Who We Are

About HCCC

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.

HCCC showcases the best in contemporary craft in a welcoming environment that invites you to stay for a while or drop in often. We hope that you’ll visit, follow us online, and become a supporter.

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
Phyllis Childress
PresidentSara S. Morgan
Founding President

Tracye Wear
Vice President

Judy Nyquist

Byron Pettit

Perry A. Price
Executive Director

Wendy Adair
Karina Barbieri
Brad Bucher
Anna Holliday
Victoria Lightman
Ernesto Maldonado
Anna Mavromatis
Franci Neely
Fabené Welch
Clint Willour
Sandie Zilker

Lynn Baird
Gracie Cavnar
Nanette Finger
Pam Glosserman
Nancy Goldesberry & Oliver Goldesberry
CeCe Goldstone
Sharon Hoffman & John Hoffman
Thomas Irven
Jim Keller
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Linda Lewis
Kathy Poeppel & Richard Moiel
Cindi Strauss
Kay Tabor
Ellie Totz
Debbie Wetmore
Sarah Darro
Curatorial Fellow
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Suzanne Sippel 
Special Projects Director
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Tarina Frank
Education & Programs Manager
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Amanda Shackleford 
Asher Gallery Manager
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Kathryn Hall
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Natalie Svacina
Education Director
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 Mary Headrick
Deputy Director
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Faye Ticzon
Asher Sales Associate
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René Henry
Administrative Associate
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Joshua Turner 
Facilities Manager
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Rebecca Hewitt
Asher Sales Associate
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Sean Yarborough  
Accounting Director
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Blaize Middleton
Exhibitions Intern
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 Jenny Lynn Weitz
Marketing Director
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 Perry Allen Price
Executive Director
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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.

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.

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