Clay Art Gallery

  Ceramics by Roy Hanscom


Artists Statement
I enjoy working with clay, it is a material that sets no limits, and has practically no boundaries in its ability to adapt to my ideas and designs.  My latest body of work is the exploration of the functional form.  The forms are thrown and altered, giving each piece a sense of life and movement. Constructed of a high fire stoneware clay body, the forms are reduction fired to cone 9 in a gas kiln.  A combination of ash glazes are used to help accentuate the forms and further enhance movement.

Education 

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, MFA  1980 (Ceramics)
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Special Student 1976 (Ceramic Sculpture)
Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, BA 1976 (Art)
Institute de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Special Student, Summer 1975
(Ceramics/Photography)

 Teaching and Professional Experience 

1994               Lone Star College-North Harris, Ceramic Professor
1994-98         Lone Star College-North Harris, Art Department Coordinator
1989-94         Lone Star College-North Harris, Art Instructor (Ceramics)
1987-89         Friends University, Ceramics, 3-D Design and Sculpture Instructor
1982-86         Willow Creek Pottery (Owner, Studio Potter)
1978-80         Bowling Green State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

Grants/Honors/Awards

2007              “Out of the Earth”, Best of Show, Hanson Galleries, Houston, TX
                     “University of Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition” – Award of Merit, Irving, TX
2001               Sabbatical (Spent spring semester working with Don Reitz in AZ.)
                      “Feats of Clay XVI” – Purchase Award, Lincoln, CA
1999               “Viewpoint: Ceramics ‘99” -  Honorable Mention, Grossmont College, CA
1998               “Materials + Forms 5” – 3rd Place Award, Houston, TX
1997               Recipient of a North Harris College mini-grant to fire an Anagama Kiln at Northern Arizona University, Flaggstaff, AZ with Don Reitz
                      Recipient of a North Harris College Student Grant to take students to Flaggstaff, AZ for studying the firing of an Anagama Kiln.
1996               “Materials + Form4” – 3rd Place Award, Houston, TX
1995               Recipient of a N. H. C. mini-grant for the study of Anagama Kiln
1994               “Feats of Clay” – Purchase Award, California
1992               Recipient of a grant from Mid-America Alliance to host workshop and  exhibit of  fellowship recipient Ken Enquist.
1989               Aesthetics  Award of Excellence, Kansas
1980               Bowling Green State University Sculpture Award, Ohio
                      Tri-Kappa Award of Quality, Indiana
1979               Toledo Art Museum Award of Distinction, Ohio
1978-80          Graduate Fellowship Award for full-scholarship to B G S U, Ohio
1975               Independence Museum Award of Excellence, Kansas Art Council Award of Excellence, Kansas


Selected Exhibitions

 2011            “One Person Show”, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
                    “U of Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition”, Irving, TX
2010             “18th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition”, San Angelo, TX
                    “Strictly Functional Pottery National”, East Petersburg, PA
                    “Craft Texas 2010”, Houston Center for Cont. Craft, Houston, TX
                    “Stretch”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2009             “Inspiration in Education”, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
                    “Confluence of Four”, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
2008             “Clay Houston Exhibit”, Hanson Gallery, Houston, TX
                    “Craft Texas 2008”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2007             “Out of the Earth”, Hanson Gallery, Houston, TX
                    “Ceramic Abstraction”, New Haven, CT
                    “Serving the US: Master Kiln Builders Invitational”, Louisville,  KY
                    “University of  Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition”, Irving, TX
2006             “Craft Houston 2006, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2005             “One Person Outdoor Sculpture Show”, Houston Center for Cont. Craft
2004             “Ceramics Texas & Beyond”, Univ. of Texas-Pan Am, Edinburg, TX
2003             “Ceramic Sculpture Invitational”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
                    “International Tea Bowl Exhibition”, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
                    “Clay Art Invitational”, Collin County Comm. College, Plano, TX.
                    “A National Ceramics Invitational 2003”, Univ. of Texas at Tyler
2002             “Sabbatical show”, Don Reitz Studio, Clarkdale, AZ.
                    “Craft Houston 2002: Texas”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
                    “Works by Roy Hanscom”, One City Center Lobby, Houston, TX.
2001             “Ceramic Mug Invitational”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
                    “Victoria College Ceramic Invitational”, Victoria, TX.
                    “One Person Show”, Bradford Street Art Gallery, Kemah, TX
                    “Origins in Clay II”, San Antonio, TX.
                    “Feats of Clay XVI”, Lincoln, CA.
                    “Made in Texas” Invitational, New Braunfels, TX.  
1999             
“Ceramic Monthly International Competition”, Columbus, Ohio
                    “10th Anniversary Teapot Show”, Cudahy, WI.
                    “Viewpoint: Ceramics ‘99”, El Cajon, CA.
                    “1999 National Ceramic Competition”, Florence AL.
                    
