class. or give the gift of a studio lesson with a Third Coast Clay gift card, learn more here

Raku Firing Workshops

Limit 8 students per session.
Saturday, Dec. 17th Session 1 from 10am - 2pm  /  Session 2 from 3pm - 7pm 

Price: $100, includes all materials (not including pots)

Please bring two bisque pots (clay with grog is best) approximately 11" tall x 6" wide or smaller. No plates, platters, or flat slabs. If you don't have a pot, we will have some for sale $20 a pot. All glazes and tools will be provided. Refreshments: Pot luck style/BYOS (Bring your own snack) 

Studio Memberships

Studio membership applications are being accepted at Third Coast Clay, 8519 N. Main St, Houston, TX 77022, visit for more information. (

January 2023 - 7 Week Session 

Ceramic lessons for 7 consecutive weeks, same day and time each week with 8 hours open studio time.

​All classes are structured for mixed levels of experience. Whether you are curious about ceramics, experienced or haven't touched clay in a long time, our instructors are here to help you reach your potential.

Classes available:

Monday 11-1:30 & 6-8:30

Tuesday 11-1:30; 2-4:30; & 6-8:30

Wednesday 11-1:30 & 6-8:30

Thursday 11-1:30 & 6-8:30
Friday 11-1:30

To join a class please visit

December Firing Service Schedule

Last drop off dates:  12/17 Friday 9am - 3pm and 12/18 Saturday 10am - 12pm

Pick up dates: 12/23 Friday 9am - 3pm, Regular firing schedule resumes 1/6/2023

Learn more or for updates please visit

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.

Please follow us @htxclay, check out our website for more details, and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates + be invited to our grand opening!

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



Job Openings

Monart School of Art Pearland is looking for a ceramics teacher who would enjoy working with kids, ages 5-16. Candidate would work Monday - Friday. This post offers 35-40 hours a week.

They should have a Bachelors' in ceramics. Should have skills in hand building as well as wheel throwing. Should have knowledge of glazes.

Address: 12310 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584.

If you feel that you are the right fit, please  email me at Do include your resume and some pictures of your ceramic wares.

Four Circle Studio Seeking Wheel Throwing Instructor 

Four Circle Studio is in search of a wheel throwing instructor to teach private lessons for 1-2 students at a time in a small, sun-filled, intimate studio setting. 

We are looking for someone who has experience teaching wheel throwing to beginners, loves meeting new people, and is available to teach classes 3-4 days a week, including evenings and  at least one day on weekends. Instructors will also have access to use the studio space when no classes are in session. 

If interested, send us an email at Please include any relevant experience and photos of your work if you would like to share!

If you would like to see the studio and learn more about our operation, visit our website or find us on instagram.


Opening for Experienced Ceramics Instructor

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC now hiring an experienced ceramics instructor to teach and lead a variety of ceramic offerings to adults. Instruct both wheel throwing and hand-building ceramic classes and/or workshops. For more information - download




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