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Spring is in the air and I hope you’ve had your hands in clay!

A big welcome our new and renewing members last month: Joanne Giannaris, Patti Lozano, Sydney Moyer and Frederick Young. We’re so happy you are joining us (or re-joining!) we’ve got some great ClayHouston fun to look forward to.

Speaking of membership, a quick reminder that one of the benefits of ClayHouston membership is access to the City of Houston REUSE Warehouse. (You can find information on their website: I just went this past week with our VP Abbie Preston and we found some great stuff! If you’re looking for cool project materials and inspiration you just might find it there.  You'll need to have a copy of the CH 501C letter with you which qualifies us as a non-profit.  It can be found on our website at Resources/Local Resources.

This past month we saw a wonderful turnout for our Clay Creative event. Special thanks to Judy Adams and Foelber Pottery for opening up their doors and hosting such a fun and informative visit. We’re very much looking forward to our next Clay Creative event which will take place on Saturday, April 25th at Denise Greenwood-Loveless’ home studio.  Register Here

Don’t forget this Saturday, March 7, is Craft Community Day at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Our generous ClayHouston volunteers will be manning the table that day to share their love of clay with the craft center visitors. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello and also visit the other local arts groups, it’s always a lot of fun!

Our Social Media workshop ‘2020 Creative Vision’ is coming up on Saturday March 14th. If you’d like to learn more about how to use Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and MailChimp this is your opportunity! Presenters (Instagram: Abbie Preston, Facebook Business Page: Lee Steiner, Twitter: Debbie Blumberg, YouTube: Donna Durbin, MailChimp: Keri Bas) will provide an overview of each platform and how it can help you with your creative practices. The afternoon breakout sessions will be a great opportunity to ask questions and do some hands-on learning. You can find more details and register at the ClayHouston event page.  Register Here

We are also getting very excited for Empty Bowls on April 4th, also at HCCC. I hope you’ve been working on your donations, remember you can drop them off at The Ceramic Store: March 16 - April 3, 2020 or The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: March 21 - April 3, 2020.

Looking forward: our 3rd annual Pop-Up market is in the planning stages so I hope you’re building up some inventory and getting ready to sell your wares! We’re currently planning for a date in early May and will be sending out more info when we have confirmed the venue.

Hope to see you all soon at our upcoming events!

Jessica Phillips


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Emily Rensink in "Twin Cups National Ceramic Exhibition"

Emily Rensink’s piece “Life Over Coffee” was juried into the Missouri Western University Clay Guild’s "Twin Cups National Ceramic Exhibition" held in St. Joseph, Missouri. The exhibition runs from February 21st through March 20th, 2020.



ClayHouston Members at Archway Gallery for Empty Bowls

Several ClayHouston members will be represented in the Archway Gallery Invitational Exhibition and Silent Auction benefiting Empty Bowls Houston and the Houston Food Bank. The Exhibition/Auction will run from March 7 through April 3, and unsold works will be transported to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for the Empty Bowls Preview Party on Friday evening, April 3, and the main event on Saturday, April 4. The Exhibition/Auction opening reception is Saturday, March 7, 5 - 8 pm, at Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street.  Photos are works by Roy Hanscom and Maria Raquel Morales.


Ron Loyd in "7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics International"

Ron Loyd has been juried into the "7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics International", presented by Bradley University Galleries in Peoria, Illinois.  Juror is Doug Jeppeson and exhibit runs from March 9 - April 17, 2020.

Jodi Walsh in "SUSPENDED" at NCECA

SUSPENDED, March 24 - April 18, Art Works Gallery, 320 Hull Street Richmond VA 804-291-1400

Suspended features the work of 6 ceramic sculptors whose work has migrated from pedestal to wall, challenging the traditional view of sculpture and embracing the perceived limitations and fragility of clay. ARTISTS: Laurel Lukaszewski, Lisa Battle, Tamara Laird, Amy Dow, Judit Varga & Jodi Walsh. SUSPENDED will be on the NCECA tour.

