Virginia & Andy Bally









With his wife, Virginia, Andre founded BALLY STUDIOs in 1994 and has been greatly influenced by the cultures and design motifs of the traditional Japanese Potters as well as the North American Indian Potters. Along with a diverse Art and Design background, these influences are reflected in the design and finishes of Virginia's and Andre's work. This fused with long hours of research and trial and error testing makes each piece they produce completely unique.

Virginia Bally received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts, with honors from North Harris County College, after winning a Fine Arts Scholarship on the strength of her ceramic work and being featured in the 1991 Juried Student Art Exhibit.

Andre Bally has been researching and experimenting with ceramics, glass, metal and paper for over forty years. Recently his primary focus has been on developing a sandblasting/etching technique which can be used on ceramic or glass.

Together they have pieces on exhibit in private collections in Canada, Europe, Northern Africa and the United States.

Currently their work is being shown at Texcetera in Johnson City, Texas, the Asher Gallery of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Archway Gallery in Houston, and the Makery in Bulverde and can also be viewed by appointment at their Studio in the Texas Hill Country.

Andre and Virginia are members in good standing of ClayHouston as well as the San Antonio Potters Guild. They are currently listed on the Board for the Houston Empty Bowls funding raising event.