Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.
Since opening in September of 2001, HCCC has emerged as an important cultural and educational resource for Houston and the Southwest—one of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level. HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community-at-large. In addition, HCCC reaches thousands of children a year through educational and outreach programming.
At HCCC, you will see the full range of the creative process, from how an object is made to why the artist decided to create something “just that way.” Our exhibitions feature sophisticated creations – some that have functions and some that don’t. Asher Gallery is the place to shop one-of-a-kind gifts made by a variety of local and national artists. The Craft Garden, behind the building, demonstrates the living connection between how plant materials are grown and used to create things like the blue jeans and T-shirts we wear every day.
And, no stop at HCCC is complete without visiting the Artist Hall to explore our artist studios. Our artists-in-residence are selected from across the country to come to Houston and share their knowledge and love of craft with you. In return for opening their studios to the public, they receive financial , professional, and promotional support to advance their careers.
Visitors enjoy viewing innovative exhibitions, talking with artists-in-residence, creating their own craft objects in workshops, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor in the Asher Gallery. Admission is free. Docent-led tours are available for groups, if scheduled in advance.
|Board of Directors||Advisory Council|
Sara S. Morgan
Founding PresidentTracye Wear
Vice PresidentJudy Nyquist
Perry A. Price
Nancy Goldesberry & Oliver Goldesberry
Sharon Hoffman & John Hoffman
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Edward Lane McCartney
Kathy Poeppel & Richard Moiel
|Perry Allen Price
713.529.4848 Ext. 103
Asher Gallery Manager
713.529.4848 Ext. 105
Education & Programs Manager
713.529.4848 Ext. 112
Special Projects Director
713.529.4848 Ext. 106
713.529.4848 Ext. 109
|William “BJ” Strew
Marketing Manager & Graphic Designer
713.529.4848 Ext. 108
713.529.4848 Ext. 107
Asher Sales Associate
713.529.4848 Ext. 101
Visitor Services Associate
HCCC is funded in part by grants from 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.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all. We aim to create an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in the activities and mission of the organization. HCCC recognizes the importance of ensuring our website is accessible to those of all abilities. We are committed to making our information accessible to anyone and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website in adherence to available standards. This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Firearms Are Prohibited at HCCC
Firearms, including without limitation handguns, shotguns, and rifles (whether concealed or openly carried) are prohibited on Houston Center for Contemporary Craft premises. See sections 30.06 and 30.07 for more information in English and Spanish. For more information about the Texas “open carry” law, please visit the City of Houston website: houstontx.gov/police/open_carry.