Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft galleries are dedicated to interpreting and exhibiting craft in all media and making practices. Artists on view can range from locally emerging to internationally renowned and our curatorial work surveys traditional and experimental approaches to materials.

HCCC’s wide-ranging program demonstrates our commitment to connecting new audiences to craft, presenting diversity in background and expression, and contributing meaningful scholarship to the field through original research and collaborative projects. As one of the very few organizations focused on art in ceramics, fibers, glass, metal, and wood, HCCC is advancing conversations on the role of craft and design in today’s culture.

On View

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The Whiteness of Glass

On View Through August 24, 2024

Front Gallery

This research-driven exhibition by artist collective Related Tactics explores the social nature of glassmaking, while celebrating community action and bringing awareness to the inequities that exist within the field of contemporary glass.

Georgina Treviño

La Fuente del Deseo

On View Through August 24, 2024

Main Gallery

This solo exhibition explores cultural identity and material culture through a range of jewelry-inflected works of art.

On View Through June 9, 2024

Artist Hall

This annual exhibition celebrates HCCC’s Artist Residency Program, which has supported artists working in the field of craft for more than two decades.

Upcoming

There are no upcoming exhibits currently.

Past Exhibitions

This Side Up

January 27, 2024 –
May 4, 2024

Fiber in 3D

January 27, 2024 –
May 4, 2024

Ceramics in the Environment

December 2, 2023 –
March 2, 2024
September 30, 2023 – January 01, 2024
September 30, 2023 –
January 6, 2024
June 3, 2023 –
September 9, 2023
June 3, 2023 –
September 9, 2023
February 18, 2023 –
May 13, 2023
October 1, 2022 –
January 28, 2023
August 27, 2022 –
October 29, 2022

Craft Texas series

CraftTexas 2022 is the eleventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Juried by Andres Payan Estrada, the curator of public engagement at Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA, this year’s show includes 40 pieces by nearly 30 artists, highlighting works that speak to personal stories of struggle and resilience, while challenging expectations of contemporary craft.

Publications

Crafting LIve(s) 10 Years of Artists-In-Residence

As part of its 10th anniversary, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presented Crafting Live(s), the first alumni exhibition of its Artist Residency Program. This show celebrated the relatively short, yet rich, history of the program, which was the motivating force behind the institution’s founding in 2001. Since then, more than 70 artists have graced the halls and studios of the facilities, bringing a dynamic energy to the field of craft and the art of making in Houston.

Workshops

Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched celebrated the rich history of American blacksmithing by bridging historical and contemporary works to illustrate the wide variety of techniques and processes currently practiced in the U.S. Iron featured more than 40 pieces by 38 artists from across the U.S., including Elizabeth Brim, Frederic Crist, Carl Jennings, John Medwedeff, Noellyn Pepos, Lee Tribe and James Wallace. Local and regional artists in the show include Dave Koenig, founder of the Houston Area Blacksmiths’ Association (HABA), and members of the Austin Metal Authority.

Craft Texas 2010

CraftTexas 2010 was the sixth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. For this show, 73 works made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials were selected from a pool of over 460 submissions. Works ranged in style from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary and were judged on criteria such as technical proficiency, creative and inventive use of medium and innovation in style or concept.

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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