Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents 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 show will include jewelry pieces and fantastic objects made in clay, fiber, metal, and mixed media. Most work will be available for sale. The pop-up show will conclude with a slide jam and closing reception on Sunday, December 14th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
This month, join HCCC volunteers and staff as we use traditional fiber-arts techniques to create colorful greeting cards with extraordinary decorative effects. Participants will draw a design of their choice with crayons and paint over it with bright watercolors. The wax crayon prevents the paper from absorbing the pigment, allowing the design to show through. This technique, called wax resist, has been used in Indonesian batik and African wax-cloth production for centuries. Participants will then sprinkle the painting with salt while it’s still wet and observe the beautiful marbled patterns created as each grain of salt absorbs the moisture around it. This technique is used in silk painting and paper marbling. Once finished, everyone will take home a unique greeting card to give or treasure as a piece of art. Read More »
Give one-of-a-kind, artist-made gifts for the holidays! Find unique jewelry, home décor, art objects and more in Asher Gallery and our resident-artist studios. From December 11 – 14, current, new or renewing HCCC members will receive a double discount (20%) at checkout!
6:00 PM –Tour of CraftTexas 2014 by HCCC Curator, Elizabeth Kozlowski
Please join HCCC and Asher Gallery for a festive evening for HCCC members. Enjoy refreshments and snacks; tour the highlights of CrafTexas 2014 with HCCC Curator, Elizabeth Kozlowski; see the new Resident Artists’ Pop-up Show in Studio 1; and shop leisurely in the artist studios and Asher Gallery, where current, new or renewing members will receive a double discount (20%) at checkout.* Read More »
Please join Asher Gallery for a chat with Houston-based artists, Jason Kishell and Amber Tiemann, as they demonstrate their signature techniques. Jason will show his draftsmanship, as he draws onto his ceramics, and Amber will present how she uses polymer clay in her jewelry. Both artists’ distinctive, skillful and sometimes quirky designs have been Asher Gallery favorites for years. Artist demonstrations will cycle throughout the event.
Please join HCCC for a slide jam by three of our current resident artists. Each artist will present images and discuss her work for approximately 5 – 15 minutes, followed by a five-minute Q & A session. The event is free and open to the public. Read More »
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) hosts Martini Madness! Bossa Nova Bash, its seventh annual cocktail fundraiser featuring artisan glasses, bottomless martinis, sizzling snacks, and a big-board auction. This year, the mid-century-themed party goes Brazilian, with live bossa nova and samba by Trio Forte. Read More »