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September 2019 Newsletter


We have three new members to welcome this month. Pat Johnson joined us as a Sustaining Member, thank you, Pat. Our sustaining members give us the extra help to bring all the programming and events you expect at ClayHouston. Tracy Corinne joined on the Corporate Level and Linda Hayon, new to Houston, joined as a General Member. Please take a moment to get to know them by visiting their member pages and be sure to welcome them in person if you get a chance. 

ClayHouston members made it big in the September issue of Ceramics Monthly. Gabo Martini is featured on pages 32-35, CH board member Lauren Clay has an artwork in the Exposure Section, page 20 and the CH Symposium event ad is on page 78.

We have the unique opportunity of a member-only workshop in Germany at the Atelier Haus Hilmsen Residency, June 2020. The Information Night is September 18, 7 - 9 p.m. For more information go to Here.

We have been asked to be a Cultural Partner at the 2019 Texas Contemporary, Oct 10-13, at the George R Brown Convention Center. We will feature 10 ClayHouston Artists. Members will receive an e-mail call later this week

We are working on making our BCCC (clay crawl) December 8, 2019, the best ever. We have arranged for a non-profit table at the 1st Saturday events in the Heights in September, October, November and December and are looking for volunteer members to man the table. For more information and to Sign up 

Lilly Lerner’s “Traveling Purses” will be our Clay Creative event on September 28th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at Nosami Studio, 739  West 7 1/2 St, Houston, TX 77007. Lilly will discuss her experiences with putting on a solo exhibition abroad. Registration is open. 

Please scroll down for more fall events and remember to register for the Symposium “Clay Bodies" with demonstrating artists Thaddeus Erdahl and Lorna Meaden. It is scheduled for October 19 & 20.

If you are in the market for anything clay related check out our web site.

Anne Steacy


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Clay Creative with Lily Lerner

Clay Creative will be held on September 28 at Nosami (739 71/2 Street, Houston 77007) studio. Lily Lerner will share and discuss her experiences with showing and having a solo exhibition abroad.

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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.

Lana Loveland G. Lee Gallery

Lana is the featured Artist at G. Lee Gallery/ August 24-October 7 with her exhibit: Nature Captivated showcasing Paintings, Pottery, and Sculpture with influences from nature, especially Marine Life. To view her work - Instagram: Bluemoonpotterystudio   Facebook: Blue Moon Pottery Studio

Damon Thomas at Jung Center

Opening Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5-9 p.m. at The Jung Center, “Ancestors” will feature new ceramic and mixed-media sculptures by Damon Thomas, along with 2D works by Ellen Ray. The address is 5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston. An artist talk moderated by Anna Tahinci, art history chair at the Glassell School of Art, will be on Thurs., Sept. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The overall exhibition dates are from Aug. 31 through Sept. 29.

Clara Hoag Solo at Hooks Epstein

Clara Hoag is excited to announce her solo exhibition "bend," which opens at Hooks Epstein Galleries 6pm-8pm on Saturday September 7th, 2019. An artist talk is scheduled for 5:30pm preceding the reception. The exhibition will run September 7th– October 12th, 2019. Hooks Epstein Galleries is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm, and is located at 2631 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098. To see Clara's work, please visit or

Foelber Pottery Opening

Foelber Pottery announces the opening of the exhibition, “ Interwoven", 706 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006 on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The  exhibition runs from October 19 through November 9, 2019. Participating ceramic artists: Judy Adams, Rita Bradberry, Saida Fagala, and Jodi Walsh. Special guest artist for Oct 19 & 20 only: jeweler Nancy Tennent. More info at www.FoelberPottery.com

Thomas Perry in From the Ground Up XXVIII

Two of Thomas Perry's ceramic works were selected by juror Naomi Clement for the From the Ground Up XXVIII regional exhibition at the Las Cruces Museum of Art,  August 2 to October 19, 2019. The biennial exhibition is sponsored by the Las Cruces Potters Guild, and this year's juror is Naomi Clement.

Damon Thomas in True North 2019

Damon Thomas’ mixed-media sculpture, “Home Fire,” is one of eight large-scale sculptures included in True North 2019 the sixth iteration of the annual public sculpture exhibit along Heights Boulevard. Standing approximately seven feet high, “Home Fire” combines ceramic “logs” with a metal “flame” and base. This is the first year that ceramic sculpture has been included since True North began in 2014. On view Mar 10 -  Dec 15. For more information:

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Jeff Forster in True North 2019

Jeff Forster has “North Space Ruin” in the 1800 block of Heightsin "True North", public sculpture in the Heights.  Located at the intersection of 18th St. and Heights Blvd. from March 10th-November of 2019.


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Jay Wehnert - "Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars"

Saturday, September 7, 11:00 AM The Printing Museum1324 W. Clay Street, Houston, TX 

Jay Wehnert is a Houston based writer, curator and collector. In his new book, Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars, he examines the lives and art of eleven extraordinary Texas artists who exemplify an essential isolation at the core their creativity. Jay Wehnert will share their art and stories with a special focus on three Houstonians.

Mr. Wehnert will sign copies of his book following his presentation.


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