Thursday, November 15, 2012


The current exhibit featured now at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is CraftTexas 2012Inspiring!  Unique! Unusual! This exhibit CraftTexas 2012 was juried by Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Crafts in Bakersville, NC; Rachelle Thiewes, internationally acclaimed metal and jewelry artist from El Paso, TX, and HCCC’s 2009 Texas Master; and Jade Walker, Director of the Visual Arts Center in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.
"Oh You know the colored girl" by Joy O Ude features printed Jacquard fabric, Nigerian fabric, etched brass plate

Robert Galusha presents "K Chair in Cherry"  wood and leather

In ceramics we see "The Optimist Luggage" by David Bogus

Very creative luggage, although not very useful for traveling.

This large installation was presented by Laura Nicole Kante, titled "Equilibrium"

Crochet linen and cotton thread

One large doily in the center extending out

One of our members, Cindy Hickok, had her purses on display--what fun!

"Grab Bag"

"Laundry Bag, Lunch Bag, Grocery Bag, Sleeping Bag"

Samara Rosen  has this interesting installation.

"Thread and Glue"

Who would ever think that just those two ingredients would create an interesting design?

Catherine Winkler Rayround uses her experience of papercutting in this piece entitled,  "Capitalism at Work"

Have any old film strips just lying around the house?  Tore Terrasi used old microfilm to design "Grid Study--Random"

How about reuse, recycle, repurpose?  This piece uses old wool sweater with a fulled base and strips of fulled wool to make fringe on this collar by Tanya Ermakova

Heading to Goodwill to look for wool sweaters!

"Dueling Pistols and Roses Game Board With Rebus Beer Cap Checkers" by Ed and Cornelia Gates: stoneware tiles, wood frame, and 24 stoneware pieces.  There are many more unique pieces displayed in this exhibit through December, 2012.  Drop in and take a look soon.

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