classes t tudio a s

studio at
winter/spring 2013
classes
Melissa Cameron
background
Society for Contemporary Craft
(SCC) was founded in 1971 by
Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael
in the belief that contemporary
artists had new things to say with
traditional materials, and that they
needed wider opportunities to
Kevin Snipes
Samo Samo
exhibit and sell their work. Since
then, SCC has organized more
than 230 exhibitions, created
strong educational and community
outreach programs, established
a satellite gallery and a permanent
collection, and developed
SCC is honored to have talented regional
artists, as well as outstanding visiting artists,
teaching in The Studio. Two not to be missed
ceramists visiting in January are Kevin Snipes,
one of three Bridge 12 exhibition artists, who
will present a workshop and Meet a Maker
program on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (see
pages 16 & 26), and Pittsburgh native Sharif
Bey, who studied at Manchester Craftsmen's
Guild and teaches the following weekend (see
page 17).
a growing retail business.
our m i ss i o n
to engage the public in the
creative experience through
contemporary craft
Visiting Artists
Visiting artist instructors are indicated throughout
the catalog by this symbol H. Their home
city/state/country is listed after their name.
Sharif Bey
Detroit Hair Show-Dora
General program support provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset
District, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Elizabeth R. Raphael Fund of
The Pittsburgh Foundation, and many other foundations, corporations
and individuals like you.
exhibition
& store hours
mon. – sat. 10 am – 5 pm
table of
contents
Try It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Mixed Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-23
Polymer Clay
Wooden Spoon Carving
Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg Writing
Carved Insects, Art with Six Legs
Wire Crochet Bracelet
Rings of Summer
Yuppie Craft Night Out
Enamel Sampler
Henna Tattoos, Mehndi Art
Puppetry: Fun with Tools
Ceramics: Draw on Everything, Porcelain Tiles
STEAM: Art, Science & New Technology
Beading: Twin Herringbone Bracelet
Ceramics: Object & Identity
Glasswork: Stringing Me Along
Ceramics: Surface Decoration Techniques on
Greenware Ceramic Tiles
Glasswork: Fritting Around
Polymer Necklace
Beading: Religious Jewelry, Crosses & Rosaries
Beading: Nefertiti Necklace
Beading: Creative Jewelry Design
Beading: Sparkling Layer Bracelet
STEAM: Low-Tech Electric Art
Beading: Crystal Tapestry Bracelet
Family Workshop: Toy Theater
Family Workshop: Imagination Machines
Ceramics: Introduction to Hand-Building
Glasswork: Dot, Dot, Dot...
Wirework: The Stuff Cuff
Wirework: Free Wire Flower Pendants (offered twice)
Beading: Crystal Beaded Beads
Glasswork: The Shape of Things to Come
Introduction to Mixed Media Encaustic
Advanced Encaustic
Book Arts & Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Paper Cut Night-Lights
Paper Quilting: Valentines
Paper Quilting: Scraps to Art
Five Books in Three Days
House Boxes
Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Memory Containers: Vessels of Love & Loss
Shibori Silk Scarves
Hot!
Silkscreened Loop Scarves
Story Quilt Retreat
Fiber Sculpture
Silkscreen Picnic
Digging Deep: Find Your Visual Vocabulary
Psychological Clothing
True Blue
Dyeing to Stitch
Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-14
Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants On
Re-Imagining the Lentil: Dynamic Hollow PMC Jewelry
PMC Gemstone Ring
Lost & Found: A Creative Expedition
Four Metals Fundamental Projects
Building Jewelry from Found Objects
Carved PMC Totems
From Industry to Art: Liquid Enameling Techniques
Open Metals Studio Sessions
Plique-à-Jour Enamel
Introduction to Mokume Gane Patterning
Small-Scale Forging for the Jeweler’s Workshop
Moving Pieces in PMC
Lost-Wax Cast Rings
The Stone Setter’s Mind-Set
Raku Enameling
Secrets & Surprises: Jewelry to Treasure & Enchant
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Technology Transforming the Arts
The Studio Winter Celebration
OUT OF HAND
Lecture—Fiberart International 2013 Juror
Foredom® Tool Demonstration
Lecture—Intersecting Art, Science, Material & Process
Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
Lathe Fundamentals
Contemporary Woodworking
Turning Platters & Shallow Bowls
Woodturned Eggs
Open Wood Studio Sessions
Incising Techniques for Turners
Mirror Turning: A Wall Shelf with Mirror
Introduction to Woodworking: The Westport Chair
Meet a Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27
Blackness, Otherness & A Multiplicity of Dualities
Childhood Memories of an Adult World
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
An Introduction to Fly-Fishing in Western PA
Steel, Scale & Urban Aesthetic
t r y i t!
Try something new! These mini-workshops offer an initial opportunity to explore
contemporary craft, or for experienced makers, a chance to try a new medium.
Polymer Clay [T013013]
date & time: Wednesday
January 30
6—9 pm
registration deadline: January 23
instructor: Laura Tabakman
Assemble a pendant or pair of earrings, while
getting a taste of the endless possibilities
of polymer clay. You will learn many basic
techniques, such as Skinner Blends, simple
canes, textures and stamping, to use in the
jewelry you create.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee & all materials)
contemporary craft
Wooden Spoon Carving
[T030213]
2
date & time: Saturday
March 2
12—4 pm (bring a snack)
registration deadline: February 22
instructor: Jon Sutter
Have you ever considered the expressive
potential of a wooden spoon? In this
workshop, you will select one of three spoon
designs, transfer the design to wood, and
cut, shape and carve your spoon. In addition
to being a rewarding hobby, spoon carving
builds the visualization skills necessary to
release a form from wood. These same
skills can then be applied to more advanced
projects, such as sculpture or shaping legs
for furniture.
Tuition: $60 (includes $10 lab fee &
all materials)
Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Egg
Writing [T031213]
date & time: Tuesday
March 12
7—9:30 pm
registration deadline: March 5
instructor: Michael Kapeluck
Pysanky is the ancient Ukrainian art of
decorating eggs by using a wax-resist
(batik) technique. Michael Kapeluck of St.
Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
in Carnegie will teach you how to make
multicolored Easter eggs with hot beeswax
and dye.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee & all materials)
Carved Insects, Art with
Six Legs [T042113]
date & time: Sunday
April 21
1—4 pm
registration deadline: April 12
instructor: Cynthia Shaffer
Learn to use balsa foam to carve beetles
inspired by artist Cynthia Shaffer’s brilliant
collection of mounted beetles. Color and wire
detailing will bring the magnificent sculptures
to life. This workshop is open to artists and
biologists of all ages and skill levels.
Tuition: $60 (includes $10 lab fee &
all materials)
Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are
available for full-time high school and
college students, teachers and lowincome individuals. To find out how to
apply, call 412.261.7003, x25.
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Melissa Cameron, cover artist
Cold Handle
Yuppie Craft Night Out
[T060513]
date & time: Wednesday
June 5
6—8 pm
registration deadline: May 29
instructor: Sarah Loch-Test, SCC
Studio Apprentice
Pittsburgh’s young professionals are invited to
SCC for an evening of socializing and crafting.
Find out how to use found and recycled
materials to make wearable or sculptural
pieces inspired by urban living.
Tuition: $30 (includes $5 lab fee & all materials)
Wire Crochet Bracelet
[T042613]
date & time: Friday
April 26
12—3 pm
registration deadline: April 19
instructor: Judith Gentile
Create an eye-catching bracelet of glass
beads and stones, while you learn a basic
crochet stitch and how to string beads onto
wire. A kit containing a crochet hook, wire,
beads and stones will be provided.
Tuition: $60 (includes $10 lab fee &
all materials)
Rings of Summer [T050813]
date & time: Wednesday
May 8
6—9 pm
registration deadline: May 1
instructor: Sharon Massey, SCC Store artist
This workshop introduces you to jewelry
fabrication techniques, including sawing,
soldering, forming and surface embellishment
with hammers. Use these techniques to
express your own personal ideas and create a
sterling silver ring to take home.
Tuition: $60 (includes $10 lab fee &
all materials)
Enamel Sampler [T061213]
date & time: Wednesday
June 12
6—9 pm
registration deadline: June 5
instructor: Lindsay Huff
Explore how fusing glass onto metal adds
color to your metalwork. The enamel samples
created in this workshop can be transformed
into two sets of earrings to match your favorite
summer outfits.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee & all materials)
Henna Tattoos, Mehndi Art
[T061913]
date & time: Wednesday
June 19
6—9 pm
registration deadline: June 12
instructor: Cynthia Shaffer
Learn about the ancient art of henna
tattooing in Indian, African, Middle Eastern
and modern cultures. You will be taught the
techniques necessary to create any style of
design, and guided step by step in applying
henna designs on your own skin. Bring your
sisters, daughters, friends and nieces to
welcome summer!
Tuition: $45 (includes $10 lab fee &
all materials)
book arts
Paper Cut Night-Lights
[PB020213]
date & time: Saturday
February 2
10 am—1 pm (30-minute break)
registration deadline: January 25
instructor: Kathryn Carr, SCC Store artist
Stunning and intriguing displays of light
and shadows can be achieved by layering
paper cuts. Students will discover the art of
paper cutting, while creating fanciful nightlight shades. Different templates and tool
techniques will accommodate all levels from
beginners wishing to learn cutting basics to
advanced paper cutters wanting to
challenge themselves.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $20 (materials for two nightlights provided)
contemporary craft
Paper Quilting: Valentines
[PB020913]
4
date & time: Saturday
February 9
12:30—4 pm
registration deadline: February 1
instructor: Karen Krieger, SCC Store artist
Put your heart into making a valentine for
someone special! Master simple stitching
and embossing techniques that turn colorful
papers into handmade cards. Bring your
favorite papers to class, or choose some from
our decorative supply. Children, age 10 and
older, are welcome.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $5 (extra handmade paper may
be purchased)
Kathryn Carr
Paper Cutting
Paper Quilting: Scraps to Art
[PB040613]
date & time: Saturday
April 6
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: March 29
instructor: Karen Krieger, SCC Store artist
Everyone loves the versatility of paper. Just as
fabric scraps can be turned into works of art,
so can paper castoffs, leftovers and rejects.
Concentrating on design and using simple
embroidery and paper techniques, students
will create amazing compositions from their
collections of paper scraps or with beautiful
new papers.
Tuition: $80
Materials Fee: $10 (extra handmade paper
may be purchased)
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& paper
Pam Sussman
Continuous Edge Book
Five Books in Three Days
[PB061913]
dates & times: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
June 19, 20, 21
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: June 7
H instructor: Pam Sussman, visiting artist
from Munster, IL
Work with this popular book artist and a variety
of papers, boards and bookcloths to complete
five different projects. Over three days you will
construct a writing pad folio, a wood triangle
book, fancy spine stitching and two other
decorative spine binding techniques, as well
as use a bookbinders’ frame to make the
classic, sewing-over-tapes, hardcover book.
Register on-line at www.contemporarycraft.org
for more details on each project.
Tuition: $300
Materials Fee: $40
House Boxes [PB062213]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
June 22, 23
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: June 7
H instructor: Pam Sussman, visiting artist
from Munster, IL
The House Box creates a home for a
handcrafted book or stands alone as a
stunning display piece. This delightful, 3-D
box-making project includes house-like
architectural features. Learn all the basics
of attached-lid-box construction, and how
to cover the various structural components
of a box with paper and/or cloth. Creating
miniature books and bookcases to fill your
House Box will be introduced as a bonus
option for advanced students during the
second afternoon session.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $35
Karen Krieger
Quilted Paper Valentines
fiber
Kate Kretz
Your Fragility
Memory Containers: Vessels of
Love & Loss [F012313]
dates & times: Wednesday & Thursday
January 23, 24
6—9 pm
registration deadline: January 16
instructor: Amanda Gross, SCC Store artist
Using a mix of fibers, found and collected
objects, and personal memorabilia, each
student will create a woven container as a way
of symbolically holding and honoring personal
or cultural stories of love and loss.
