Enjoy an Afternoon at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Man placing a clay mug in a kiln

An easy drive from Tiburon Apartments is a unique destination founded to advance education about the history of craft. We’re talking about the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and it’s one of the only venues of its kind in the United States. Visitors see the full creative process ranging from how an object is made to why the artist decided to use a particular medium.

Artistic Residency Hall 

The Artistic Residency Program provides a space for artists to hone their skills while interacting with the public. Visitors can watch as they work in their studios, and current artists include:

A Virginia native, Tim Gonchoroff is a mixed media artist who concentrates on weaving, carpentry, and natural dyeing. He creates items by using non-traditional materials such as videotape cassettes and plastic shopping bags. Tim is self-taught and earned an MFA in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies in 2015. 

Abi Ogle graduated college in 2018 and has had residencies in both France and the United States. She exhibits in galleries and museums, and she works with found objects, discarded clothing, and human hair. Her pieces focus on memory and grief to spark lively conversations.

Educational Opportunities

To discover your inner artist, enjoy the center’s exciting workshops. The center offers them throughout the year. Also, they welcome all levels of ability. One of the choices includes a clay mugs course. In this class, students learn hand-building techniques to create mugs that are as beautiful as they are functional. The center will fire the pieces in a kiln to make them ready for pickup in two weeks. 

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is just one of the premier destinations near our vibrant apartment community. Learn a few rock climbing skills, at these local rock climbing gyms, too. If you are looking for a place to call home, then please contact us. We will show you firsthand all we have to offer. 

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