Featured Artist Series

Congratulations to our 2013 Featured Artists: Mirtha Aertker, Kevin Ramler, Michelle Matthews, Kelly Eggert and Stephanie Sterling.  Over the course of 2013, each of these artists exhibited their work on texasclay.org, and were featured in an interview style article. 


2013 Featured Artists:

Mirtha Aertker

Kevin Ramler

Michelle Matthews

Kelley Eggert

Stephanie Sterling



A Note From Our Juror, Jake Allee

I miss Texas and all the clay people that come with it.  The Texas Clay Arts Association gave me one of my first gigs demoing at an event put on in 2002.  That was a big break for me and it led to a meeting lot of good people as well as having a lot of good times.  Ten years later, I think the state has one of the strongest and open clay communities in our country and TCAA does a great job of being a catalyst for the culture that comes along with it.  I would like to thank Jennifer Quarles for all of the energy she has put into TCAA over the last few years and say that I am honored to have this opportunity.    Doing this was harder than I expected.  There are a bunch of folks I know in there that make work I have enjoyed for years.   In the end, I chose some people who I don’t have much experience with other than looking at their work.  I hope this mixes things up a little. I have to say that all of the work was high quality, but that’s a pretty good representation of Texas. Always remember to have fun with it, and I hope to see y’all at the TCAA reception at NCECA this year!!!    -JAKE



Jake Allee from www.jakeallee.com

About the Featured Artist Series

This exciting new opportunity will showcase Texas potters, sculptors and 'clayers' in a series of juried online solo exhibitions. 

Selected TCAA members will have 10-20 images of their work displayed in an online solo exhibition, accompanied by an interview style article about their work.

TCAA members who enter the competition will be selected based on their Member Profile Pages. Selected TCAA Members will be announced at the end of the year, with online solo exhibitions scheduled over the following year.  Call for entry for 2014 Featured Artists will be available in Fall 2013.


Entry will be open to all Exhibiting Members and Business Members. There is no entry fee, but Exhibiting or Business membership must be current.

To have your Member Profile Page considered in the competition, you must complete the online entry form before the Oct 31st deadline.



Featured Artists will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Images of work

  • Artist Statement (to be considered at the juror's discretion)


Entry Details:

1. Log in to edit your Member Profile Page.

2. Add an Album titled 'Featured Work'.

3. Include 5-7 images in your 'Featured Work' album.  Your images should jpgs or pngs, no larger than 1MB

4. Complete the online Call For Entry Form (available in Fall 2013 for 2014 competition).

*You may continue to make changes to your Member Profile Page at any point before or during the competition, but selections will be based on your profile page at the time of jurying.

Texas Clay Arts Association 2014

Images in header (from left): Annie Foster, Karmien Bowman, Mimi Bardagjy

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