Tuition: $80
Materials Fee: $10
contemporary craft
Shibori Silk Scarves [F021713]
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date & time: Sunday
February 17
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: February 8
instructor: Amy DiPlacido, SCC Store artist
Shibori is a Japanese term for methods of
dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding,
twisting and compressing. This class
introduces students to immersion dyeing with
procion dyes on silk. Each student will dye a
silk scarf in the arashi shibori method, which
translates as ‘wind driven rain’.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $25
Hot! [F022313]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
February 23, 24
9 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: February 8
H instructor: Susan Lenz, visiting artist from
Columbia, SC
SCC and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
are co-sponsoring this weekend workshop.
The first day provides an introduction to
heat-activated processes using painted
adhesives, metallic foiling, household and
soldering irons, and experimentation with
various fibers. The second day focuses on
hand-stitching and free motion machine
embroidery as contemporary design tools.
Strategies for mounting and professionally
presenting finished fiber creations will also
be covered. Students wishing to explore free
motion machine sewing should bring their own
sewing machines to class on Sunday.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $30
One-on-One &
Studio Rentals
Private lessons in many media can be
arranged upon request for students of
all ages and skill levels. Student goals
will be discussed with the instructor
prior to the lesson to ensure a
productive experience. Private lessons
are $50 per hour, with a two-hour
minimum. Also, independent studio use
is available during open studios and by
special arrangement.
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Lecture—Fiberart International
2013 Juror
Lecture—Intersecting Art,
Science, Material & Process
date: Friday, March 15
H artist talk: Paulina Ortiz, visiting artist from
Costa Rica
See page 15 for description.
date: Friday, May 17
H artist talk: Jodi Colella, visiting artist from
Somerville, MA
See page 15 for description.
Silkscreened Loop Scarves
[F042813]
Fiber Sculpture [F051813]
date & time: Sunday
April 28
10 am—1 pm
registration deadline: April 19
instructor: Casey Droege, SCC Store artist
No more fumbling with loose ends, knots
or fancy ties. The loop scarf is an infinite
circle that slips over your head for perfect
style. In this class, you will personalize up to
two lightweight jersey cotton scarves with
silkscreened patterns for spring.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $12
Story Quilt Retreat [F050913]
dates & times: Thursday & Friday
May 9, 10
9:30 am—3 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: May 1
instructor: Tina Brewer, SCC Museum/School
Partnership artist
Quilting is a unique art form that can tell a
story, heal and empower. In this one-day
retreat experience, students will work with
nationally known fiber artist Tina Brewer to
explore materials and techniques as they
create quilt samplers. The finished pieces will
incorporate cultural symbols and the makers’
personal stories. This workshop is designed to
refresh and reward teachers, caregivers, social
workers and all those who so generously give
their time and energy to care for others.
Tuition: $80
Materials Fee: $15
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
May 18, 19
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: May 3
H instructor: Jodi Colella, visiting artist from
Somerville, MA
Co-sponsored by SCC and the Fiberarts
Guild of Pittsburgh, this weekend workshop
explores material and process in the creation
of 3-D constructions. You will combine
commonplace materials with age-old,
ingenious, handwork techniques, such as
knitting, weaving, felting and crochet, to
fabricate surfaces and structures. Then,
through class demonstrations and individual
exercises, discover the creative potential of
these low-tech, accessible methods and
materials, as well as some of the elements
involved in making three-dimensional works.
The innovative use of materials ranging from
wire to wool from both manufactured and
natural environments will also be covered, and
examples from other artists provided.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $25
Jodi Colella
Corpuscle
f i b e r co n t ' d
Silkscreen Picnic [F060213]
date & time: Sunday
June 2
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: May 24
instructor: Amy DiPlacido, SCC Store artist
This class is a great way to learn the
fundamentals of silkscreening, and walk away
with artwork to brighten your summer picnics.
You will print onto cotton to create a unique
tablecloth and napkins set.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $30
contemporary craft
Digging Deep: Find Your
Visual Vocabulary [F062113]
8
date & time: Friday
June 21
9 am—4:30 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: June 5
H instructor: Kate Kretz, Fiberart International
2013 exhibition & visiting artist from Silver
Spring, MD
This one-day intensive serves artists who
work in all media, at virtually any stage in their
development. In addition to mining for subject
matter and discovering one’s own unique
forms of presentation, the exercises explored
can be repeated after the workshop to refresh
an artistic practice or recover from ‘artist’s
block’.
Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: None
Kate Kretz
Fertilization Purse
Psychological Clothing
[F062213]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
June 22, 23
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: June 5
H instructor: Kate Kretz, Fiberart International
2013 exhibition & visiting artist from Silver
Spring, MD
Transform a found article of clothing into a
provocative, wearable work of art. Discharge,
painting, appliqué, hand embroidery and
embellishment will be used to create
engaging clothing that ‘speaks’. For her widely
acclaimed, fiber-based series, Psychological
Clothing, Kretz did extensive research on
clothing as art; knowledge she shares in this
workshop co-presented by the Fiberarts Guild
of Pittsburgh.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $40
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Elin Noble
Dyeing to Stitch
True Blue [F071213]
Dyeing to Stitch [F071313]
date & time: Friday
July 12
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: July 1
H instructor: Elin Noble, Fiberart International
2013 exhibition & visiting artist from New
Bedford, MA
Co-sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of
Pittsburgh, this workshop presents historical,
ethnic and contemporary fiber work for
inspiration and insight into a wealth of subtle,
monochromatic visual details. You will make
your own vat of freeze-dried indigo—a color
that evokes many emotions and holds the
key for developing a personal language—and
explore the dye’s beauty as it enters cloth.
Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $10
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
July 13, 14
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: July 1
H instructor: Elin Noble, Fiberart International
2013 exhibition & visiting artist from New
Bedford, MA
Co-presented by the Fiberarts Guild of
Pittsburgh, this class is a how-to, hands-on,
dyeing primer that results in a full basket of
colored thread and yarn. You will learn to
dye various weights of pearl cotton, rayon
thread, ribbon floss, silk and yarns that are
appropriate for machine sewing, hand quilting,
embroidery and knitting.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $30
Contributions
These classes, along with SCC’s free
exhibitions and outreach programs,
would not be possible without the
generous support of our donors. If
you value these programs, please
consider making a charitable gift today.
