Xylem Gallery

Clay Foster

Clay Foster was born in 1954 in Austin, Texas. As a child he enjoyed building and making things and was encouraged by his parents in this interest. That childhood urge was later manifested in his cabinet-making, carpentry and wood turning. “His goal in life is to make something every day.”

He is a seeker, spiritually and creatively. His font pieces are an extension of his engagement with life’s deeper purpose and meanings, and through all his works he hopes to enrich the viewer’s experience with beauty and metaphor.

He is a founding member of the American Association of Wood Turners, President Emeritus of the Wood Turners of North Texas, and currently serves as Vice President on the AAW Board of Directors. Clay has been involved in woodturning for more than twenty years.

White Tower I by Clay Foster

White Tower

Wood, brass
23”h x 8”w x 8”d


White Tower II by Clay Foster

White Tower II

Wood, brass
24”h x 10.5”w x 10.5”d


Ripple by Clay Foster


Wood, stone
14.5”h x 27”w x 5”d

Precious Metal Bowl by Clay Foster

Precious Metal Bowl

Wood, brass, metal, stone
11.5”h x 10.5”w x 5”d


Precious Wooden Bowl by Clay Foster

Precious Wooden Bowl

Wood, stone
10”h x 8”w x 5”d