The artists-in-residence at the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft are celebrated in the aptly titled “In Residence 2009,” which opens on May 29, 2010. Exhibiting works that were inspired by and created during, the artists on view run the gamut from traditional ceramics to sculpture achieved through the manipulation of packing materials.

The exhibition runs through July 25, 2010.

Read about the artists included after the jump.

Gabriel Craig is a metalsmith, writer and craft activist. He currently shares a studio at HCCC with Amy Weiks, an artist with a background in photography, printmaking and metalsmithing. During their combined residency, they have created a body of collaborative jewelry using recycled and repurposed materials, such as coins and old watch chains.

Kelley Eggert is a ceramic artist whose work is inspired by nature and the genetic instincts of all creatures to procreate and evolve. Her time at HCCC has allowed her to develop more creatures and expand her ceramic work to include functional mugs with Victorian details.

Ceramic artist and Helen Drutt Fellow Jeff Forster uses modern packing materials, such as Styrofoam, as molds. The resulting works are textured, handmade ceramic objects that reference the mass production of our current consumer culture.

Peter Masters’ ceramic vessels evoke both natural and cosmic forms. Combining glass and porcelain, he layers translucent colors over precisely patterned surfaces.

Metal artist Rebecca Roberds uses enamel on metal to create vibrant jewelry and wall sculptures referencing microscopic forms. Her works explore color, texture and abstract composition in a way rarely seen in the medium of enamel.

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