Karen Cruce – Owner/Potter
karen at wheel
The love of ceramic art and pottery started as a selfish need and has matured into my life’s aspiration. My goal as a ceramic artist is to enrich other people’s daily lives with quality work that is functional, enjoyable, and pleasing to the eye. Each piece of pottery reflects it’s own energy and spirit.

I would like to thank all my loyal collectors, galleries and shops for believing in my work and creativity.
Any gallery or shop owner who think that my work would compliment your inventory blend, please contact me. I welcome all inquiries.

 

 

Ceramic Art Instruction

  • University of Houston, Cinco Ranch Campus
    Founder and developer of Ceramic Art
  • Potters’ Place Studio
    3334 FM 1092, Missouri City,TX 77459

 Awards

  • Lone Star Art Guild, S.W. Competition 1997
  • 1st Place, Three dimensional work, “Cactus Flower”
  • Lone Star Art Guild, S.W. Competition 1998
    • 1st Place, Three dimensional work, “Spiral Symphony”
    • 2nd Place, Three dimensional work, “Time in a Bottle”
    • 3rd Place, Three dimensional work, “Cat Paws”
  • Lone Star Art Guild, S.W. Competition 1999
    • 1st Place, Three dimensional work, “Centerpiece II”;
    • 2nd Place, Three dimensional work, “Teapot with Grapes”;
    • 3rd Place, Three dimensional work, “Kitchen Guardian”
  • Lone Star Art Guild, Regional Competition 1999
    • 1st Place, Three dimensional work, “Centerpiece II”;
    • 2nd Place, Three dimensional work, “Teapot with Grapes”
  • Artist if the Month, April 2004 for The Alliance of Potterty Artists
    Worldwide Assn.
  • 1st Place, 3-D “Big Mouth”, New Braunfels Art League Oct, 2005
  • 1st Place 3-D “Big Mouth”, 2nd Place 3-D “Asian Jar” Sugar Land Artists Nov, 2005
  • Accepted “Asian Jar” American Juried Artists, National Competition April 2006
  • Accepted “Big Mouth”, Visual Artists Alliance 2006 National Competition
  • Guest Artist 3-D, Painters Eight Gallery Show, New Braunfels, Texas May 2006

 Published Work

  • “Grapes” Sugar Land Area Artists Cookbook, Spring 1998;
  • “Grapes” Countryside Magazine, November 1998
  • Published Book “Best American Artists, Pottery and Woodworking”, Vo. I 2007
  • Segment on HGTV’s “That’s Clever” featuring the “Antique Textured Box”

 Clubs and Organizations

  • Texas Clay Art Association, Founding and Charter member;
  • National Council for the education of Ceramic Art, member;
  • Sugar Land Area Artists, current member, President 1997 – 1999

 See My Work at the Following Locations

  • Rustic Ranch, Richmond, Texas
  • Potters’ Place, Stafford, TX
  • New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels, TX (in the Hill Country)
  • 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX (in the Historic Heights)

Jessica – Potter
Jessica-Houston-Potter
Jessica studied art and ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design, Penland school of craft and has participated in a number of workshops. She discovered the joys of clay at a very young age and made it her full time pursuit and passion about seven years ago. Jessica makes functional ceramic forms that employ several surface techniques. Her work has been described as playful and whimsical. She draws inspiration from mid-century illustrations and designs. Although the surface of her pieces are highly embellished form and function plays an important role in her work.