Juried Exhibitions

From New Delhi to Austin:
Shikha Joshi’s Journey as a Potter

Posted December 11, 2012 in Blog

A view of Shikha Joshi’s Round Rock studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Shikha Joshi talks about how she found her calling as a clay artist, being part of a larger artist community in Austin, and the influences behind her work. Her piece, “Following in the Footsteps. . . “ is featured in CraftTexas 2012, currently on view at HCCC through December 30, 2012.

I am a studio potter currently working out of my home studio in Round Rock, TX, a suburb of Austin. We moved to this city in 2003, when my husband took up a job with Dell. Though we call Texas our home now, I am originally from India—a country richly steeped in the tradition of arts and craft, which has strongly informed my aesthetics. Continue Reading »

Shannon Brunskill Talks about Her Work and Being a “Glassie”

Posted November 21, 2012 in Blog

View of “CraftTexas 2012.” From left to right: Miguel Abugattas’ “Untitled,” Tybre Newcomer’s “Tool of the Latter 20th Century: 5 Gallon Bucket,” Shannon Brunskill’s “The Sandwich Generation,” and “Disintegration” by Shannon Brunskill. Photo by Eric Hester.

Glass artist, Shannon Brunskill, talks about how she found glass, being part of a larger artist community, and the inspirations behind her pieces featured in CraftTexas 2012, currently on view at HCCC through December 30, 2012.

My work is a series of responses to moments I have experienced in life.  These moments imprint in my mind and resonate with me for weeks, months or years until I respond to them physically. It typically begins with a realization of some situation I find myself in, then I begin examining the situation and exhaust all possible meanings (there is a lot of thinking going on). The actual making comes after I have deeply considered what I want the piece to say and how I want to communicate my experience to a broader audience. Although the mental process of creating varies per piece, sometimes it may take a year to completely flesh out the idea before I begin to construct the physical piece of work. The work in CraftTexas 2012 is no exception to this. Continue Reading »

CraftTexas 2012—Staff Favorites!

Posted November 5, 2012 in Blog

Elizabeth DeLyria’s “Driftwood Cairn.” Photo by Elizabeth DeLyria.

CraftTexas 2012 has been up for a month, giving the staff plenty of time to stroll through the gallery space and check out the show a few times. The time has come to share with you what the staff’s favorites are.

But before we do, just in case you aren’t familiar, CraftTexas 2012 is the seventh in a series of biennial juried shows showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. All craft media are represented–wood, fiber, glass, metal, ceramics, mixed media–and the exhibition presents functional pieces as well as work that is strictly sculptural. There is something in this show for everyone. So, let’s see what each staff member picked as her piece of choice. Continue Reading »

CraftTexas 2012 Juror Jade Walker

Posted January 16, 2012 in Blog

CraftTexas 2012 is just around the corner! The call for artists will close on March 15, and the exhibition will run from September 29 – December 30, 2012. All of us at HCCC are looking forward to this, our seventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Continue Reading »