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Raised in Pittsburgh, ceramics artist Sharif Bey is currently an assist professor in the the Art Ed department at Syracuse University. He'll be visiting his home town and will teach a 2-day workshop at Society of Contemporary Craft later this month. I asked him a few questions about growing up here and his work, thanks to Brigitte Martin for the introductory question. …Continue
Added by Sarah Loch-Test on January 12, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments
I've been spending a lot of time in the studio lately, it's cold and snowy so the warmth of the enameling kiln is very cozy. On my walk to the studio I pass some visually interesting metal grates and sewer covers, not to mention all the bridges!
These things are evidence of urban decay. I then combine these images with bits of nature and other elements of…Continue
Added by Sarah Loch-Test on January 7, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Here's a link to my Latest Blog Entry, about the Drop In Studio activity at Contemporary Craft. It's a very inviting, fun activity designed by Melissa Cameron, whose work is featured in the Bridge 12 exhibition.…Continue
Added by Sarah Loch-Test on December 2, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sarah Loch-Test on August 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments