PLANO (March 31, 2016) — Molded for artistry as well as usability, many ceramic pieces bridge the gap between function and form. “Texas Clay: An Exhibition of Texas Ceramics” brings the beauty of these hand-crafted pieces to Collin College’s THE ARTS Gallery, Thursday, April 14 through Wednesday, May 11. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.

Curated by Chris Gray, professor of ceramics at Collin College, this show spotlights the diverse talent of ceramists who either reside, lived or were educated in the state of Texas. There are a growing number of fantastic makers of clay objects in or from Texas, and this exhibition will showcase a handpicked selection of their work. The featured artists included: Jillian Cooper, Brandon Philips, Ryan McKerley, Chris Melia, Niko Weissenberger, Susan Kennedy, Annie Chrietzberg, James Tingey and Gray, the curator.

In addition to the show, there will be a ceramics lecture for Art Café on Wednesday, April 27 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in room C103 at the Spring Creek Campus. This event and the show are free and open to the public.

Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at or call 972-881-5873.


About Collin College

Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit