GACA is an informal network of ceramic artists working in the Austin area who are committed to sharing a passion for clay and offering opportunities for professional and artistic development.

Next Meeting: March 11th (Wed): Guest Artist: Sara Parent-Ramos See Calendar for details.

"Sharing A Passion For Clay 2014"

Greater Austin Clay Artists Members Show
Julia C. Butridge Gallery
Dougherty Art Center
September 5, 2014 - September 29, 2014

This month long exhibit will feature a Members' Show with an opening reception on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm. The show is open to the public from Friday, September 5, through Monday, September 29, as well as the opening reception.

"Sharing A Passion For Clay 2008" award winners
(full show gallery here)

Read the comments made by the judge Pamela Owens here.

Best In Show Popular Choice Art Of The Pot
Certificate Of Merit
Diana Seidel
Susan Bell
Claire Montgomery
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Lebeth Lammers
"Nemo's Garden"
Shikha Gupta
Roni Powalski
"Belle of the Ball"
Matthew Wiederaenders
"Three Tea Bowls"

Carve Detail History:
GACA formed in May of 2003 from a group of Central Texas Clay Artists whose common interest is their membership in TCAA.(Texas Clay Arts Association) Prior to becoming GACA, the group had been meeting informally once a month for about a year. The regular meeting place is St Edward’s Univ. clay lab, courtesy of Ceramics Prof. Stan Irvin. Meetings were focused on sharing information about clay and networking with fellow clay artists. Local artists volunteered their time and talent and did demonstrations, workshops, and slide presentations for the group’s benefit.

Detail of facet Because there was no precedent or provision for an active group of members in TCAA, the volunteer board members decided that they could not supervise the activities of local groups of artists. They encouraged the Austin based group to form an identity of their own while maintaining their close ties with TCAA. Thus GACA was born.

Currently we are continuing to meet monthly for clay related activities. GACA has a permanent booth available to its members at the Austin Farmers Market. We have several Members' Shows and special events throughout the year. Check the calendar for current information.

GACA is a volunteer organization. Decisions are made with direction from the Steering Committee and general consensus of the membership.

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