June 6-28, 2014
Centro Cultural Aztlan is proud to be the host of this year’s San Antonio Potters Guild 21st Annual Ceramics and Miniatures Exhibition from June 6 – 28, 2014.
The Annual Show is open to all Texas residents. Artists may enter from one to six works of which the primary medium is clay. Works may be functional or sculptural, figurative or vessel, one-of-a-kind or production.
This year, a special exhibit of miniatures will bring a new dimension to the exhibition. Special recognition will be awarded to Best of Show, Best Miniature. There is also a Creativity Award, and Juror’s choice. Award.
This year’s juror is Thomas Perry of Houston, TX. Mr. Perry creates stoneware and porcelain pottery, which have been selected and won in invitational and juried exhibitions, including the Amarillo Museum of Art (first prize), Kent State Cup Show, Las Cruces Museum (museum purchase award), University of Dallas, Hill Country Arts Foundation, TCAA Attachments 15 Invitational, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and several galleries in Houston. Thomas was an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. He has published articles in Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated, and he has conducted demonstration workshops and presentations based on his colored clay techniques. Thomas is co-founder and co-chair of Empty Bowls Houston, co-founder and holder of multiple positions in ClayHouston, and a Board Member and past docent at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
The San Antonio Potters Guild was established as a nonprofit organization in 1995. The membership is diverse, representing working potters, sculptural artists, and students, as well as supporters of the ceramic arts. The Guild’s mission is to cultivate and nurture clay artists and collectors while at the same time celebrating and extending humanity’s ten thousand-year heritage of fired clay.
Opening Reception June 6, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Gallery hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with speakers and demos on Saturdays during the exhibit.
Saturdays Schedule of Demonstrations:
11AM – Andy Bally – San Blasting
2PM – Deb Rinehart – Throwing
11AM – Maria Gould – hand building
2PM – Kathy Rigdon – Hand Building
11AM – Lucy Springs – Hand building a Sun Face
2PM – Gricelda Nill – Hand building Flowers
11AM – Leslie Newton