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 exhibitions that span a diversity of artists and concepts, introducing visitors of all ages to contemporary craft through a variety of educational programming and events, 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.

Judy Nyquist

Sara S. Morgan
Founding President
Laura Babka
Vice President
Joanna Wortham
Robert Greenstein
Leila Cartier
Executive Director
Isabelle Asakura
Nana Booker
Dori Boone
Porshae’ Brown
Brad Bucher
Mona Elamin
Edward Lane McCartney
Mariela Poleo
Priya Ramkissoon
Bob Schwartz­
Robert Tai
Tracye Wear
Lynn Baird
Gracie Cavnar
Phyllis Childress
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
Debbie Wetmore
Leila Cartier
Executive Director
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Iva Kinnaird
Facilities Manager
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Layla Bispo
Administrative Associate
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Sarah Darro
Curator + Exhibitions Director
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William Soller
Education + Programs Coordinator
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Tarina Frank
Education Director
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Natalie Svacina
Associate Deputy Director
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Mary Headrick
Deputy Director
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Kerrisa Treanor
Interim Digital Content Coordinator
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René Henry
Marketing Manager
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Sean Yarborough  
Accounting Director
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Jessica Jacobi
Development 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 Tarina Frank at tfrank@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.