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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 3:30pm — 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 12:00pm — 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 11:11am — No Comments

Call for entries: LEAP AWARD

Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2013 at 4:05pm — 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 3:00pm — 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 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Call: The LEAP Award

Lydon Emerging Artist Program 2013

The LEAP Award was…


Added by Brigitte Martin on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — 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 1:21pm — 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 4:36pm — No Comments

Still talkin Pittsburgh

As promised yesterday, here's my second installment about my recent trip to Pittsburgh.

I spent my third day with ceramicist Yoko Sekino Bové, and we were joined for the second half of it by her partner Jim Bové, lecturer in jewelry/metals at California University of…


Added by Melissa Cameron on April 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Following up from my last post that sizzled my then-upcoming trip to Pittsburgh, I'm back with a 'what went down' blog. During my travels I overheard a local mention that Pittsburgh was on its way to becoming 'the new Portland', which proved to be a far-too-tempting title for me to resist.

OK, titles aside, here's what happened:

I started March by flying to Pittsburgh. I was in town to teach my first ever workshop at the Society for Contemporary Craft, as well as lecture, teach…


Added by Melissa Cameron on April 11, 2013 at 6:58pm — 11 Comments

The Judy Cheteyan Scholarship Fund

Internships Contemporary Craft


Added by Brigitte Martin on March 7, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh, Look Out!

I'm coming!!!

That’s right, I’m leaving Seattle tomorrow for Pittsburgh where I’m spending over a week getting amongst it. What is it? Well, check out my itinerary:

  • I’ll be teaching a workshop this Saturday and Sunday at Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) in partnership with Construction Junction and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, where I’ll guide students in the adaptive reuse of re-purposed objects for the…

Added by Melissa Cameron on February 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Another reason to move to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania: TechShop headed to open in Bakery Square!

Another reason to move to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania: TechShop headed to open in Bakery Square!

TechShop is a playground for creativity. Part fabrication and prototyping studio,…


Added by Brigitte Martin on February 15, 2013 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

You're invited!

To my first solo exhibition in the United States!

The Bridge 12 exhibition opens this week at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC)…


Added by Melissa Cameron on November 6, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Autumn Again

I have no idea where the weeks go. It is now two weeks since I last posted a blog entry and the end of September is upon us; the wind and rains, the chilling air, herald autumn without even the good grace of the last few warm days that September usually brings, Keats' "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness".


Spent last weekend in Brighton, recovering from the 'flu which always accompanies the start of term... all those viri travelling distances with students from far away,…


Added by The Justified Sinner on September 30, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

SNAG Forging Entrepreneurs

Last weekend I went to Pittsburgh and got to attend SNAG's Forging Entrepreneurs Symposium.  I met some awesome metalsmiths and got a lot of good information.  For my summary, check out my personal blog. Here's a preview:

This past weekend was the first SNAG Forging Entrepreneurs Symposium…


Added by Sarah Loch-Test on August 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Named as one of the 5 "Best Art Curators in Pittsburgh" by CBS

I was named one of the 5 "Best Art Curators in Pittsburgh" by CBS. And a very nice mention of my Humor book and the …


Added by Brigitte Martin on August 28, 2012 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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