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 and I got the chance to attend.  The event was hosted by the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, where I’ll soon be starting as the Studio Apprentice.  Saturday evening was a reception in the gallery of the SCC.  The exhibition ‘Humor in Craft‘ was a delightful backdrop, along with the SCC’s Store.  I chatted with SNAG members, instructors of area colleges and even a fellow Kent State alum!

Talks started early Sunday morning, promptly at 9am. There were two sessions going on simultaneously and the day was structured so that participants could see each presentation.  Adam Kenney started things off in the gallery. discussing and presenting pie charts illustrating ‘Diversified Revenue Streams.’ Michelle Pajak-Reynolds  followed, I think she’s the social butterfly of the jewerly industry.  Michelle puts herself out there to really get to know and understand her customers and breaks her process down so we can do the same....

Views: 31

Tags: Pittsburgh, SNAG, art, artist, business, contemporary, craft, craftsmen, entrepreneur, forging, More…handmade, jewelry, metals, metalsmith, studio

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on August 31, 2012 at 10:15am

Great blog post!!  I'm so glad to hear you gained so much from the event. 

Gift Vouchers for Crafthaus Membership

Give the unique gift of a crafthaus membership. Gift vouchers will be e-mailed in your name!

Crafthaus Gift Membership
Name of Gift Voucher Recipient
Email of Voucher Recipient

Latest Activity

Tom McCarthy joined Leisa Rich's group
Thumbnail

Invisible:VisAble Exhibition

Art can be a way to heal. Many artists privately face invisible medical and mental illness challenges that others are unaware of because they look, and act, absolutely normal. Some artists creatively tap into these challenges and give voice to them through a variety of mediums and styles. Invisible:VisAble, curated by artist Leisa Rich, is an art exhibition that features several artists whose art works are informed by their challenges. It is to be held in Atlanta in April, 2015 at Mason Fine…See More
8 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Roger Rimel's photo
11 hours ago
Sarah Loch-Test posted a status
"Two Exhibition deadline extensions for ECU Symposium shows!…"
13 hours ago
Emily Watson and Frederique Coomans are now friends
16 hours ago
Glen S. Gardner posted photos
23 hours ago
Marina Shaltout liked Brigitte Martin's blog post Support the Metalsmithing Community by Supporting SNAG. Thank you!
yesterday
M. Veronica Silva joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Co:Operation GARNISH

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! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
yesterday
Rameen Ahmed liked Leisa Rich's group Invisible:VisAble Exhibition
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service