OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2024!

SATURDAY 10 am – 6 pm
SUNDAY 10 am – 5 pm

The 32nd annual Texas Clay Festival will be held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels on October 28 & 29, 2023.

Featuring the work of over 80 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 artists in the state.

Come out and enjoy the beauty of what Texas clay artists have to offer!

Deadline for Texas Clay Festival 2023 is closed. Applications for the 2024 show will be available in February.

DEMO SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

AREA A

11:00am

Michelle Cuevas

Michelle Cuevas will be demoing a small heart shrine and the components go inside. I will also be demoing my painting/glazing techniques.

1:00pm

Billy Ray Mangham 

Billy Ray Mangham will be demonstrating solid/hollow sculpture. I’ll be making a large dog.

3:00pm

Sarah German

Sarah German will be demonstrating how she uses Mason Stains to color clay and then coil build over molds to create her woven work.

AREA B

12:00pm

Ryan Lucier

Ryan Lucier “I plan on demonstrating how I form and create my pumpkins. I will demonstrate methods for creating a hollow form, share which tools I prefer to use for sculpting and shaping, then finish by making and attaching the stem.”

2:00pm

Lotus

Lotus will be throwing forms on the potters wheel and showing the twisting technique in the style of George Ohr.

4:00pm

Cecy Holcomb

Cecy Holcomb will demonstrate how to make several different forms from a bottom-less cylinder.

SUNDAY

AREA A

11:00am

Pat Johnson

Pat Johnson will demonstrate building methods for her small clay busts which involve coil and slab building. She will discuss adding narrative, thematic and symbolic content to figurative works. Her new surface treatment using Casein paint will also be discussed. You can ask her anything; she has no secrets.

1:00pm

Marian Haigh

Marian Haigh will demonstrate Hand-building techniques with slab construction. Explore how to construct hollow pillow forms and make press molds.

3:00pm

David Hendley

David Hendley will demonstrate using potter’s taps and dies to make bottles with screw-in stoppers and jugs with screw-on caps.

AREA B

12:00pm

Mary Fischer

Mary Fischer will print some images on clay slabs, using one or three techniques depending on time and then build a piece using the printed slabs.

2:00pm

Alejandra Almuelle

Alejandra Almuelle will showing how to hand build a vase-candle holder using slabs.

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