Admission is free to all festival events

Roy will be demonstrating his Altered Lids on Sunday at 2 pm

General Admission Times: Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

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The 25th annual Texas Clay Festival will be held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels on October 28 & 29 2017. Featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potters wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone.




JANUARY 21, 2015 — MARCH 5, 2015

The University of Dallas is proud to host the 2015 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. The celebration will gather contemporary ceramic artworks of the region, both functional and sculptural. The competition will offer an opportunity for ceramic artists to exhibit their work in the highly charged metropolitan area of North Texas. We look forward to giving Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery visitors the opportunity to experience the mastery of the ceramic artists of our region.

The 2015 juror is Eva Kwong, noted ceramic artist and Associate Professor at Kent State University. The exhibit features works by 47 artists from an eight-state area.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 — DECEMBER 24, 2014

The CraftTexas series, which is hugely popular with visitors, provides artists the unique opportunity to have their work seen by three established jurors and included in an exhibition that seeks to broaden the understanding of contemporary craft. The show features exceptional work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. HCCC Curator, Elizabeth Kozlowski, says that the show serves as an excellent introduction to the impressive array of media, techniques, and skill inherent in the Texas contemporary craft community: “All of these artistic practices come together to create an outstanding showing of what Texas has to offer.”

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“7 Lidded Form” & “Serving Tray” accepted into University of Dallas 2013 Regional Ceramic Juried Competition

The juror for 2013, Les Manning is the former Director of Ceramics at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, a very prominent international artists’ residency program. Currently he is the Senior Artist in Residence at Medalta. He continues to stay active in the international ceramic community through exhibiting, teaching, and volunteer development work with international organizations.

The exhibition features ceramic works both functional and sculptural from artists 18 years and older who currently reside in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

3 Lidded Form | 7x19x12

3 Lidded Form | 7x19x12

“3 Lidded Form” accepted into CRAFTTEXAS 2012


SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 — DECEMBER 30, 2012

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents CraftTexas 2012, the seventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition features works by artist from all over Texas who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and in found/recycled materials.

The CraftTexas exhibition series, which is hugely popular with HCCC members and visitors, provides Texas craft artists the unique opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections. The series also gives the general public a starting place to appreciate the breadth of fine craft being made in local communities across the state of Texas.

5 Lidded Form | 7x22x13

5 Lidded Form | 7x22x13

“5 Lidded Form” accepted to the 19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

Opening Reception: Friday, April 20, 2012
Exhibit Dates: April 20 – June 24, 2012

Jurors: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio –the preeminent international dealers in 20th-century ceramics. They founded Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles in 1981 and opened a second space in New York, which they operated from 1983 to 2008. They now live in Santa Fe and work as private dealers. They have organized eight major international symposia on ceramic history and criticism, published numerous books and catalogs and received a number of prestigious awards, both lifetime achievement and honorary doctorates.

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I enjoy working with clay because it is a material that sets no limit and has practically no boundaries in its ability to adapt to my ideas and design.  ~ Roy Hanscom

18 Hands Gallery is pleased to welcome Roy Hanscom, a well-known Houston area ceramic artist and Professor of Ceramics of the LoneStar College North Harris Art department. The exhibit will be on display April 9 – 17, 2011 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 9th from 6 – 9 PM, at 18 Hands Gallery, 249-B West 19th Street in the Houston Heights. Roy Hanscom is a versatile clay artist whose work spans the gamut of sculptural as well as functional ceramic work. Roy admits, I enjoy working with clay, it is a material that sets no limits and has practically no boundaries in its ability to adapt to my ideas and designs. Most recently, Roy has experimented with dramatic ash glazes, prominently featured in his new functional pieces. Roys work has been featured in major exhibitions such as the prestigious 2010 Strictly Functional Pottery National, East Petersburg, PA. He has also been shown in galleries across Texas and the Southwest.      ~ 18 Hands Gallery



Reitzagama … an inside view of a wood firing, which documents the construction and first firing of his anagama kiln at Clarksdale, Arizona.“In the wood-fired kiln, the chemicals present in wood ash substitute for those found in mineral glaze ingredients like feldspar, whiting, and borax.  Different woods contain varying proportions of these ingredients (primarily sodium, calcium, potassium, silica, and magnesium) and so produce different effects.” ~ Don Reitz

This 40 minute video showed Don Reitz’s anagama kiln being built, loaded, fired (with inside footage) and unloaded.