Texas Master Series: James C. Wakins
January 30 – May 8, 2021
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, Texas

In 2021, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present a solo exhibition by outstanding Lubbock ceramicist and educator, James C. Watkins, who was recently named a Texas Master by HCCC.

James C. Watkins has built an extraordinary career as a ceramicist and an educator. He received his MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. His work has been featured in 40 solo exhibitions and 164 group exhibitions around the world, and he has pieces in 23 permanent collections, including the White House Collection of American Crafts at the Clinton Library (Little Rock, AR), the Shigaraki Institute of Ceramic Studies (Shigaraki, Japan), the Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), and, most recently, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX).

For more information about James C. Watkins, visit www.jcwclayworks.com.

Image credits:
James C. Watkins, “Double-Walled Basket,” 2019. Wheel-thrown and hand-built, fumed, and low-fired clay. 12 x 13 inches. Photo by artist.