Art UnHitched will highlight Stacia Miller of Clay by Stacia as the featured artist for the April Art Market on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The open-air art market is held the second Saturday each month at 312 E. Hopkins at CM Allen Parkway behind The Hitch: A Mobile Eatery in San Marcos. The public is invited to the free market and to see Clay by Stacia as well as work from other talented local artists.
Miller had attempted working with clay in elementary and middle school, but it wasn’t until she took a required art class at McMurry University that she fell in love with clay and its possibilities. She had an excellent teacher who opened her eyes to the medium and then took every clay class the university offered.
In 2008, Miller interned with Sherri Jo Adams, owner of Mudworks Pottery in Boerne, Texas.
“That summer at Mudworks proved to me that pottery can be a career, not just a hobby,” Miller said.
In May 2012, Miller started Clay by Stacia and hasn’t slowed down since. She has an online store on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/ClaybyStacia ) and has enjoyed hitting the craft fair circuit.
“It’s wonderful to be able to meet my customers in person, and hear their feedback,” Miller said.
Of her work, Miller says, “I love producing pottery that is both functional, and beautiful. We could all eat off of paper plates, but where’s the fun in that? Well made pottery is a joy to use in the kitchen and around the home. I love how handmade pottery turns everyday events, such as meals, into something a little more special.”
Miller says she is excited about the possibilities of Art UnHitched for artists like herself. “As we spread the word and watch Art Unhitched grow, hopefully people will start to see San Marcos as an art destination.”
Art UnHitched is sponsored by the San Marcos Arts Commission. For additional information, contact Jennifer Shaw at 393-8400 or Charlotte Wattigny at 393-5932. For those interested in keeping up with the art scene and events in San Marcos, connect on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArtsSMTX .