Artist-In-Residence Program

Interview with Former Resident Artist,
Christina Carfora

Posted February 25, 2014 in Blog

The Grass is Always Greener

Christina Carfora, “The Grass is Always Greener.” Stoneware. 2013. Life size, 36″ x 24″ x 24″ each. Photo courtesy of Christina Carfora.

Ashley Powell, HCCC Curatorial Assistant, and Kathryn Hall, HCCC Curatorial Fellow, recently interviewed former resident artist, Christina Carfora, at the end of her residency.  Christina is currently living in Denton, Texas, teaching ceramics at Texas Women’s University, working in her studio, and taking graduate classes.

Ashley Powell: We’ve noticed a relationship between your drawings and your ceramic sculptures. Can you tell us how they work together and inform each other?

Yes, the two are definitely very integrally tied together, and, often, when I’m working on a piece, I’ll start with a sketch. However, I sort of vacillate back and forth, and, as I’m working on a drawing, it often inspires other concepts and other pieces. When I’m working on my sculptures, I think of other ideas for drawings. I like this aspect of the drawings because you don’t have to deal with gravity like you do in the very structural ways when making sculptural work. When working on the sculptures, I really like getting the clay in my hands and being able to feel the tactile-ness. I also like the way people emotionally interact with the sculptural work on a different level. Continue Reading »

Interview with Resident Artist
Susan Fletcher King

Posted December 18, 2012 in Blog

Fiber artist Susan Fletcher King in her studio at HCCC. Photo by Kim Coffman.

This week, we interviewed Susan Fletcher King, a Houston-based fiber artist who mixes quilted imagery with additional media, such as paint, dyes, specialty threads and embellishments.  Susan graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and earned a BFA from the University of Houston.  She will be at HCCC through the end of December and will return to complete a second term of residency in the summer of 2013.  Continue Reading »

Staff Favorites from “Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists in Residence.”

Posted September 1, 2011 in Blog

With the closing of Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence rapidly approaching, we asked the staff of HCCC to share what their favorite pieces are and why. The exhibition contains works by 36 artists who have participated in the Artist-in-Residence Program here at HCCC during the past 10 years. If you’ve seen the show, please share your favorites in the comments below! If you haven’t, then hurry in, the show closes this Saturday, September 3! Continue Reading »

Crafting Live(s): Ten Years of Artists-in-Residence — Spotlight on Fiber Artist, Greg Rubio

Posted August 19, 2011 in Blog

Guest Curator, Keelin Burrows, writes about past artist-in-residence Greg Rubio and his work in Crafting Live(s): Ten Years of Artists-in-Residence. The exhibition is on view at HCCC through September 3, 2011. Burrows is currently the Windgate Charitable Foundation Curatorial Fellow at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Continue Reading »

What are the current AIRs up to?

Posted August 12, 2011 in Blog

This week, we stopped by the Artist-in-Residence studios to find out what they’re working on. Next time you visit us, make sure to stop by to meet the artists and learn about their current and upcoming projects! Continue Reading »

Current Artist-in-Residence Jessica Dupuis Reflects on a Four-Week Residency at Women’s Studio Workshop

Posted December 10, 2010 in Blog

The Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) in Rosendale, NY, is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand papermaking, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography and book arts. Continue Reading »

Introducing Our New Artists-in-Residence: Clark Kellogg

Posted November 13, 2010 in Blog

A native of Houston, TX, Clark Kellogg has been interested in woodworking and furniture making since he was 14, when he and his father started building small projects in the family garage. He received his BA from the University of Virginia. Continue Reading »

Introducing Our New Artists-in-Residence: Kristi Rae Wilson

Posted November 5, 2010 in Blog

Kristi Rae Wilson is a mixed media artist who has returned to her hometown of Houston after being away for seven years. She received her BFA from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX before earning her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Continue Reading »

Introducing Our New Artists-in-Residence: Lisa Wilson

Posted October 28, 2010 in Blog

Lisa Wilson is a metalsmith and jewelry designer who creates a range of work, from sculptural objects to one-of-a-kind jewelry. Continue Reading »

Introducing Our New Artists-in-Residence: Elizabeth DeLyria

Posted October 21, 2010 in Blog

Originally a landscape painter, ceramic artist Elizabeth DeLyria translates the concept of landscape into the functionality of clay. Continue Reading »