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February 2019 Newsletter


At our January board meeting we installed your 2019 ClayHouston board. Welcome to our new board members: Maura Ferrero Baron - Treasurer, Lauren Clay - Secretary, Abbie Preston - Program Chair & Melissa Symmonds - Communications Chair. To meet the full 2019 board go to the contact tab on the website and click the board member’s names. It’s also time to thank the outgoing board members for their hard work on behalf of ClayHouston: Kelley Eggert - Secretary,  Clara Hoag - Vice President and Ron Loyd - Communications Chair.

Our Second Biennial Call closes at midnight tonight (submit here) and we have a great exhibit in store. The exhibit will run from March 4 through April 6, with an Opening Reception March 21 hosted by Houston Community College-Central Visual Arts Gallery.

The much-awaited Alberto Bustos 3 day Master Class Workshop has come and gone and it was a wonderful hands-on event. Thank you to Hans Molzberger and his students at HBU for hosting us, Lilly Lerner and Bea Fiorito for a great job of translating and Jodi Walsh for making all of the arrangements. 

Our programs committee has arranged for the first of a “Third Saturday Demo/Social Meeting” program to be held every other month. Michelle Matthews will host the first program at her studio.

Our Pop-up Marketplace 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at All Saints Catholic Church on E 10th street in the Heights. This year will be a 6-hour event. For more information on upcoming events check out the listings on our web site. 

Keep on the lookout for e-mails from ClayHouston with “out of the clay box” in the subject line. This a new program to alert our members to upcoming artists talks, openings and exhibitions expanding our understanding of art and the arts scene in Houston.

Remember the sidebar on our web page it is a wonderful resource for all things clay.

Anne Steacy


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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 a up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display.

We have secured our venue for the 2nd Annual Members Pop-Up Marketplace. It will be at All Saints Catholic Church on April 20 from 10am-4 pm. There will be 10'x10' spots as well as 6' table spaces available. We had a wonderful turn out last year and great press coverage in The Leader. We hope you will consider taking part in this year's Pop-Up and help us make it another successful event.  Students are encouraged to apply for the Pop-Up and can email for student scholarships to cover the cost of a 6' booth space.  Register HereRegister Here

 Community Day

ClayHouston will be participating in the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Community Day on March 2, 2019 from 11am-3pm. We will have a table set up for demonstrations and to share about our organization and are needing 4 volunteers to help with either a morning shift or an afternoon shift. Volunteer Here Volunteer here

ClayHouston will begin hosting Clay Creative, a social event in order to connect with our clay community as well as a time to learn from our fellow members. Each event will be hosted at a different ClayHouston member's studio and will take place every other third Saturday of the month. Our first Saturday event will be February 16 from 10 AM-12 PM hosted by Michelle Matthews at her studio. Please join us Studio 4231, 4231 P Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77025. She will discuss her 2018 residencies at La Meridiana School of Ceramics in Certaldo, Italy and Atelierhaus Hilmsen Residency in Hilmsen, Germany.  Sign Up HereSign up Here

It's that time of year again when the Empty Bowls Committee starts gearing up for another great event, and it all starts with you.  We are asking for bowl donations of course! Last year we had over 1400 bowls donated in a variety of mediums -clay, wood, paper, metal and fiber and over 700 people attended the event.  While most bowls are soup-sized and are offered for a $25 donation, larger bowls are very popular and priced accordingly.

Jodi Walsh Juried into 2019 Celebration of Fine Art

Jodi Walsh will be exhibiting in Scottsdale Arizona January 12 through March 24.

Melissa Symmonds at Art Car Museum

Melissa Symmonds announces the exhibition of her work in the show "Animals" at the Art car Museum at 140 Heights Blvd. 100 artists on exhibit. The opening is Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm - 10pm.  The show runs from Dec 8 to Feb 24, 2019.  For more information see -

Mary Fischer at Gallery C

Mary Fischer has new work at Gallery C in the Art Center in Corpus Christi.  Work will be at the gallery through the middle of February.  Check out their website 

ClayHouston Suggests

The following are some suggested events you may want to consider:

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (4848 Main St) announces its Clay Mug Workshop, Saturday February 16, 2019 from 11am-12pm. You can sign up here

 "Tanya AguiƱiga: AMBOS on the Road in Texas" will be the annual Booker Lowe Lecture, Saturday, February 16, 2019: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts. Lecture is free and open to the public.

"Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection" at the Museum of Fine Arts through October 20, 2019. 

Paul Andrew Wandless will do a handbuilding workshop on February 16th and 17th. The workshop includes a guided museum tour and a hands on handbuilding workshop.

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Regional News


Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019
Media Accepted: Wood • Glass • Metal • Fiber • Clay • Mixed Media

HCCC’s Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public.

HCCC presents "To Be of Use"

HCCC presents "To Be of Use: The Functional Ceramics of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, and East Fork," a group exhibition that demonstrates the uniqueness, independent spirit, and social relevance found in the handmade.  On Friday, February 1, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, the public is invited to join HCCC for the exhibition reception, which also features "Tom Loeser: Please Please Please," open studios by the resident artists, and beer provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. The exhibition is on view February 2 - May 12, 2019.  4848 Main St., Houston, TX, 77002. More info at

In Conversation with Felipe Lopez

Join the Visual Arts Alliance on Wednesday, February 6, for an Artist Talk with Felipe Lopez at his latest exhibition, The Liquidity of a Right. The talk will begin at 5:30pm at Forma 110, 1824 Spring Street #109, Houston, TX, followed by the Opening Reception at 6:30pm.


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Glassell Studio School

Monday, March 4                      
Scholarship portfolios due for fall 2019 semester at Glassell


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