The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a non-profit arts center that was founded to educate visitors about the craft process, the kind of products that go into the process of making art objects, and the history behind the craft. The predominant craft materials highlighted by the organization are wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, and recycled materials.
Things to Do
The center has several innovative exhibitions, artist studios, retail outlets, and workshops which serve as a resource hub for artists, teachers, and interested visitors. The center’s exhibitions show a full range of creative processes, such as the Craft Garden, which displays how plant materials are transformed into our everyday clothing, like jeans and t-shirts. The Asher Gallery Center offers unique gift items made by regional and national artists, while the Artist Hall showcases several artist studios where artists from across the country are present in person to share their expertise and love for their craft.
Group Tours &; Workshops
The center offers free 1-hour docent-led tours to groups who book in advance. The tours operate from Tuesday to Saturday between 10:30am and 3:30pm and group sizes of 10 to 30 people are accepted.
After the tour and shopping, a 1-hour workshop is offered at a nominal fee of $50 for the teacher plus $5 that covers all the materials provided. Visitors can participate in workshops that teach the making of clay mugs, book binding, creating fused glass magnets, scratch-foam printing, and wet-felt bracelet making.
Contributions to the HCCC
The HCCC accepts support in the form of cash, goods, sponsors, and services that can aid the center's constant endeavors in the support of art. You can buy HCCC membership to obtain exclusive benefits offered by the center, make online donations to the center, or take part in their annual fund raising events to show your support.
The HCCC constantly requires volunteers for visitor and docent services as well as craft, garden, and administrative tasks. The center also organizes educational outreach programs that inspire thousands of children each year and the center also welcomes volunteer services for such public outreach programs.
The center offers online shopping, featuring a wide variety of art objects like jewelry, fiber arts, and craftwork made of glass, metal, wood, ceramics, and mixed media. The online shopping option is available on the center’s website under the "Shop" tab, which can search for specific artist’s work or a specific shop’s articles. The delivery charge is calculated once the shipping location is updated just prior to checkout.
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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002, Phone: 713-529-4848