Ancient Art in a Modern World at Potters Place 

Ancient Art in a Modern World at Potters Place By Elisha Neubauer Pottery is an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years. While some may have never experienced creating their own pottery, for those in Stafford, Texas, Potters Place gives them an opportunity to get involved with this age-old hobby. Potters Place is […]


FLIP FLOP BOWL PROJECT Ever stretched a bowl too wide and Flop? Ever touch your foot pedal with a wide bowl on the wheel and Flop? Yes, there is a way to save that bowl. First do not run the wire under your bowl. Flip that bowl over & let those sides fall as they […]

Teacher Spotlight of Vickie Bedo

Vickie Bedo – Teacher Spotlight I first met Vickie when she came to Potters Place to take classes 23 years ago, soon after I opened Potters Place.  At that time she was still a principal at a local middle school.  After getting to know one another we discovered our connection.  Our boys knew one another […]

Sugar Land Arts Fest 2024, Booth Number: 30, April 27-28, 2024

Sugar Land Arts Fest 2024Booth Number: 30 April 27-28, 2024 Sugar Land Arts Fest 2024Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation Sugar Land Arts Fest 4771 Sweetwater, PMB 107 Sugar Land, TX 77479 Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 2810 am – 4 pm

NCECA’s 59th Annual Conference, Formation, in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 26-29, 2025

NCECA’s 59h Annual Conference Formation, in Salt Lake City, Utah March 26-29, 2025 Formation, the theme of the 59th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), invites us to dig deep into the historical and cultural significance of ceramics worldwide. Philosopher and educator John Dewey wrote, “The self is […]

Bentonville Fine Art Festival

Bentonville Fine Art Festival June 1 & 2, 2024 Come Support Karen Cruce & Potters’ Place Orchards Park 1100 NE John Deshields Blvd Bentonville, AR 72712 The fair is on the grounds (in front of the entrance) to Crystal Bridges Museum (one of my fav museums).  Only 20 minutes NW of Fayetteville, home of University […]

SAFETY – Safety & the Clay Studio

Safety & the Clay Studio We love clay & everything about it Except the threat to our health if we don’t take the proper precautions. When we participate in a clay studio, there will always be clay dust which is kicked in the air during throwing, trimming & everything we do. Breathing these microscopic ingredients […]


When you buy that first bag of clay, do you ever wonder what goes into producing that bag of clay? Then after a few months of classes you wonder how to reclaim your clay from failed pieces. Clay is dug up everywhere in the world. Dug up is just the beginning. Then any organic materials […]

CLAYHOUSTON Member Spotlight of Karen Cruce

Karen Cruce – CLAYHOUSTON Member Spotlight – Jan 2023 Previous Next What clay body do you use? “Laguna’s BMix5, Laguna Frost porcelain, SiO2 Porcelains” Primary forming method? “Wheel.” Primary firing temperature? “MidRange 5-6.“ Favorite surface treatment? “My absolute favorite is unglazed landscape drawings with metallic salts highlighted with underglaze pencils.” Favorite Tools? “Handbuilding- an old Tupperware […]