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News from the Studio

On the Trail

Travis Heights Art Trail 2013

Look for us in Austin, TX , this weekend, on the Travis Heights Art Trail. We’ll be at 1403 Alameda.

Merry Christmas from the Studio

Our Spring Show + Sale

Please join us for our spring show + sale at our studio on Saturday, March 31st. We’ll have lots of new pots and some prototypes and seconds at discount prices!

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather in the Texas hill country and come out for a visit to the studio.

Our studio is located between Wimberley and Blanco,  Texas, just off Co Rd 2325.

1100 Dry Cypress Ranch Rd.

Wimberley, Tx 78676

For further directions, Click on the Map or contact us :

See you there!

Gaye Lynn + Michael

Holiday Art

vase, Gaye Lynn Hodgson

Find a great selection of  our work at Holiday Art. Gifts Made by Artists.  Saturday, December 17th, between 1pm + 4pm at Austin Details – a fabulous place to visit, any time of the year.
Austin Details is located in downtown Austin at 8th & Congress: click on the link for location information

Special Holiday hours:

  • Shop this Saturday from 1-4pm & next week, Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

It’s The Little Things

 that make life such a big deal.

Things like espresso cups and saucers, wasabi trays, dessert plates…

I’ve been making lots of big pots lately, but I also love the little functional pots that find their way into our lives… I love making them; I love using them.

P.S. A million  years later, and this song is still in my head. Thanks, Timbuk 3!

Texas Clay Festival: Oct 22 + 23

graphic design: Michael Hodgson

We’re looking forward to the 19th Annual Texas Clay Festival – over 60 artist/crafts people who work primarily in clay, gathered together in Gruene, TX for a weekend of demonstrations of their craft; plus an opportunity to see and purchase their work. The silent auction gives clay enthusiasts a chance to pick up some excellent work, donated by festival participants with the proceeds going directly to crafts people in need.

Oh, yeah – it’s also a chance to update your tee shirt wardrobe with this year’s design. A longtime  fan of Marc Chagall, Michael’s 2011 design draws on Chagall’s imagery and his admiration of designer Henneg Wagenbreth.

We’ll have LOTS of new work and as always, you’ll get to soak up the good times + good energy that happen whenever you get this many clay people together. Come see us!

Dirt Dauber Festival: May 14 + 15

We’ll be at the first annual Dirt Dauber Festival at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas, on May 14 +15.

A celebration of clay Art in Texas! Twenty+ clay artists showing and demonstrating their work. Live music, food, contests, kids area. Eye of the Dog is 5 miles from I-35 just north of San Marcos. Bring the family! Saturday and Sunday 10-5/12-5.

Hope to see you there!

Texas Clay Festival: October 23 + 24

Look for us at the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene, Texas! This year’s festival is the weekend of October 23 + 24.

We’ll be bringing lots of new work– hope to see  you there!

Hands-on, Hand-building Workshop

Please join me on March 7, for this one day, hands-on workshop at Eye of the Dog Art Center:

Handbuilding – texture and form in slab-built clay

Terry Buck and I will be teaching this workshop together – it’s gonna be tons of fun for all levels! Construct your own texturing tools using everything from firebrick to flip flops; learn some new construction methods; take home lots of fresh ideas!

When: March 7, 2010; 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Eye of the Dog Art Center, San Marcos, TX

Instructors: Gaye Lynn Hodgson + Terry Buck

Cost: $125.00 (includes lunch and all materials + firing – see below)

Materials: all materials for the one day workshop will be provided

  • the clay: Longhorn Red
  • texture tools : workshop  participants will construct tools for creating texture in clay, using everything from firebrick to flip flops

Firing: firing is included in the cost of the workshop. (The red earthenware that we will use for the workshop has a firing range from cone 06 to cone 1. Participants with access to this firing range may wish to fire their own work.)

Lunch: Eye of the Dog Art Center is famous for their fabulous food and delicious lunches.Yum!

In addition to the tools that workshop participants will be able to take away with them, we will construct some 3-D “sketches” using red earthenware.  Here’s a peek at some of the forms and textures that workshop participants will use as a springboard for their own inspired work in clay.

For more info or to register:

contact Billy Ray or Beverly Mangham at Eye of the Dog Art Center

or call 512.754.8171

Hope to see you there!
Gaye Lynn

Our Holiday Pottery Sale

This year’s holiday pottery sale will feature our work as well as the work of our friends and fellow potters,  Jon and Jan Brieger.  The sale will take place at  the Redbud Cafe, which adjoins Brieger Pottery, on the square, in Blanco, Texas. You will be able to shop from a great selection of our handmade pottery,  fresh from our most recent firings,  in the warm and friendly atmostphere of the Redbud Cafe!
The Redbud Cafe is Jon and Jan’s newest venture and a great place to gather with friends.  The cafe’s focus on fresh and local produce makes for a delicious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, quiches, and freshly baked confections. In addition to the made-from-scratch entrees and desserts, the cafe also serves fresh roasted coffees, and Blanco’s own Real Ale on tap along with a hand-picked selection of local wines.

Click here for Driving directions to the Redbud Cafe