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February Newsletter

We have had a great start to ClayHouston 2017.  All committees are in force.  Ceramic art is being exhibited around the city by our members.  Our first program is on Wednesday, February 1 at 6 pm at Box 13 Art Space (6700 Harrisburg Blvd., Houston TX 77011). Join CH Board member Jessica Kreutter for a tour of her studio and this innovative artist-run studio/gallery space. The symposium committee is actively planning the NCECA-style 2 day - 2 artist workshop for the fall.  Stay posted as opportunities develop for ClayHouston members!

Nell Gottlieb

Thank You Michelle Matthews

The ClayHouston Board and President Nell Gottlieb thanks outgoing President Michelle Matthews for her vision and leadership over the past three years. In appreciation, an original Clay Leonard was given to her.  

This Month's "To Do List"

  1. Like the ClayHouston Facebook Page. Start using Facebook to communicate your ceramic art experiences on our Group Facebook Page.
  2. Please go an edit your member page today.

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.  

Member News 

Mary Fischer "Buildings and Boats" 
Rockport Art Center

Mary Fischer's exhibit "Buildings and Boats", opens 4 Feb. at the Rockport Art Center, Rockport, Texas.

"Study in Firings"

 “Study in Firings” is an exhibition highlighting ceramic work produced using eight different firing techniques opens February 20 - March 10 at the MFAH Glassell School of Art. The exhibit is curated by Mary Aldrich and Anne Steacy. It features their work as well as the work of other Glassell ceramic students. 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. 2450 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77021

 “Seven Ceramic Artists” come together
at The Nave Museum.

The Victoria Regional Museum Association - Nave Museum is pleased to announce the first exhibit of 2017 as we welcome “Seven Ceramic Artists” to Victoria. Sculptor Susan Budge has gathered together ceramic masters from across the state and beyond to bring a delightfully diverse exhibit to The Nave Museum. The exhibition opens on January19 and continues through February 26, 2017. 306 W. Commercial St, Victoria, Texas.

Lilly Lerner: Voices and Purses

February 11 - March 4
Opening reception: February 11 
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Front Gallery
1412 Bonnie Brae Street
Houston TX 77006
More information at:

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

Call for Entries: Meeting of the Guilds

University of Houston - Clear Lake
"The Essential Guide to Mold Making and Slip Casting"

The Ceramics Department at the University of Houston - Clear Lake presents a 2-day workshop featuring Visiting Artist Andrew Martin on February 28th - March 1st.  Andrew is the author of "The Essential Guide to Mold Making and Slip Casting" and will present his work and process.  The workshop will run 9:00am - 4:00pm on both days with a lecture on Wednesday March 1st @ 6:00pm.  The workshop and lecture are free and open to the public and will be held at 1200.08 Ceramics, North Arbor Building, at the University of Houston- Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas 77058.  For additional information please contact Clay Leonard

 Check out

From ClayHouston member Cynthia Wisener: a new and growing online artist community! Both collectors and artists are invited to view and participate.

Joining is easy. Before you log on decide which pieces you plan to show, have photos, sizes, prices and medium descriptions ready. Then log-on and follow the directions. If we can do it anyone can!

Patrick Palmer and Cynthia Wisener are founding members of

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, February 13th, 
7-9 pm

ClayTalks will resume Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 7pm -9pm at Becks 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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