All Blog Posts Tagged 'Pittsburgh' (37)

Workshop: Moscow Mule Copper Cups at Society for Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh PA

Moscow Mule Copper Cups with Sharon Massey

Make your own Moscow Mule cocktail cup out of copper! Using sheet metal and a variety of hammers and forming tools,…

Added by Brigitte Martin on February 24, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Techshop just added the A to STEM

We asked for this for years. Looks like it's here now. Will the rest of the STEM programs rally behind this? Let's hope so. - Crafthaus…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 10, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Crafthaus Member Laura Jaklitsch receives SCC's 2016 LEAP Award

Congratulations to jewelry artist Laura Jaklitsch of Somerville, MA for being selected as…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 8, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Planning ahead: April 2016 Hammerworkshop with Glen Gardner in Pittsburgh

Archaeological evidence reveals that hammer like tools have been in use for well over 2 million years! With a reverence for the past and eyes towards the future, come and experience what it really means to be a metalsmith as we explore the techniques of forging, forming and…

Added by Brigitte Martin on January 7, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: LEAP Award 2016

Amanda Packer. Recollect (collection of pendants). Copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread. $200 each. 2" x 5" x 1.5" average. LEAP Winner 2014.

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in…


Added by Brigitte Martin on September 8, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Don't miss this: The Smith Shop is coming to Pittsburgh Labor Day Weekend

Gabriel Craig and Amy Weiks are coming to the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh during the first weekend of September. They'll give an…


Added by Brigitte Martin on August 21, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art @ SCC Pittsburgh

Next month, we at the SCC in Pittsburgh, will launch a major new initiative at SCC linking arts, mental health, and wellness. This project,…

Added by Brigitte Martin on August 19, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Exciting New Workshops at SCC in Pittsburgh

Lynn Batchelder: Steel Jewelry Fabrication
This course will cover the basics of working and soldering with mild steel wire and sheet metal on a jewelry scale. We…

Added by Brigitte Martin on July 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Andrew Simonet: Let's Change It Up!

"I'm Andrew Simonet, a choreographer from Philadelphia. For the past ten years, I've been looking at how artists thrive (and suffer) in America. I started Aritsts U, a grassroots, artist-run, free program for building sustainable artist lives. I wrote Making Your Life as an Artist, which you can download…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 5, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

SCC announces LEAP Award Winner - Amanda Packer

Recollect (collection of pendants). Copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread. $200 each. 2” x 5” x 1.5” average.

Contemporary Craft is excited to announce our 2014 LEAP winner and finalists! The…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2014 LEAP Award Winner and Finalists Announced

Amanda Packer, Recollect (selection of seven pendants), 2013 Copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread Approx. 2” x 5” x 1.5” each Photo: Amanda Packer

Contemporary Craft Store to Highlight Emerging Craft Artists Throughout…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 7, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Robert Mickelsen: Glass Victrola

"I am primarily interested in the personal expression of ideas and feelings and how the resulting sculptures fit into the environment of our lives. I believe strongly in the uniqueness of my own vision and strive to express it in the purest and most honest way possible. This…


Added by Brigitte Martin on July 15, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

Call for entries: LEAP AWARD

Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

My last day in Pittsburgh

Well, my final day in Pittsburgh last month was the day of the Out of Hand show at SCC. I got to have some rest time in the morning after the previous day’s efforts. Friday had been my final day of teaching the high school seniors, and had also included making a presentation to more Uni students, this time to…


Added by Melissa Cameron on April 30, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Time for a new subject... Oh wait, no, more Pittsburgh!

So while I was in Pittsburgh I spent part of Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday teaching a group of seniors at a local high-school the basics of working with recycled materials, so that each could make a small wearable pendant. I don’t have images of those guys, but I hope to have images of their works to share with you at some stage.

What I do have however is an image of what I made on Wednesday before class, after an overnight dumping of 5 inches of snow. It’s…


Added by Melissa Cameron on April 29, 2013 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

Call: The LEAP Award

Lydon Emerging Artist Program 2013

The LEAP Award was…


Added by Brigitte Martin on April 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call to Ceramicists: 2013 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize

Announcement from the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh:

In mid-February we announced our call for entries for the 2013…


Added by Brigitte Martin on April 24, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh… Interrupted

Now, before I interrupted myself with the last post, I was reminiscing about my trip to Pittsburgh last month. Where was I?

Ahh, yes. Now as I recall… I never actually put up images of the *actual exhibition*. I know, installation shots of jewellery are always a little anaemic looking, but humour me here, ok? These are images of The Bridge 12 exhibition at …


Added by Melissa Cameron on April 16, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
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