In this two day workshop, students will learn new ways to work with pattern and layering on clay at the leather hard stage. Melanie Shaw will share techniques for sgraffito image transfers, slip layering, patterning and collaging with paper punches, stencils and wax processes to create a layered, colorful surface.
Bastrop Clay Arts—Spring Invitational for Clay Artists
The BCA team to bring the first of its kind clay exhibition to Bastrop, TX, Spring 2016
Exhibition Dates: April 22 -24, 2016
Bastrop, TX, – Ceramic artists in the Central Texas area have plenty of local guilds and arts associations to submit works for exhibitions that often combine 2D and 3D works, but dedicated ceramics shows are infrequent or too exclusive for emerging artists. Local artists, Marie Blazek and Melanie Shaw, have organized Bastrop Clay Arts and have teamed up with the historic Bastrop Opera House to provide a distinct location for ceramic artists to showcase their works. The Spring Invitational for Clay Artists will take place on April 22-24, 2016.
The Bastrop Clay Arts team is comprised of volunteer artists and arts enthusiasts in in the Central Texas area to promote clay medium as an art form and as a creative experience. The Spring Invitational will hold an open call for juried entry to highlight emerging and professional clay artists in the Central Texas area.
Ceramics encompasses artists fully vested in utilitarian wares, artists that specialize in sculptural works and installation works. As a whole, ceramic arts reflect the diversity of the audiences that it attracts and this event aims to highlight these strengths.
The Bastrop Opera House has a rich past that fully complements this exhibition, historically opened as a frontier theater after the railroad service was completed in the 1887, it has a varied tradition of theater productions, movie theater and event rental space. The venue has been an active fixture in Bastrop and Bastrop has historically garnered additional tourist traffic via the Houston/Austin corridor.
The Spring Invitational for Clay Artists will host a Salsa Demo with Viejo's Tacos y Tequila during the Friday night opening served on artist’s wares, clay demos for children and adults over the weekend and a mug giveaway early Sunday afternoon with specialty coffees and baked goods to be provided by Main Street Café of Bastrop.
Photos available upon request.
Bastrop Clay Art
Organizers-Marie Blazek, Melanie Shaw
Marie Blazek: 512-988-0034
400 Oak Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
Bastrop Opera House
711 Spring St, Bastrop, TX, 78602
Alex Kraft, Anthony Merino and Melanie Shaw are working together to present 50 Women - A Celebration of Women's Contributions to Ceramics in Kansas City, 2016.
The event will be hosted by the American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO. Additionally, the exhibition will be scheduled as a concurrent exhibition for the NCECA 2016, 50TH Annual Conference, March 16-19, 2016.
The Harvest Art Fest will have a fine selection of handmade holiday gift items: ceramics, jewelry, soaps, candles, rugs, metal arts, rugs, wooden bowls, and more!
The market will also be open both days, 10-5 with lots of fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, local honey, grass fed beef, pork, farm fresh eggs and much more.
120ART Annual Members Show. The Third Thursday of November opens a brand new Members show and the start of their holiday ornament sale.
Opening Reception Nov. 19th, 5-9pm
Members and friends of TAG @120ART have created hand-made Christmas ornaments and one of a kind small artworks to benefit Brown Bag Art Supply For Kids. Come and celebrate great local art and join us for a glass of wine and refreshments. The gallery has a permanent display of art, jewelry, cards, ceramic works and furniture from regional artists, with displays changing monthly.
Live Oak Art Center
1014 Milam St, Columbus TX
(halfway between Austin & Houston)
Saturday, June 6th, for a FREE demo by Ryan McKerley followed by our opening reception.
FREE Ryan McKerley DEMO: June 6, 2pm - 4pm
RECEPTION: June 6, 4pm - 6pm
The Six Pack Show invites TCAA members to submit a piece that fits within the space of a six pack of longneck bottles (5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2").
Scanceram 2015 Presenters Exhibition Tolne Skov Pavillon
Each of the presenters from Scanceram 2015 will be bringing work to exhibit during the conference, just to the side of the main lecture hall. It's a great opportunity to see actual work by renouned ceramic artists from around the world, and discuss their work with them in person. Exhibition Opening: 16:30 Thursday, May 14th, 2013.