Call 412.261.7003, x12 to make your
tax-deductible contribution, or you can
always make a safe, secure donation
on-line at www.contemporarycraft.org.
Susan Lenz
Hot Springs Relic I
metal
Belt Buckles: Keep Your Pants
On [M012713a]
date & time: Sunday
January 27
9 am—4:45 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: January 18
instructor: Sharon Massey, SCC Store artist
Learn to use a combination of soldering
and riveting techniques, textures and patinas
to fabricate a belt buckle of your own design
in copper, brass or nickel. All skill levels
are welcome.
Tuition: $80 (includes a $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $30
contemporary craft
Re-Imagining the Lentil:
Dynamic Hollow PMC Jewelry
[M012713b]
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date & time: Sunday
January 27
9 am—4:45 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: January 18
instructor: Donna Penoyer
You don’t have to know how to make the
simplest of hollow jewelry forms, the lentil
bead, for this workshop to engage your
creativity. We will move beyond traditional
domed forms into dynamic variations. The
instructor will demonstrate basic silver metal
clay techniques, lentil construction, and ways
to cut, rearrange and re-imagine the parts to
explore endless varieties of unique designs.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $60
Robert Ebendorf
Wake Up Call Brooch
PMC Gemstone Ring [M021013]
date & time: Sunday
February 10
9 am—4:45 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: February 1
instructor: Donna Penoyer
Even an absolute beginner can make a pure
silver ring in one day. Learn how to plan for
metal clay shrinkage in order to have the
correct ring size after firing. Other skills will
include making a successful seam, creating
both straight and tapered ring shanks, and
properly setting a kiln-safe, faceted stone
before firing—in this class, a cubic zirconia or
lab-created gemstone. A limited assortment
of sizes, shapes and colors will be available
to students.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $60
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats &
Vests [MaM022213]
date: Friday, February 22
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, SCC Store
& visiting artist from Greenville, NC; exhibition
curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
See page 27 for description.
Try It: Polymer Clay [T013013]
date: Wednesday, January 30
instructor: Laura Tabakman
See page 2 for description.
Donna Penoyer
Carved PMC Totems
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Lost & Found: A Creative
Expedition [M022313]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
February 23, 24
Melissa Cameron
9 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
Plated Powder Case Triptych
registration deadline: February 8
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, SCC Store
Building Jewelry
& visiting artist from Greenville, NC; exhibition
from Found Objects [M030213]
curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
Begin this workshop at Construction Junction
March 2, 3
and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse,
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
where you will select recycled materials with
registration deadline: February 22
Robert Ebendorf, a nationally renowned
H instructor: Melissa Cameron, Bridge 12
jeweler, metalsmith and educator known for
exhibition & visiting artist from Seattle, WA
his unique and unconventional jewelry created
A metalsmith and interior architect, Melissa
with unusual found objects. Guided by
Cameron uses recycled objects to make oneEbendorf’s selection process, demonstrations,
off works that explore spatial forms through
lectures and hands-on projects, you will
geometric patterns. In this two-day workshop,
discover a wide range of low-tech methods
offered in partnership with Construction
of assembly, design and color use to fashion
Junction and Pittsburgh Center for Creative
your 'lost materials' into objects of personal
Reuse, she will guide students in the adaptive
importance, expression and adornment.
reuse of repurposed objects for the creation
Tuition: $200
of wearable jewelry. Students will learn the
Materials Fee: $15
skills of drilling and saw piercing to re-create
the shapes and designs of their chosen
Four Metals Fundamental
found objects in their own uniquely fabricated,
Projects [M022713]
wearable artwork.
dates & times: 4 Wednesdays
Tuition: $200
February 27 & March 6, 13, 20
Materials Fee: $35
6—9 pm
registration deadline: February 20 (for all
four sessions)
instructor: Sarah Loch-Test, SCC
Studio Apprentice
Take these workshops as a four-week
course, or register separately to refresh
your metalsmithing skills or learn something
new. Each session allows you to complete a
different project and master a new skill. When
taken together, the four classes will equip you
with expertise to work independently on your
own projects during the Open Metals Studio
Sessions in April. The workshops include
(1) Make a Scene: Riveted Metal Pendant,
(2) Funky Fibula: A Modern Approach to
the Original Safety Pin, (3) Hollow Ring and
(4) Different Settings: Forget the Bezel. For
detailed descriptions, consult the SCC
on-line catalog at www.contemporarycraft.org.
Tuition: $135 for the four-week series, or $45
if you enroll in individual workshops
Materials Fee: $15 per class
Visiting Artist Reception with
Melissa Cameron
Saturday, March 2, 5—6 pm
Carved PMC Totems [M031113]
date & time: Monday
March 11
10 am—2 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 1
instructor: Donna Penoyer
PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a metal that is
worked like a water-based clay, but fires to
pure silver with a kiln or torch. Students will
learn step by step how to whittle and smooth
a dried nugget of PMC into a simple animal
form. Once these fine silver charms are fired
and polished in class, they may be worn on a
necklace or bracelet, as earrings, or carried for
good luck.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $60
m e t a l co n t ' d
Steel, Scale & Urban Aesthetic
[MaM032213]
date: Friday, March 22
H instructor: Kat Cole, SCC Store & visiting
artist from Kalamazoo, MI
See page 27 for description.
From Industry to Art: Liquid
Enameling Techniques
[M032313]
contemporary craft
date & time: Saturday
March 23
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 8
H instructor: Kat Cole, SCC Store & visiting
artist from Kalamazoo, MI
In this workshop offered in partnership with
The Enamelist Society, students will dip, brush,
pour, scribe, sift and draw enamel onto copper
or steel surfaces. Non-traditional enameling
treatments will be explored with an emphasis
on liquid enamel, once used only
for industrial purposes, but now offering
exciting possibilities for contemporary artists.
Students will complete a set of enameled
panels, and enjoy step-by-step
demonstrations and opportunities to
experiment with various techniques.
Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $25
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Kat Cole
Summit Catalog of Belongings
Open Metals Studio Sessions
[M040313]
dates & times: 4 Wednesdays
April 3, 10, 17, 24
6—9 pm
registration deadline: March 22 (for all
four sessions)
studio monitor: Sarah Loch-Test, SCC
Studio Apprentice
Use SCC’s metals studio to work on your own
metal or jewelry projects. A variety of tools and
equipment, such as jeweler’s saws, hammers,
bench pins, flex shafts, acetylene torches,
a rolling mill, enameling kiln and Pepe Metal
Shear, will be available to students during the
four weekly bench sessions.
Tuition: $90 (includes $30 lab fee), or pay as
you go $35 a session
Materials: Students must supply their own
materials—metal, wire, stones, etc.
Plique-à-Jour Enamel
[M040613]
date & time: Saturday
April 6
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 29
instructor: Sarah Loch-Test, SCC
Studio Apprentice
Plique-à-jour, described as stained glass in
miniature, is an enameling technique used
widely in art nouveau jewelry. Students will
learn a basic method of piercing sheet metal
and layering in powdered enamels to create
a pair of earrings. The pieces will be fired
several times in a kiln, producing jewelry where
light passes through the colored, transparent
enamel. Saw piercing, dapping, wet pack
enameling and how to form ear wires will
also be taught. No previous metalsmithing or
enameling experience is required.
Tuition: $80
Materials Fee: $40
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Wayne Werner
Mokume Gane Cuff
Introduction to Mokume Gane
Patterning [M041113]
Foredom® Tool Demonstration
by Wayne Werner
date & time: Thursday
April 11
5:30—9:30 pm
registration deadline: April 1
H instructor: Wayne Werner, visiting artist
from Havre de Grace, MD
Experience the beauty of working with
Mokume Gane, a Japanese metalsmithing
technique that translates as 'eye of the wood'.
This process manipulates multi-layered
billets of different color metals by punching
and grinding to produce amazing patterns
and textures that resemble wood, smoke
and sedimentary layers. You will receive
a laminated stack of copper and brass to
manipulate by punching and filing to expose
a pattern. The patterned pieces will then be
used to create a simple money clip or pair
of earrings.
Tuition: $60
Materials Fee: $20
date: Saturday, April 13
See page 15 for description.
Small-Scale Forging for the
Jeweler’s Workshop [M041313]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
April 13, 14
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: April 1
H instructor: Wayne Werner, visiting artist
from Havre de Grace, MD
Learn to think like a blacksmith on a small
scale. This class focuses on forging
applications for the jeweler’s workshop.
Students will experiment with the ductility,
plasticity and crystalline nature of silver and
gold alloys to create beautiful forms or easily
size rings. The instructor will demonstrate how
metals are stretched, bent and patterned by
hammers, punches and templates. Layout
techniques, templates, model making and
surface embellishments will be explored in a
series of short exercises with emphasis on
how they can be applied to future work.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $25
Moving Pieces in PMC
[M041413]
date & time: Sunday
April 14
9 am—4:45 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: April 5
instructor: Donna Penoyer
Learn to use simple components to create
complex pieces, from tiny silver dolls to tinkling
earrings to gorgeous groupings, in pure silver
metal clay. Various ways to join components—
from interesting metal clay connectors to
fired-in-place wires—will be covered as a
jumping-off place for pieces that swing, turn,
open and close.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $60
Lost-Wax Cast Rings [M042713]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
April 27, 28
9 am—4:45 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: April 19
instructor: Jim Bové, SCC Store artist
Using the lost-wax casting process, students
will create intricate designs in wax and then
cast them into finished metal jewelry. The
class focuses on creating rings, ring sizing and
designs, and the lost-wax casting process.
Cuttlebone casting, a simple process done
with limited equipment, will be demonstrated.
Tuition: $160 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $40
Try It: Rings of Summer
[T050813]
date: Wednesday, May 8
instructor: Sharon Massey, SCC Store artist
See page 3 for description.
m e t a l co n t ' d
The Stone Setter’s Mind-Set
[M051113]
date & time: Saturday
May 11
10 am—4:30 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: May 3
H instructor: Todd Pownell, visiting artist from
Cleveland, OH
This workshop begins with demonstrations that
explore the anatomy of a gemstone, qualities
such as hardness and refractive indexes,
metallurgic differences and choices, and the
use of tools. Many types of stone setting will
be covered, including prong, channel, bead,
pavé and invisible. During the afternoon’s open
studio, the instructor will consult with students
on their individual stone-setting projects.
Tuition: $100 (includes $10 lab fee &
all materials)
Materials: Students should bring their
projects—metal, wire, stones, etc.
Try It: Enamel Sampler
[T061213]
date: Wednesday, June 12
instructor: Lindsay Huff
See page 3 for description.
contemporary craft
Raku Enameling [M062213]
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July 12—14 Rio Grande PMC
Certification Workshop at SCC with
Chris Darway; www.riogrande.com
for information and registration.
Secrets & Surprises: Jewelry to
Treasure & Enchant [M071913]
dates & times: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 19, 20, 21
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: July 12
H instructor: Dauvit Alexander, SCC Store &
visiting artist from Glasgow, Scotland
Dauvit Alexander works extensively with
manufactured and found boxes to produce
jewelry that is both playful and meaningful.
In this workshop, intermediate-level jewelry
makers will use press forming, scoring, folding
and other techniques to fashion lockets,
box rings and small boxes. The instructor’s
student-centered teaching style will foster skills
that allow each maker to create closed box
forms, which conceal treasures and hidden
surprises. The design and fabrication of
hinges, catches and clasps for boxes, as well
as ways of using boxes to make fascinating,
mysterious and humorous jewelry, will also
be covered.
