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

This Side Up

On View Through May 4, 2024

Main & Front Galleries

Featuring the work of mount makers, crate builders, and exhibition fabricators, as well as artwork informed by these practices, this group exhibition frames art handling and collections-care practices within the field of craft and brings unprecedented attention to the specialized knowledge, skill, apprenticeship, problem-solving, and deep understanding of materials required to build and support art infrastructure.

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

Disclosure:

The Whiteness of Glass

On View May 25, 2024

“Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass” is a research-driven exhibition by Related Tactics (Michele Carlson, Weston Teruya, and Nate Watson), an artist collective that celebrates collective action, collaboration, and making as forms of resistance to the racism, exclusion, and inequity that exists in the field of contemporary glass.

Past Exhibitions

August 8, 2003 –
October 12, 2003
July 4, 2003 –
July 27, 2003
May 17, 2003 –
June 29, 2003
September 14, 2002 –
November 3, 2003
January 18, 2002 –
February 24, 2002
January 18, 2002 –
April 7, 2002

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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