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Artifice of Nature

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

September 12 - December 27, 2015

An exhibition of works by Susan Beiner and Brian Fleetwood. Exploring how nature is tailored to human consumption, each artists recreates interactions between nature and humanity.


Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project

An exhibition of works that illustrate the plight of elephants by way of the illegal ivory trade. Utilizing installation, Maruyama creates shrine-like objects that recall the […]

Ceramics in the Environment

An outdoor exhibition of site-specific ceramic works made by Glassell School of Art student artists include Mary Aldrich, Loes Berendschot, Nell Gottlieb, Renee LeBlanc, Michelle […]

Jeff Forster

An artist chat with sculptor Jeff Forster–head of ceramics at the Glassell School of Art and former HCCC resident artist– about his process and aesthetics.

Dining and Discourse: A Discussion in Three Courses

An exhibition exploring the relationship between craft and dining, and challenging notions of functionality, status, and aesthetics. Wood, glass, ceramics, fiber, metal, and mixed media […]

Artist Chat: Jason Kishell and Amber Tiemann

Two Houston-based artists will discuss their work and demonstrate their signature techniques. Jason Kishell will show his draftsmanship as he transforms ceramics into objects of […]

Resident Artists' Pop-Up Show

A two-week-long exhibit of work created by Fall 2014 resident artists, Natasha Hovey, Jera Rose Petal Lodge, Alexis Myre, Collette Spears and Rena Wood. The […]

CraftTexas 2014

The eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Featuring 49 works by 44 Texas artists. This year’s […]

La Frontera (Borderlands)

An international exhibition of contemporary jewelry in which 90 artists from the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Latin America explore the underlying currents of the […]

Cyan Silhouettes: Anna Mavromatis & Thea Clark

Through handmade books, jewelry, quilts, and clothing, Mavromatis and Clark use the cyanotype process to expose the memories and associations assigned to personal possessions. A participating […]

Aftereffects: Carrie Schneider

The final talk in a series of speaking events to provide a forum for Houston’s dialogue on urban development. Schneider is the founder of Hear […]


  Kat Cole, Laritza Garcia, Tara Locklear and Chesley Williams construct objects of adornment that use found elements and other non-precious materials.  

The Maker’s Archive: Works by Tybre Newcomer

Featuring large sculptural work and intimate wall pieces, Tybre Newcomer’s ceramic installation explores the transcendental relationship between craftsmen and their tools. Newcomer creates life-sized re-creations […]


With its soaring expressways and seemingly endless geography, little defines Houston in the public consciousness more than urban sprawl. This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary […]

Gary Schott: The Ornamental Plumb Bob

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents The Ornamental Plumb Bob, a solo exhibition of objects and brooches by San Antonio metalsmith, Gary Schott. Stemming from […]

Ctrl + P

Recent economic reports speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technologies, is underway. This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft investigates the implications […]

The Tool at Hand

The Tool at Hand features artists in varying stages of their careers who come from both the U.S. and the U.K. Working in a variety […]


Artists Clare Finin, Rebecca Drolen, Robert Thomas Mullen and Deme Wolfe-Power have created distinctive works that pay homage to the rich history of memento mori […]


Artists Clare Finin, Rebecca Drolen, Robert Thomas Mullen and Deme Wolfe-Power investigate memory and remembrance in works that pay homage to memento mori objects with the […]

Janice Jakielski: Constructing Solitude

Drawing from women’s fashions from bygone eras–including Amish bonnets from her childhood adventures in Pennsylvania and her grandmother’s circa-1930s hat collection–artist Janice Jakielski has created […]

2013 NCECA Biennial

Organized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), the Biennial is one of the most important surveys of contemporary ceramic art […]

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