Tuition: $300 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $45
date & time: Saturday
June 22
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: June 14
instructor: Lindsay Huff
Where there’s smoke, there’s raku. Discover
how to adapt this dynamic and unpredictable
ceramics technique to enamel. In this class,
you will learn basic sifting techniques that use
opaque and transparent enamels, and then
transform your project with the help of leaves,
sawdust and other combustible materials.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $30
Dauvit Alexander
Cold Genius (open)
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Todd Pownell
Collection
Design by Scheme Studio
special
events
Technology Transforming
the Arts
Lecture—Fiberart International
2013 Juror
date & time: Thursday, January 10,
4:30—5:30 pm
date & time: Friday, March 15, 7—9 pm
SCC and the Center for Creativity, a
collaboration between the Allegheny
Intermediate Unit and Intermediate Unit 1
(serving Greene, Fayette and Washington
counties), co-present this art tech talk by
Deren Guler, founder of the Invent-abling
Project. This program is free to the public.
Mark your calendar now for this informative talk
by Paulina Ortiz, an artist based in Costa Rica,
who served as one of three jurors for Fiberart
International 2013. Organized by the Fiberarts
Guild of Pittsburgh, this triennial exhibition
features the work of more than 70 international
fiber artists, and is presented at SCC and the
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. There is a $5
suggested donation at the door.
The Studio Winter Celebration
date & time: Saturday, January 19, 2—4 pm
Foredom® Tool Demonstration
Join SCC for an Open House to preview
another semester of intriguing classes. All are
welcome!
date & time: Saturday, April 13, 4:30—6 pm
OUT OF HAND
date & time: Saturday, March 9,
7:30—10:30 pm
SCC’s annual fundraiser celebrates all things
handmade with hands-on artmaking, a
spectacular silent auction filled with artistmade objects as well as art-related packages
handpicked for this event, delicious specialty
fare provided courtesy of local restaurants,
amazing artist demonstrations and live music.
Write to development@contemporarycraft.org
or call 412.261.7003, x12 to purchase tickets.
Wayne Werner will discuss and demonstrate
Foredom® tools for a variety of applications
with his motto, "Work Smarter, Not Harder," in
mind. He will explain proper setup, use and
techniques to maximize your studio time. This
event is free to the public.
Lecture—Intersecting Art,
Science, Material & Process
date & time: Friday, May 17, 7—8 pm
Jodi Colella will give a gallery talk about her
fiber sculptures and artistic process. SCC
and the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh are
co-sponsoring this program. There is a $5
suggested donation at the door.
mixed me
Puppetry: Fun with Tools
[MM012013]
date & time: Sunday
January 20
1—4:30 pm
registration deadline: January 11
instructor: Tom Sarver, founder of The
Tom Museum
Join puppeteer and sculptor Tom Sarver
for a class that explores the basics of using
woodworking tools. Gain confidence in
operating a power drill and jigsaw. Learn
techniques for joining and fastening a variety of
materials. This class also covers shop safety.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None
contemporary craft
Ceramics: Draw on Everything,
Porcelain Tiles [MM012113a]
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date & time: Monday
January 21
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: January 11
H instructor: Kevin Snipes, Bridge 12
exhibition & visiting artist from Chicago, IL
Kevin Snipes combines his love of making
unconventional pottery with an obsessive
need to draw on everything he produces.
His narrative-based vessels are covered
with imagery having social relevance, and he
uses mishima, sgraffito and slip decoration
techniques to fashion intricate, layered
surfaces. Students in this workshop will
create two to three porcelain tiles, as they
experiment with the ideas and techniques the
artist introduces.
Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $20
Blackness, Otherness & A
Multiplicity of Dualities
[MaM012113]
date: Monday, January 21
H instructor: Kevin Snipes, Bridge 12
exhibition & visiting artist from Chicago, IL
See page 26 for description.
STEAM: Art, Science & New
Technology [MM012113b]
date & time: Monday
January 21
12:30—4 pm
registration deadline: January 11
instructor: Deren Guler
This workshop is for teachers and artists
of all ages, who wish to explore the many
possibilities that new science technologies
bring to traditional craft. Students will learn
to combine smart materials and embedded
electronics in artworks.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $20
Beading: Twin Herringbone
Bracelet [MM012213]
date & time: Tuesday
January 22
6—9 pm
registration deadline: January 14
instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist
Discover how easy and fun it is to stitch
together two-hole beads to achieve the
classic look of herringbone weave, and make
a wonderful bracelet to take home.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $25
edia
Kevin Snipes
Samo Samo
Memory Containers: Vessels of
Love & Loss [F012313]
dates: Wednesday & Thursday,
January 23—24
instructor: Amanda Gross, SCC Store artist
See page 6 for description.
Ceramics: Object & Identity
[MM012613a]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
January 26, 27
9 am—4:30 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: January 16
H instructor: Sharif Bey, visiting artist from
Syracuse, NY
Students in this two-day class will work with
clay and mixed media to create sculptural
objects that challenge and expand notions
of object, ritual, function and adornment.
Pinch, coil and simple molds will be used to
construct objects of cultural, historical,
political and personal meaning. Students will
further develop unique surfaces by combining
and layering traditional and commercial
finishes, including glazes, oxides, slips and
terra sigillata, with non-ceramic materials,
such as nail and shoe polishes, paste wax,
permanent markers, acrylic and spray paints,
and polyurethane.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $15
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Glasswork: Stringing Me Along
[MM012613b]
date & time: Saturday
January 26
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: January 18
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing,
SCC Store artist
Discover the ancient art of flameworking while
making beads from hot glass. Students will
use the portable and inexpensive Hot Head
torch to decorate beads with stringers, which
are thin strands of glass that when melted,
create color and pattern in glass beads.
Whether they are used abstractly or precisely,
stringer designs complement a variety of
techniques, including raking, feathering,
furrowing and webbing. New and returning
students are welcome, and can expect to
make four to ten glass beads.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $40
Try It: Polymer Clay [T013013]
date: Wednesday, January 30
instructor: Laura Tabakman
See page 2 for description.
Ceramics: Surface Decoration
Techniques on Greenware
Ceramic Tiles [MM020213]
date & time: Saturday
February 2
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: January 18
instructor: Yoko Sekino-Bové, SCC Store artist
A combination of decorative techniques, such
as sgraffito, carving, stamping and underglaze
painting, embellish many ceramic pieces.
