Roy Hanscom


I enjoy working with clay because it is a material that sets no limit and has practically no boundaries in its ability to adapt to my ideas and design. One of my recent bodies of work titled “Woven Coil Series” consists of hand built clay coils forming 3-D line drawings in space.  They are about the clay itself – full of life and energy.  Through line, color, and texture, the woven coils create a fluid, rhythmic gesture, an illusion of continuous movement back and forth, within a limited depth.  Geometric hard lines are intended to create a sense of tranquil awe amongst the spontaneous movement of the coils. 


Roy received his MFA in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and also studied at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Friends University, Wichita, Kansas; and the Institute de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  He currently teaches Ceramics at Lone Star College-North Harris Campus, Houston, TX.


Selected Exhibitions

2008    “Clay Houston Exhibit”, Hanson Gallery, Houston, TX
            “Craft Texas 2008”, Houston Center for ContemporaryCraft,   
2007     “Out of the Earth”, Best of Show, Hanson Galleries, Houston, TX
            “Ceramic Abstraction”, New Haven, CT
            “Serving the US: Master Kiln Builders Invitional”, Louisville, KY
            “U Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition”, Irving, TX


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