"Contained & Arranged" at Foelber Gallery

Foelber Gallery announces the opening of the 24th annual “Contained & Arranged” exhibit Friday, April 17 from 6:00-9:00pm.  706 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77006. The exhibit continues through April 26, 2020. More info at

"About Face" at South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas is presenting a traveling exhibition of Ceramic Figurative Sculpture selected from work by the following artists: Wesley Anderegg, Robert ArnesonChris AntemannRudy AutioRussell BilesCristina CórdovaJack EarlSean ErwinViola FreyAlessandro Gallo, David Gilhooly, Gerit Grimm, Sergei IsupovDoug JeckHoward KottlerMichael Lucero , Walter McConnell, Gerardo Monterrubio, Jim Neel, Virgial Ortiz, Andrew Raftery, Allan Rosenbaum, Akio Takimori, Yoshio Taylor, Tip TolandJason Walker Kurt Weiser Beatrice Wood , Sun Koo Yuh.  Jan 24 to Apr 19.

Melissa Symmonds at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Melissa Symmonds has work showing in the Children's garden at Mercer Botanic Gardens located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road.  Exhibit runs from Jan 30 to end of June, 2020.

“Connections” at Foelber Gallery

Foelber Gallery announces the exhibition, “Connections”, featuring recent work by gallery ceramists.  The opening reception is Saturday, February 8 from 6 -9 pm and Sunday, February 9 from noon - 4 pm. The exhibit runs through March 14, 2020. 706 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77006, 713-529-1703,

Vivian Pastor at Live Oak Art Center

Vivian Pastor announces the opening of her exhibition Cultivating Memories, at Live Oak Art Center 1014 Milam, Columbus, TX 78934 on March 7, 2020 From 6-8 pm. Her exhibition runs from March 4 - Match 25 , 2020. To view her work click here

Pat Johnson at Texas Clay by the Bay

Texas Clay by the Bay at the K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi. A 2-day pop-up show in the gallery during the city’s March First Friday ArtWalk. The show will open the evening of Friday, March 6, 5:30-9:00 pm, and Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm. The pop-up will be followed by an exhibition that will be installed in the gallery March 11 – April 8, 2020.

The following artists were selected by the K Space exhibition committee: Alejandra Almuelle, Mary Fischer, Michael & Gaye Lynn Hodgson, Stan Irvin, Pat Johnson, Shikha Joshi, and Jess & Jamie Lea Wade.

We are thrilled to present such a talented and accomplished group of ceramic artists to Corpus Christi.

Teach Ceramics in Maine this Summer

Camp Laurel, one of New England’s premier co-ed summer camps, is seeking Ceramics Instructors for the summer of 2020.

Instructors will lead and assist with projects that teach skills and promote creativity. We are looking for artists who are passionate about their craft and would enjoying sharing this passion with children.  Apply Here

Jeff Forster at Sawyer Yards

Jeff Forster is pleased to announce his solo exhibition Ruin, Ruins, Ruining in Art Alley at Sawyer Yards.  The show is composed of 5 large scale outdoor sculptures.   Exhibit runs from Oct 5 thru Sept, 2020.

Raku workshop

March 21st at 10:00 AM


Laminated Clay

With Lebeth Lammers

This workshop will work with colored porcelain clay

June 19,20 & 21 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM



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The Art of Music Private Tour

Saturday, March 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Cherryhurst House, 1603 Cherryhurst Street, Houston, TX, 77006

Empty Bowls Houston- April 4, 2020

Artists from the greater Houston area are elbows-deep in bowl-making in preparation for the 16th Annual Empty Bowls Houston to be held Saturday, April 4, 11 am – 3 pm at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Each year, more than 1,000 unique bowls are created and donated to help raise funds for the Houston Food Bank’s mission to provide food for better lives in Houston and the surrounding counties.  For a $25 donation, attendees may choose a bowl and receive a simple soup lunch, enjoy entertainment in the HCCC garden, visit with artist demonstrators and feel good about helping to fill the empty bowls and tummies in Houston.

Bowl donations may be dropped off at the below locations:

·         March 16 - April 3 at the Ceramic Store (1002 W. 11th St., Mon. – Sat.)

·         March 21 - April 3 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (Wed. – Sun.)

**Please double check with these locations on their hours of operation.


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