Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019 – Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019

05:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Join HCCC to explore tablescapes, and learn how to style the perfect table for your next dinner party or Instagram post at the spring Craft Social event. 

Inspired by the current exhibitions, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please and To Be Of Use: The Functional Ceramics Of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, And East Fork, the evening will explore how contemporary craft artists are challenging audiences to reconsider everyday objects, most notably, the chair and diningware.

Using a variety of found objects, construct your own vessel, such as a candlestick holder, a vase, or a trinket bowl. Then, use your vessel, and learn how to style an Instagram-worthy tablescape with artist and designer Lisa Chow. Learn the basics of food and table styling with Lisa, including tips on taking great photos. Experiment with different objects, backgrounds, and arrangements to create a picture-perfect table.

About Lisa Chow
Born and raised in Houston, Lisa Chow is a self-taught artist who paints and creates from her home studio. Minimalist in design yet maximalist in glitter and shine, her gouache paintings feature candy-colored worlds and feminine iconography. Lisa also loves designing and collaborating with like-minded female creatives and small businesses and is always working on new, unique projects. Learn more at Watercolors & Designs.

About Craft Social
Taking place quarterly throughout the year, Craft Socials are casual evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited.

Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

Photos: By Lisa Chow, via www.instagram.com/lisachowart/


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