CraftTexas 2012 has finally opened! It’s the biennial juried showcase of the best of Texas artists working in craft materials, and this year’s jurors are Jean W. McLaughlin, Rachelle Thiewes and Jade Walker. Continue Reading »
Exhibitions at HCCC
Summer Wrap-up & Fall Is on the Way!
Our Asher Summer Trunk Show with Houston-based artists, Carolyn Dahl and Marcela McLean, was a great success! Thanks to everyone who attended this event! If you missed it, don’t worry… we still have a few of Carolyn’s leaf-printed silk scarves and wall panels, as well as some nature-inspired jewelry pieces by Marcela M. McLean for sale in Asher Gallery. Continue Reading »
Piero Fenci: Building Battlement
The morning after the opening of his exhibition, Texas Masters Series: Piero Fenci—Battlement, Piero Fenci revealed the magic behind how he made his bold ceramic pieces during a public demonstration at the Glassell School of Art. The event was co-presented by the Glassell School and ClayHouston. An incredibly charismatic, likeable and humble artist, Fenci spent the next four hours making a new piece from start to finish and firing an already glazed example. Continue Reading »
Site-Specific Installation by
David Katz Opens at HCCC
Last Friday, we celebrated the opening of Systemic Expansion, David Katz’s large-scale, site-specific installation on view in the Artist Hall at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Throughout the evening, Katz shared the ideas behind his fired and unfired ceramic work with museum visitors who, in turn, where able to experience the space in a whole new way. Continue Reading »
Recap: Summer Opening Reception
On June 1, 2012, we celebrated the opening of two new exhibitions at HCCC, Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello & Beverly Penn and Texas Masters Series: Piero Fenci—Battlement. Over 250 people joined us that evening, including artists Julia Barello, Beverly Penn and Piero Fenci, who spoke about their work with visitors and art enthusiasts. Continue Reading »
Craft in America Filming &
Lia Cook Lecture
A couple of Fridays ago, April 27th, to be exact, HCCC had the immense pleasure of having the crew of the PBS television series, Craft in America, here to film the current exhibition, Bridge 11: Lia Cook, a solo exhibition of the work of internationally recognized fiber artist, Lia Cook. The TV series is just one part of Craft in America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of craft and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. Cook’s work will be featured in an upcoming episode, titled “Crossroads,” which will examine the intersection of craft and technology today and try to answer questions such as: Why is the handcrafted object important in the Computer Age? How is the computer a tool for craft production, education and commerce? How do borders and personal crossroads affect an artist? This episode is scheduled to air in October of 2012. Continue Reading »
A Tale of Two Cities through Ceramics
ACT I: Seattle
This year, the 46th Annual NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference was “On the Edge.” True to its theme, the conference was in Seattle, on the edge of the Pacific coast in what proved to be a wonderful, walkable and welcoming city.
Alyssa Salomon in Town for Workshop & FotoFest
Curatorial Assistant, Ashley Powell, shares her thoughts and interview questions with artist Alyssa Salomon.
Transference and the Glass Armonica
We are incredibly lucky to be showing the multimedia exhibition, Transference, by glass artist Andy Paiko and experimental sound artist Ethan Rose, in the small gallery at HCCC. Continue Reading »
Coming Soon–Bridge 11: Lia Cook
I am pleased to report that after a relatively smooth installation process this week (there are always some bumps along the way), the curatorial team at HCCC has finished installing Bridge 11: Lia Cook. Continue Reading »