Third Coast Clay Presents


Roy Hanscom


Apr 2-3, 2022 (Sat & Sun, 2 days)

10am-4pm each day





Roy Hanscom grew up on Long Island, NY.   He began his ceramic studies in 1972 at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts.  He continued with his studies at Institute de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  In 1980 he received his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  Roy has been a professor of Ceramics at Lone Star College-North Harris, Houston, TX since 1989.

Roy has shown in numerous state and national juried competitions .   He has won several awards along with being included in the private collection of the San Angelo Fine Art Museum. Most recently, Roy’s work was featured on the back cover of Ceramic Monthly, Sept. 2021.

Artist Workshop will consist of demos of thrown and altered forms with a focus on the altered lid.  A digital presentation of Roy’s work through the years and a discussion on his new Flower series. Come and spend time learning from this versatile artist and educator.

Saturday: Throw altered parts, lunch, artist talk, assemble some forms.

Sunday: finish assembling lidded form, lunch, flowers.




Past events

Third Coast Clay Presents


Randy Brodnax


Mar 4-6th, 2022 (Fri -Sun, 3 days)

9am-4pm each day



Artist Workshop Notes:

Students are to bring 6 bisque pots/sculptures (Cone 5-10 clay or porcelain) no larger than 6”x6” wide or deep. No bowls or plates.


Randy Brodnax is one of the top potters in Texas. He has incredible energy and passion for ceramics and all with delightful humor that reaches students on many different levels. A dedicated instructor and storyteller (born near Alexandria, Louisiana).  Brodnax is known to cook up a mean gumbo and an entertaining yarn while making stunning pots. A Master Raku Potter for more than 50 years, he has been featured in countless books/magazines, many exhibitions, a former Dallas educator, master kiln builder, and has given hundreds of workshops.

Friday: Alternative Wheel-Throwing Techniques with various surface design characteristics. Randy will transform heavy clay into lightweight, voluminous pots and add his own personal narrative to the surface. Sodium silicate texture, chattering, and hand drawing will be demonstrated while telling stories of his life experiences in the swamp.

Saturday/Sunday: Alternative Firing Techniques. Randy wants to inspire students to create special effects that are “off-center from the norm”. Naked raku, fuming, and aluminum foil saggar firings are just the tip of the iceberg in Randy Brodnax’s arsenal of possible demonstrated techniques.





Third Coast Clay Presents


Art Teacher CPE Workshop: Creating Relief on Clay Slabs


december 11, 2021

1pm – 4pm



Limited seating: 20 


Art teachers will receive basic kiln operation training followed by a hands on project. Teachers will learn 3 different ways to add texture to a clay slab for a cost-effective yet impactful project for students of any grade level. These clay slabs can be transformed into various projects. Please bring any clay tools you may want to use. CPE certificates will be handed out at the end of the workshop




Third Coast Clay Presents


Clara Hoag


September 25, 2021

10am – 1pm



Artist talk and demonstration


Clara Hoag Workshop

She will talk about her recent experience at Archie Bray’s Residency Program in Helena, Montana, how the Artist in Residency Program functions at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and a demonstration of her own work,

Very limited seating.

Registration info to follow.