Photo by Cara Murray

Houston metalsmith and educator Sandie Zilker isthe fifth artist to be featured in the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Texas Masters Series. The Houston native joins the roster of former Texas Masters — Harlan Butt, Cindy Hickok, Rachelle Thiewes and Piero Fenci — nominated by their peers and recognized for their roles as career artists in Texas who have made a significant impact on the field of craft.

As the 2014 Texas Master, Zilker's work is featured in this solo show, and she will serve as one of three jurors for the CraftTexas 2016 biennial exhibition at HCCC. As evidenced by her jewelry, Zilker is no stranger to experimentation in color, contrast, texture, pattern and form. Using the body as a frame of reference, she pulls from elements of illusion and surprise to elevate adornment to its fullest potential. Each of her pieces is packed with personality, increasing the wearer's senses and creating a unique relationship between wearer and object.

On view through Sept. 7.



Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


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