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Dear ClayHouston members,

Hello, and BOO! Welcome to October! 

I hope this letter finds you well as the weather starts to cool down a bit. This past month has been a busy one behind the scenes at ClayHouston. I want to send a HUGE thank you to the ClayHouston board members for the time, care and energy you’ve been putting in as we prepare for our Fall events and activities!

VIRTUAL MEMBER EXHIBITION: The deadline is fast approaching for our 2020 Virtual Member Exhibition: Form. Function. Decor. Bridging the Distance. ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT! Be sure to submit your work! The call will close on Monday, October 5thSubmit here

The ClayHouston & WiVLA 2020 CREATIVE VISION: Virtual Social Media Workshop is coming up and it’s FREE for ClayHouston members! Over the course of two Saturday Zoom sessions (Oct 17th & Oct 24th) our six social media experts will present overviews of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MailChimp and Zoom and also offer guidance with instructional Q&A Zoom sessions. DEADLINE to register is Oct 12th so be sure to sign up soon

We continue to look forward to our annual Bayou City Clay Crawl taking place on Sunday, December 6th from 10am - 5pm. We will have an incredible line-up of 30+ artists in 7 Heights area locations. Due to continuing precautions for COVID-19, the in-person portion of the clay crawl will take place outdoors and masks will be required.

In related news, we’re very excited to announce that ClayHouston will be partnering with Empty Bowls for this year’s Bayou City Clay Crawl! As many of you know, Empty Bowls was unable to hold their in-person event this past Spring due to COVID-19 but the Houston Food Bank needs our help now more than ever! Be on the lookout for more info as we get closer to the event.

I hope you’ll join us again this month for our Virtual Clay Talks on Thursday October 15. Remember, it’s the third Thursday of every month. Bring your clay questions, a piece for show-and-tell or just show up for the fun conversations!  Sign up

Save the Date: We will be having our General Meeting on Zoom: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 6pm - 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Call for volunteers: ClayHouston is working to spread the word about our events and activities and we need your help! We’re looking for ongoing assistance from someone who has experience with PR, marketing and social media. Please send us an email:

As always, I hope you all are staying safe and well and finding joy in clay.

Jessica Phillips


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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

Elizabeth Bentley in Texas State Fair

The Creative Arts Division of the 2020 State Fair of Texas looks a little different this year.  Entries ranging from quilts to photographs to jams/jellies to ceramics were delivered in person to the Fair and are displayed, along with ribbons awarded, in the Creative Arts Building.  But, this year there are no in-person visitors.  The State Fair hopes to post videos of all entries soon (  Elizabeth Bentley entered five pieces.  Her pieces were awarded Blue (2), Red (2), and Yellow (1) Ribbons. 


Pat Johnson at Galveston Arts Center

Pat Johnson announces the opening of her exhibition “Nervous Waters" at the Galveston Arts Center, 1878 Gallery.  The exhibit runs from August 22 - November 15, 2020. 

2127 Strand, Galveston, TX 77550. Open Wednesday - Sunday, Noon to 5 pm. Masks required.,

Abbie Edmonson on Etsy

Abbie had a launch with Etsy and JoJo Fletcher this month. She was selected to be one of 15 makers for this home collection.

Denise Greenwood-Loveless on Texas Country Reporter

Denise Greenwood Loveless had a blast taping a segment for #TexasCountryReporter with Bob and Kelly Phillips! Pretty sure Bob even teared up a bit at the end. The show aired locally, then nationally on RFD channel. Thanks to #TCR, Bob & KellyPhilips and producer #QuintinBlackwell.  Click to see video

 We are open for curbside pick ups. Just send us an email or call with your order. When you get here open the back of your vehicle. Then call us and let us know that you are here. We will load your items into the rear of your vehicle.  Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm 

We are also doing 20 minute in-store appointments (must call to schedule)

Kiln training workshop

October 16th at 5 pm

Seating is limited

Cost - $50.00


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New Work by Andre & Virginia Bally

Bally Studios is fulfilling commissions and developing classes. For more information on these projects you can contact Bally Studios by email:



Luisa Duarte: Reconstructing Memories

Saturday October 3, 11:00 AM, Facebook Live

Join  Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 AM as Susana Monteverde sits down with Venezuelan-American visual artist Luisa Duarte to discuss recurring themes in Luisa’s work. Luisa Duarte lives and works in Houston. Susana Monteverde is the Program Director at the Katherine G. McGovern College of Arts at The University of Houston.



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