Students will learn some of these techniques,
including sgraffito, slip painting in the mishima
style and other surface treatments on moist
tiles. A variety of stamps will be created to
take home with the ceramic tiles. Beginners to
advanced students will enjoy this workshop.
Tuition: $80
Materials Fee: $20
mixed media cont'd
Meet a Maker: Childhood
Memories of an Adult
World [MaM020213]
date: Saturday, February 2
instructor: Yoko Sekino-Bové, SCC Store artist
See page 26 for description.
Glasswork: Fritting Around
[MM020913a]
date & time: Saturday
February 9
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: February 1
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing,
SCC Store artist
Explore the mysterious art of flameworking
while creating beads from hot glass. Students
will use the portable and inexpensive Hot
Head torch to decorate beads with glass frit
and enamels, which is a quick and fun way to
add color, design and depth to glass beads.
New and returning students are welcome, and
can expect to make four to ten glass beads.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $40
contemporary craft
Polymer Necklace
[MM020913b]
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date & time: Saturday
February 9
10 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: February 1
instructor: Laura Tabakman
Learn about composition, color and pattern
while creating a necklace out of polymer
clay, a manmade material that when
manipulated, exhibits different textures,
forms and finishes. The use of wire as both
a structural and decorative element will be
taught. Students will make several pieces
with polymer, and then assemble them with
wire and jewelry components to fashion an
expressive necklace.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $15
Laura Tabakman
Polymer Necklace
Beading: Religious Jewelry,
Crosses & Rosaries [MM021013]
date & time: Sunday
February 10
1—4 pm
registration deadline: February 1
instructor: Gerry Florida, SCC Store, Artist +
Kids & Museum/School Partnership artist
This class explores the historical context,
formula and design considerations for
creating modern religious symbols, crosses
and rosaries with contemporary and vintage
materials. Students will discuss ideas,
alternative materials and design techniques,
before choosing a method of self-expression
for their personalized spiritual interpretations.
Cold connection techniques, including wire
and wrapping, will be taught and used to
fashion religious symbols. Students will finish
their pieces by making a rosary, or a beaded
and embellished chain.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will supply
shopping list tailored to student’s interest.
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Beading: Nefertiti Necklace
[MM021213]
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats &
Vests [MaM022213]
date & time: Tuesday
February 12
10 am—1 pm
registration deadline: February 5
instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist
Learn the Chevron chain stitch to create this
collar fit for a queen. Students can choose
from a variety of Czech pressed glass beads,
gemstones, crystals and seed beads to craft
their unique color combinations.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $35
date: Friday, February 22
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, SCC Store
& visiting artist from Greenville, NC; exhibition
curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
See page 27 for description.
Beading: Creative Jewelry
Design [MM021713]
date & time: Sunday
February 17
10 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: February 8
instructor: Gerry Florida, SCC Store, Artist +
Kids & Museum/School Partnership artist
This workshop will teach students how to
string beads with wire and head pins to make
a necklace. The chain will be treated as a
vital design element that leads into the central
pendant. The jewelry making techniques
mastered will encourage creativity, and result
in well-crafted and visually cohesive pieces.
Tuition: $45 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will supply
shopping list tailored to student’s interest.
Beading: Sparkling Layer
Bracelet [MM021913]
Lost & Found: A Creative
Expedition [M022313]
dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 23—24
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, SCC Store
& visiting artist from Greenville, NC; exhibition
curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
See page 11 for description.
STEAM: Low-Tech Electric Art
[MM022413]
date & time: Sunday
February 24
9 am—4:30 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: February 15
instructor: Deren Guler
Learn to incorporate smart materials and
embedded electronics in work that unites
engineering with art. Temperature-sensitive
fabrics, tilt sensors, solar cells, conductive
inks and LED lights are just a sampling of
the materials now available to artists. This
workshop is for students of all ages, who are
interested in exploring the exciting possibilities
that new science technologies bring to
traditional craft.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $40
date & time: Tuesday
February 19
6—9 pm
registration deadline: February 12
instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist
Learn the basic Right Angle Weave stitch, and
then embellish it with layers of crystals and
seed beads to create this stunning bracelet.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $30
Olga Mihaylova
Beaded Bracelet
mixed media cont'd
Family Workshop: Imagination
Machines [MM032513]
Tom Sarver
Beading: Crystal Tapestry
Bracelet [MM031913]
date & time: Tuesday
March 19
6—9 pm
registration deadline: March 12
instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist
Try a variation of the Right Angle Weave
stitch to fashion a sparkling bead and
crystal bracelet.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $30
contemporary craft
Family Workshop: Toy Theater
[MM032413]
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date & time: Sunday
March 24
1—4 pm
registration deadline: March 15
instructor: Tom Sarver, founder of The
Tom Museum
Turn a box or recycled container into a magical
toy puppet theater. Tom Sarver blends
popular pastimes, such as cooking, fishing
and gardening, with the arts of puppetry,
painting and sculpture to engage audiences
in surprising ways. He will show families how
to bring their collections of found objects,
photographs and collage materials to life as
enchanted puppets.
Tuition: $20 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will suggest
materials to bring to class.
date & time: Monday
March 25
10 am—1 pm (bring snacks)
registration deadline: March 15
instructor: Gerry Florida, SCC Store, Artist +
Kids & Museum/School Partnership artist
Empowered by their own imaginations,
children and their parents or caregivers
will assemble models of machines that will
improve the world. Working from a selection of
wonderful recycled materials encourages an
understanding of ecology, creativity, intentional
design, innovation and problem solving, and is
fun for all ages.
Tuition: $20 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will supply
shopping list tailored to student’s interest.
Ceramics: Introduction to HandBuilding [MM040713]
dates & times: 2 Sundays
April 7, 14
12:30—4:30 pm
registration deadline: March 29
instructor: Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist
Learn the three traditional hand-building
ceramics techniques, as you gain an
appreciation for the earthy qualities of clay.
Use pinch, coil and slab techniques to build
sculptural vessels on the first Sunday. Return
a week later, after the objects have been kiln
fired, to try glazing techniques that add color
to your artwork. This class is for all skill levels.
