Lotus’ vision is to create the awareness, growth, and appreciation for clay in the Houston area through connecting with other artists and education of the history, craft, and concepts of clay.
Master Potter V Chin
Potter and friend
Master Potter V Chin was renting a small studio down the hall teaching 2-3 students at a time. He suggested they take a look at a vacant house he bought and consider turning it into a teaching studio.
2014 New studio in the making
At the end of 2014, Third Coast Clay moved from the rental studio to the house studio. Lotus began offering classes on Monday’s and Tuesday’s.
In 2015, Lotus hired Stacy Kuropata, one of her former UH students, as the Tuesday evening instructor.
In 2016, Becky, was brought on to help manage communications and scheduling.
Lotus’ was seeing her vision grow as the pottery wheels spun and in 2017 hired, Abbie Preston to teach the Monday evening sessions.
In 2019, she hired Jacob Villalobos to teach the Thursday evening session and Gabo Martinez joined the team and the Touch n’Go specialist.