The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft started in 2001 with the mission to educate visitors on the history, process, and product of craft. Today they provide a space for artists, both local and national, to not only showcase their work but support one another as well as the community. Through craft camps, artists in residence, and much more, HCCC delivers a unique approach for their visitors.
HCCC currently has the following exhibits showing:
Tom Loeser: Please Please Please – running through May 12th.
The Wisconsin based artist works make you think “If the furniture we sit on every day were totally different, would our lives be different, too?” His interest in furniture and how individuals interact with it has been a focal point of Loeser’s’ work since the ’80s.
To Be Of Use: The Functional Ceramics of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, and East Fork – running through May 12th.
This group exhibition compares three artists view of contemporary functional ceramics. The use of ceramics in everyday life has slowly decreased which can make it challenging for artists to create functional products. Helke, Horie, and Fork all share a love of the material, yet use it in vastly different ways.
Statecraft: Selections from the Jewelry Collection of the Danish Arts Foundation – running through June 2nd.
This unique collection of craft is the first time it is being shown in The United States thanks to the collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation. The exhibit is made up of 80 pieces of contemporary jewelry acquired from Denmark’s most influential artists over the last five decades.
Visit the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm.
All Photos Courtesy of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.