“Crafts National 33”, Penn. St. Univ., University Park, PA.
                    “Origins in Clay”, Hill Country Arts Foundations, Ingram, TX.
                    “Summer Invitational” Avante Gallery, Cleveland, OH.
                    “One Person Show” Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
1998             “LaPetite VI”, Eugene, Oregon
                    “Miami Valley-Crossroads in Clay”, Middletown, OH.
                    “Materials + Form 5”, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX.
                    “Sculpture”, Invitational Exhibition, Foelber Gallery, Houston, TX.
                    “To Have and to Hold: Ceramic Vessel-Making in Texas”, NCECA  Invitational, Irving, TX.
1997             “Junior College Faculty Invitational”, University of Tyler, Tyler, TX.
                    “Vessels” Invitational Exhibition, Foelber Gallery, Houston, TX.
                    “Area Faculty Invitational”, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX.
1996             “Materials & Form 4”, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX.
1995             “Earth Fire” – one person show, Weekend Gallery, Houston, TX.
                    “Da Camera Invitational”, Menil Museum, Houston, TX.
                    “Virtual Auction”, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX.
                    “The Woodlands Library Fund Gala”, The Woodlands, TX.
                    “Ceramic Invitational”, Galveston, TX.
1994             “Feats of Clay”, Purchase Award, Lincoln, CA.
                    “36th National Open Juried Exhibition”, Westbeth Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
                    “Great Texas Wide Open Ceramic Invitational”, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX.
                    “Time Travelers: As You Like It…”, Innova, Houston, TX.
                    “Friends”, Amazing Space Gallery, Cleveland, TX.
                    “Silences”, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX.
1993             “Materials + Form”, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX.
                    “Feats of Clay”, Lincoln, CA.
                    “Artisan Showcase Invitational”, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA.
                    “Cedar Creek gallery National Teapot Show II”, Raleigh, NC.
1992             “O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, 4 Person Exhibition, Houston, TX.
                    “Gulf Coast Independent Colleges Art Faculty Invitational Exhibition”, Brazosport College, Brazosport, TX.
                    “Watkins-Carte, Hamilton Invitational”, Houston, TX.
                    “15” X 15” x 15”: A Compact Competition”, LSU Art Gallery, Louisiana State University
                    “Feats of Clay”, Lincoln, CA.
                    “Artables Gallery 2 Person Exhibition”, Houston, TX.
1992             “Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Artists and the Kitchen-New Forms, New Functions”, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlingburg, TN.
                    “Seven Area Arts”, North Harris College, Houston, TX.
                    “Archway Gallery Invitational”, Houston, TX.
1991             “Third Annual Teapot Show”, Milwaukee, WC.
                    “Faculty Exhibit”, North Harris College Houston, TX.
                    “Archway Gallery Invitational”, Houston, TX.
1990             “Contemporary Crafts Exhibition”, Graham Horstmas Gallery, Denton, TX.
                    “From Here to There: Vehicles for New Forms/New Functions”, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
                    “Faculty Exhibit”, North Harris College Houston, TX.
                    “Group Invitational”, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
1989             “Annual Juried Competition of Fine Art and Original Craft”, Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA.
                    “7th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Kansas City, MS.
                   
“Dimensions ’89 National 3-D Art Exhibition, Kansas City, MS.
                    “Aesthetics ’89 Juried National Art Exhibition”, McPherson College -Award
                    “Faculty Show”, Friends University
                    “7th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition”, Sterling College.
1988             “Gallery XII, Group Invitational”, Wichita, KS.
                    “Faculty Show”, Friends University
                    “8th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition”, Sterling College.
1987             “Faculty Show”, Friends University
                    “9th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition”, Sterling College.
1986             “Dimensions ’86 National 3-D Art Exhibition, Kansas City, MS.
                    “Fantasy Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition”, 1 Person Invitational, Friends U.
                    “10h Annual Prairie Art Exhibition”, Sterling College.
                    “Alumni Art Exhibition”, Friends University
                    “Smoky Hill Art Exhibition”, Art Association Gallery, Hays, KS.
1985             "11th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition”, Sterling College.
                     “Topeka Crafts Competition”, Topeka, KS
1984              “Artist-In-Residence Home Tour”, Wichita Arts Council, Wichita, KS
                     “Topeka Crafts Competition”, Topeka, KS
                     “Garvey Art Gallery Group Invitational”, Friends University
1983              “Artist-In-Residence Home Tour”, Wichita Arts Council, Wichita, KS
                     “Wichita Craft Guild Exhibition-Invitational”, Friends University
1980              “Extruding New Ideas in Clay”, Fine Arts Gallery , Bowling Green State University, (Sculpture Award)
                     “1980 Biennial Exhibition”, 1 Year Traveling Invitational Exhibition, Columbus, OH
                     “Alumni Center Gallery Group Invitational”, Bowling Green State University
                     “45 Annual Tri-Kappa Regional Artists Exhibition”, Fort Wayne, IN (Award)
                     “Ohio Designer Craftsmen Ceramic Invitational”, Cleveland, OH.
                     “32nd Annual Ceramic, Sculpture and Craft Exhibition”, Youngstown, OH.
1979              "61st Annual Toledo Artist Exhibition”, Toledo, OH.
                      “27th Annual Spring Exhibition”, Toledo, OH (Award of Distinction)
1976               “Verdigris Valley Art Exhibition”, Independence Museum
                      “Library Gallery 2 Person Invitational”, Wichita, KS
1975               “Verdigris Valley Art Exhibition”, Independence Museum (Award)
                      “Flatland Ceramic Invitational”, Wichita, KS (Award)
                      “Whittier Fine Arts Gallery; 1 Person Invitational”, Friends University

Bibliography

Book:            500 Cups, by Suzanne Tourtillott, Lark Books, Asheville, N.C.
                     Contributing Artist/Photo of Art work

Book:            Ceramic Extruding, by Tom Litka & Jean Latka   Krause Publications, Iola, WI., pg. 125, Contributing Artist-Photo of Artwork

Newspaper:  “Kingwood artist has work excepted for competition”, Kingwood Observer, May 2, 2001

Book:            Extruded Ceramics, by Diana Pancioli, Lark Books, Asheville, N.C.,                                                                               

                     pg. 134, Contributing Artist/ Photo of Artwork

Book:            The Ceramic Design Book, By Vale Cushing, Lark Books, Asheville, N.C.,         

                     Pg. 44. Contributing Artist/ Photo of Art work

 

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