TCC Hosts Statewide Ceramic Arts Show

“Up a Tree” by Stormie Parker

As part of its ongoing commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College is partnering with the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild to host the 2017 Best of Texas Clay exhibition. The show will run during the month of September at TCC Northeast, 828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst.

Artwork will be on display in the J. Ardis Bell Library and includes more than 50 pieces by 33 Texas artists. Best of Texas Clay opens Tuesday, Sept. 5, and closes Friday, Sept. 29, with viewing available during regular library hours. An awards event and artists’ reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.

“TCC has a vibrant arts community at our Northeast Campus and beyond,” said Martha Gordon, chair of the Art Department at TCC Northeast. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the College and community to view the work of our state’s top ceramic artists.”

Best of Texas Clay, a biennial show, will award best of show, first and second runner up, six honorable mentions and best electric kiln-fired work. Serving as the show’s juror is Melba Northum, a mixed-media artist with expertise in ceramics, drawing, design and sculpture. Northum received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University. She currently teaches at TCC Northeast.

Event sponsors include American Ceramic Supply of Fort Worth, Texas Pottery Supply & Clay Company of Haltom City, Trinity Ceramics of Dallas, Mayco Colors, Olympic Kilns, Skutt Kilns and Amaco.