February 18 - May 13, 2023
From Houston Center for Contemporary Craft:
“Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass, a biennial exhibition organized by Bullseye Projects that features the best of contemporary kiln-glass design, architecture, and art. The juried competition and resulting exhibition reflects the expansion and evolution of the kiln-glass medium and its community. While still encouraging emerging talent, the parameters for this year’s exhibition have been widened to include a broader range of artists and to acknowledge the expansion of kiln-glass into the architectural and design fields.
In contrast to glassblowing, which uses a pipe to inflate and shape molten glass, kilnforming uses a kiln to bind and shape layers or particles of glass, known as frit. Tg refers to the temperature at which glass transitions from behaving like a solid to behaving like a liquid. This metamorphosis embodies the ethos of kiln-glass: the transformation that occurs when glass softens and yields to the fierce heat of the kiln.
Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass offers viewers an opportunity to explore the aesthetic choices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations of contemporary kiln-glass by artists from the U.S. and abroad.
Tg: Transitions in Kiln-Glass Award Winners
Gold Award: Saman Kalantari, A little bit of everything
Silver Award: Anthony Amoako-Attah, Puberty
Bronze Award: Helen Slater Stokes, In the Pink
Architectural Award, First Place: Cable Griffith, Siler’s Mill (Redmond Watershed)
Architectural Award, Second Place: Te Rongo Kirkwood, Eunoia
Design Award, First Place: Te Rongo Kirkwood, Meremere (venus – evening star)
Design Award, Second Place: Celia Dowson, Rhossili Mist Centerpiece in Indigo and Clear
Academic Award, First Place: Wai Yan Choi, Praemonitus Series
Academic Award, Second Place: Anthony Amoako-Attah, Puberty
Emerging Artist Award, First Place: Abegael Uffelman, Moon, Hyun Kyung
Emerging Artist Award, Second Place: Lara Saget, Joshua Tree Insides, Joshua Tree Inside, Joshua Tree Rocks Match
About Bullseye Projects
Bullseye Projects is part of Bullseye Glass Company, a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture based in Portland, Oregon, with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and the promotion of glass art. More info can be found at www.bullseyeprojects.com.
About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product, and history of craft. HCCC has served as a treasured resource in the Houston arts community and the region for more than 20 years. The Center showcases emerging and acclaimed artists in exhibitions, introduces visitors of all ages to contemporary craft through hands-on and virtual programming, and supports the development of working artists through its artist residency program.
HCCC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM. Admission is free. Closed major holidays.
Before visiting, the public should visit www.crafthouston.org to view the latest visitor guidelines. All programs and events are subject to change or cancellation in response to the current COVID-19 conditions. HCCC is located in the Museum District at 4848 Main Street, three blocks south of the Wheeler Ave. MetroRail station. Free parking is available directly behind the facility, off Rosedale and Travis Street.
HCCC is supported by individual donors and members and funded in part by The Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation. HCCC is a member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Arts District.”
Reception: February 18, 2023 | 5:30–8 pm
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