Date & Time
Saturday, May 3, 2014 11:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Please join HCCC for HANDS-ON HOUSTON on Saturday, May 3rd. This month, in honor of the upcoming Empty Bowls Houston event, join local artist, Carolyn Catlos, and ClayHouston volunteers for a fun afternoon of making and decorating clay bowls.  Participants will create a bowl by rolling out a slab of clay and forming it over a slump mold.  Then, they’ll decorate the surface of the bowl by pressing pieces of cord into the clay to form different patterns.  Impressing the surface with cord markings is a process inspired by an ancient Japanese technique, dating back to the early Jomon period (12,000 BC – 300 BC). Cord-marked pottery is the characteristic ware of the earliest inhabitants of Japan.

Special thanks to ClayHouston for providing volunteers and to the Ceramic Store for donating the clay for this activity!

The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston will take place at HCCC on Saturday, May 17th, from 11 AM – 3 PM.  The fundraiser is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls Houston is presented by Whole Foods Market and implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Food Bank.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free craft-activity open house on the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft.

Above: Photo by HCCC.

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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