Exhibition gallery at HCCC

Who We Are

Founded in 2001, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft.  The Center’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.

HCCC serves as a treasured resource in the Houston arts community and the region by showcasing emerging and acclaimed artists in exhibitions, introducing visitors of all ages to contemporary craft through hands-on and virtual programming, and supporting the development of working artists through its artist residency program.

HCCC showcases the best in contemporary craft in a welcoming environment that invites you to stay for a while or drop in often. We hope that you’ll visit, follow us online, and become a supporter.  Free Docent-led tours are available for groups, if scheduled in advance.

Learn more about HCCC in our 2017 Annual Report.


Brad Bucher
Sara S. Morgan
Founding President
Wendy Adair
Vice President
Sandie Zilker
Robert Greenstein
Perry A. Price
Executive Director
Judy Nyquist
Immediate Past President

Laura Babka
Nana Booker
Dori Boone
Victoria Lightman
Edward Lane McCartney
Linsy Nguyen
Robert Tai
Joanna Wortham
Lynn Baird
Gracie Cavnar
Phyllis Childress
Nanette Finger
Pam Glosserman
Ceci Goldstone
Sharon Hoffman & John Hoffman
Anna Holliday
Thomas Irven
Jim Keller
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Linda Lewis
Ernesto Maldonado
Anna Mavromatis
Kathy Poeppel & Richard Moiel
Cindi Strauss
Kay Tabor
Ellie Totz
Tracye Wear
Fabené Welch
Debbie Wetmore
Perry Allen Price
Executive Director
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René Henry
Marketing Manager
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Reed Bussey
Asher Gallery Sales Director
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Cydney Pickens 
Curatorial Fellow
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Tarina Frank
Education & Programs Manager
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Blaize Middleton
Visitor Services Coordinator
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Joe Graves
Facilities Manager
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Suzanne Sippel 
Special Projects Director
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Kathryn Hall
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Natalie Svacina
Education + Residency Director
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Mary Headrick
Deputy Director
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Sean Yarborough  
Accounting Director
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María-Elisa Heg
Digital Content Manager
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HCCC is funded in part by grants from The Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation. HCCC is a member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Arts District.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all. We aim to create an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in the activities and mission of the organization.  HCCC recognizes the importance of ensuring our website is accessible to those of all abilities. We are committed to making our information accessible to anyone and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website in adherence to available standards. This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

The accessible entrance to HCCC is located in the back of the building, adjacent to the free parking lot located off Rosedale and Travis streets. To request accommodations for special needs, please contact Blaize Middleton at bmiddleton@crafthouston.org.

Firearms, including without limitation handguns, shotguns, and rifles (whether concealed or openly carried) are prohibited on Houston Center for Contemporary Craft premises. See sections 30.06 and 30.07 for more information in English and Spanish. For more information about the Texas “open carry” law, please visit the City of Houston website: houstontx.gov/police/open_carry.