Paul Bierker
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Contract Designer and manufacturing consultant- Specialize in one of a kind jewelry objects and CAD/CAM product development.
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Paul Michael Design In Pittsburgh Needs help again!

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

We are Growing again!!!!  Please share this with anyone you know. I need 2 key hires ASAP

1- Office manager. Needs to be OCD organized with a thick skin. To help manage the day to day operations of our retail showroom / Production studio. Jewelry experience is a huge plus, Office suite and or Google Docs. Must not be tech adverse. Must be a self starter and have the ability to be self directed and focused on company goals. QuickBooks, Word, excel, Powerpoint,  Social media…


New Jewelry Artist Studio and Gallery seeks work

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 10:09am 0 Comments

Hello Group!  I am opening a new state of the art production gallery in Pittsburgh PA.   Our target date for the opening will be October 25th.  The Gallery will be at the new Dough Boy square apartment complex on Butler St. in the lower Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. This will be a high visibility and profile location.

I am hoping to find new candidates to showcase in this location. If you are interested,  Please forward me your info, as well as a link to your work. My target…



Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:03pm 3 Comments

I need a few existing SNAG members who know me and my studio to offer a recommendation for me to serve in SNAG. If you are willing please send me a message.  Thanks.

I think I need an Exorcist...

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 10:13pm 2 Comments

As a formerly trained artist/craftsman I sort of sold my soul to seek a living in the commercial realm of jewelry manufacturing- It is an awesome industry filled with talent, genius and a large number of dirt bags to say the least.

I feel blessed as I have always been allowed to express my opinions on purity in design, conceptual constructivism and "real" high craft craftsmanship.

Just the other day I engaged in a pretty benign conversation on another board focused on the… Continue

Where do I go from here.....

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 4:11pm 5 Comments

So When I was in college in the 80's I started this piece. It was my commentary on politics and nuclear proliferation. We where at odds with the soviets and there where enough missiles on the planet to destroy our orb of life a hundred times over-

Inspired by what I think was one of the best educators in the craft world at Buffalo State College- I sought to create a piece that was not only massive but had a sort of political tongue in cheek message. (Thanks Steve) I created an 8… Continue

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At 8:56am on February 10, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 5:07pm on September 22, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
Good to know, Paul. I would like to get you in touch with Loring Taoka who just moved to town, he is on Crafthaus. Maybe his work would be good? Are you showing fine or art jewelry ?
At 11:22am on October 20, 2009, Brian Ferrell said…
Thanks for the comment, and stopping in at Luke and Eloy.
At 5:11pm on September 28, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Paul - Just saw your need to get out more often :-)) If you have some time, come by my gallery sometime, ok ?

.....Staring into my LCD all Day again... Still Looking for studio mates in Pittsburgh
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Chanda Zea

Object Series 1, 2, 3

Porcelain, slipcast and altered with terra sigillata, rubber.
8” x 8” x 8”, 12” x 8” x 8”, 8” x 8” x 10

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