Last year, I visited and wrote about the 2009 annual Clay Fest held every October in Gruene, Texas. It was great fun, so I returned for the 2010 Fest, eager to see and photograph the artwork and also, hopefully, to find something interesting to bring home. As it turned out, an offhand comment by a vendor named Randy Brodnax made me so angry that I left the grounds immediately without buying anything, determined not to return. As I've written elsewhere, I suspect Brodnax is a decent enough fellow who just repeated something he’s heard and said a few hundred times in his life; however, the cost of his carelessness was not only the sale he might have made, but the sales of at least two, possibly three, other vendors. As to that, unquestionably, I wouldn't have bought all of the items pictured below, but we've purchased several things at every Clay Fest, and I was definitely interested in a couple of the pieces I'd photographed.

Yeah, well.


Clay Art 2010

Alejandra Almuelle
Alejandra Almuelle


 





The Fire Within Ceramic Sculpture
Rick Irwin






Eye Of The Dog Art Center
Ty Johnson (2 upper) & Jess Wade (1 lower)


 





Linda Gossett Pottery
Linda Gossett












Michael Merritt


 



Notes:

- Most photographs on this page were taken with the permission of the artists whose names are listed herein.  All of the photos are copyrighted and all rights are reserved by me, but the artwork copyright belongs to the artist whose name is listed above each set of images.  Contact info for each artist (if known) is given below.

- Alejandra Almuelle
    www.texasclayfestival.com/Almuelle.html

- Rick Irwin
    12400 Wire Road
    Leaander, TX 78641
    (512) 267-2890
    www.thefirewithinceramics.com

- Eye Of The Dog Art Center—Ty Johnson & Jess Wade
    www.eyeofthedogartcenter.com

- Linda Gossett
    2505 Martin Luther King, #11C
    San Angelo, TX 76903
    (214) 240-7229
    http://www.lindagossett.com


- Michael Merritt
    Ceramic Artist
    (845) 476-8339

     Updated 12 Sep 16
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