Assistant Professor Eliza Au recently received one of the two ClayHouston awards for Texas artists who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Selected as the award winner in the Mid-Career and Beyond category, the external jurors were Virginia Felix, Brooklyn, N.Y., Raheleh Filsoofi, Nashville, Tenn., and Gabo Martinez, Houston, Texas. The other award was in the Emerging Artist category and went to brothers Ricardo and Marcelo Ramirez Garcia-Rojas.
The Emerging Artist for the 2021 event was CVAD alumna Jihye Han, 2021, M.F.A., Studio Art.
ClayHouston exists to cultivate, promote, and advance the ceramic arts in the Houston Metropolitan area and beyond. The ClayHouston BIPOC Award is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to cultivate greater diversity and access in the field of ceramics.