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January Newsletter


It is with great anticipation that I begin my ClayHouston presidency.  Michelle Matthews provided great leadership to CH and brought regional and national recognition to the organization.   VP Anne Steacy and I are committed to continuing this trajectory with a focus on sustainability.  Last year, CH revised the bylaws, creating a board with term limits and fuller job descriptions for each position.  The new Board is meeting January 14 with the old Board in a transition meeting that will kick off the new year.

Major activities planned by the Board for this year are our 2017 symposium with two visiting clay artists, the ClayHouston member show to be held again at Tea & Art, monthly Clay Talks critique nights, quarterly programs and member meetings, and participation in Gathering of the Guilds and Family Fun Day at the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts.   Our first program on February 1 is a studio visit and tour of Box 13 Art Space with ceramic artist Jessica Kreutter, who is an incoming CH Board member. 

We on the Board have as a priority the building of community among ceramic artists in Houston.  We look forward to participating with you in ClayHouston programs, workshops, critiques, and exhibits.  Come join us for networking, friendship, professional development… and, of course, fun.

Nell Gottlieb

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February Program


 Next Program:  Studio Visit and tour of Box 13 ArtSpace with Jessica Kreutter

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:45 (refreshments) and 6 pm program

Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston TX 77011

Ceramic artist Jessica Kreutter works in parts and pieces and is interested in creating objects and spaces that are in transformation. This year she had a solo show at Blue Orange Gallery and received a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant.  She has created an unfired clay installation for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Project Space, and her clay installation work was featured in the January 2014 Issue of Ceramics Monthly.  Her residencies include the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Anderson Ranch.

Kreutter’s studio is in BOX 13 ArtSpace, an artist run nonprofit space dedicated to the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. It offers affordable workspaces for artists working in all media and exhibition space for juried exhibits.

The program is co-sponsored with the Visual Arts Alliance of Houston.

Member News 

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017

Jessica Phillips has work in the "Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017” exhibition at Williams Tower Gallery, Jan. 18th - Feb. 24th.

Texas Teapot Tournament 

January 6 - 29, 2017
613 1/2 West 19th Street
Houston TX 77008

The Nave Museum

The Nave Museum presents 7 Ceramic Artists, an exhibition featuring ceramic works by former resident artists Susan BudgeJeff Forster, and Wen-Dan Lin, along with HCCC board member and clay artist Tracye Wear, Verne Funk, Pat Johnson, and James Watkins. The exhibition opens on January 19 and continues through February 26, 2017. 306 W. Commercial St, Victoria, Texas.

Mary Fischer at Clay Expo Weekend Rockport Art Center

Mary Fischer's sculptural clay show is part of Clay Expo Weekend at the Rockport Art Center. February 4 thru March 4. 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Call for Resident Artists is Now Open!

CUPS for Y'ALL! 
A PopUp Sale at HCCC Jan. 14 2017, 10-5

Future Programs At-A-Glance

  • Studio Visit and Tour at Box13 ArtSpace
    Feb. 1, 2017 

  • For more information on our programs,please click here. 

Next ClayTalks: Monday,January 9th, 
7-9 pm

ClayTalks will resume Monday, January 9th, 2017 from 7pm -9pm atBecks Prime in the Houston Heights (115 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008). All levels of clay experience are welcome! There is no obligation to bring work in order to participate in the events of the evening.

See for more details about future events and ClayTalk dates.



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