Glazed work will be ready for pickup at the
end of April.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $20
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Wirework: Free Wire Flower
Pendants [MM041913]
Gerry Florida
Brooch
Glasswork: Dot, Dot, Dot...
[MM041313]
date & time: Saturday
April 13
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: April 5
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing,
SCC Store artist
Learn the traditional art of flameworking while
creating contemporary beads from hot glass.
Students will use the portable and inexpensive
Hot Head torch to make beads with dots. A
fundamental design technique, dots can be
layered, masked, drawn, twisted and pulled.
New and returning students are welcome, and
can expect to create four to ten glass beads.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $40
date & time: Friday
April 19
10 am—1 pm (bring snacks)
registration deadline: April 12
instructor: Gerry Florida, SCC Store, Artist +
Kids & Museum/School Partnership artist
Create a pendant that has beaded elements
spiraling out from a central flower. The
instructor will show you how to extend your
design outward from a beginning element to
assemble this piece of jewelry that embodies
spring. You will learn wireworking and hammer
texturing techniques that allow your materials
to mimic the movement and appearance of a
flowering plant.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will supply
shopping list tailored to student’s interest.
Wirework: The Stuff Cuff
[MM041413]
date & time: Sunday
April 14
1—4 pm
registration deadline: April 5
instructor: Gerry Florida, SCC Store, Artist +
Kids & Museum/School Partnership artist
Start with a wire cuff that you will embellish
with various elements. The use of beads,
wire, buttons, charms and other objects to
create color and pattern will give your piece
a sense of play and movement. You will learn
the wire techniques of wrapping and coiling,
and combine these with hammering and
basic metalworking.
Tuition: $45 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will supply
shopping list tailored to student’s interest.
Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing
Seaform Earrings
Photo by Larry Berman
mixed media cont'd
Olga Mihaylova
Crystal Tapestry Bracelet
Try It: Carved Insects, Art with
Six Legs [T042113]
Glasswork: The Shape of Things
to Come [MM050413]
date: Sunday, April 21
instructor: Cynthia Shaffer
See page 2 for description.
date & time: Saturday
May 4
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: April 26
instructor: Darlene Durrwachter-Rushing,
SCC Store artist
Explore the captivating art of flameworking
while creating beads from hot glass. This
workshop focuses on using the portable
and inexpensive Hot Head torch to make
simple, yet eye-catching, shapes with beads.
Students will move beyond the basic round
bead to craft tubular, square, torpedo, disc
and multi-shaped beads. They will also
experiment with the changes in shape and
texture that result when different tools are
used to 'indent' the glass. New and returning
students are welcome, and can expect to
make four to ten glass beads.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $40
Beading: Crystal Beaded Beads
[MM042313]
date & time: Tuesday
April 23
6—9 pm
registration deadline: April 16
instructor: Olga Mihaylova, SCC Store artist
Use the Right Angle Weave stitch to create
these crystal beads. A great addition to your
beading skills, the beads can be used to
make earrings, pendants and custom clasps
for jewelry.
Tuition: $45
Materials Fee: $20
contemporary craft
Try It: Wire Crochet Bracelet
[T042613]
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date: Friday, April 26
instructor: Judith Gentile
See page 3 for description.
Attention Educators: Act 48 Clock-Hour Credit
Take any Studio class and receive clock-hours toward your Act 48 requirement. Simply
note on your registration that you would like us to report your clock-hours and provide your
professional ID number. There is a $10 processing fee per class. You can also pay your
Act 48 processing fee when registering for classes on-line at www.contemporarycraft.org.
Just click on the tab for the SCC ONLINE STORE before completing your registration.
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Wirework: Free Wire Flower
Pendants [MM050513]
Try It: Yuppie Craft Night Out
[T060513]
date & time: Sunday
May 5
1—4 pm
registration deadline: April 26
instructor: Gerry Florida, SCC Store, Artist +
Kids & Museum/School Partnership artist
Create a pendant that has beaded elements
spiraling out from a central flower. The
instructor will show you how to extend your
design outward from a beginning element to
assemble this piece of jewelry that embodies
spring. You will learn wireworking and hammer
texturing techniques that allow your materials
to mimic the movement and appearance of a
flowering plant.
Tuition: $45 (includes $5 lab fee)
Materials Fee: None; instructor will supply
shopping list tailored to student’s interest.
date: Wednesday, June 5
instructor: Sarah Loch-Test, SCC
Studio Apprentice
See page 3 for description.
Introduction to Mixed Media
Encaustic [MM051813]
dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
May 18, 19
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: May 10
H instructor: Lorraine Glessner, visiting artist
from Philadelphia, PA
With an emphasis on mixed media, this
workshop explores encaustic—one of the
most versatile and exciting mediums available
to the contemporary artist. Students will be
introduced to the basics of encaustic
painting, as well as a variety of advanced
techniques, including equipment and safety
issues, tools, grounds and substrates,
application and painting techniques, fusing,
color mixing, incising, sgraffito, creating
texture, surface manipulation, image transfer
and collage. The class is open to all skill
levels, and no prior experience with encaustic
painting is necessary.
Tuition: $200
Materials Fee: $25
Try It: Henna Tattoos, Mehndi
Art [T061913]
date: Wednesday, June 19
instructor: Cynthia Shaffer
See page 3 for description.
Advanced Encaustic
[MM062813]
dates & times: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 28, 29, 30
10 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: June 21
H instructor: Lorraine Glessner, visiting artist
from Philadelphia, PA
This workshop takes the exciting combination
of fiber and encaustic far beyond
straightforward collage to include innovative
materials and marking techniques. Working
on wood, paper and fabric, students will
explore the mark-making possibilities of
rust, branding and compost printing. They
will also combine encaustic with the textural
possibilities of heated Tyvek® fabric and
papers. A series of thought-provoking
exercises will encourage students to step
out of their current comfort zones. The class
is open to those with an intermediate or
advanced level of encaustic experience.
Tuition: $300
Materials Fee: $40
Lorraine Glessner
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wood
Harvey Fein
Try It: Wooden Spoon Carving
[T030213]
Lathe Fundamentals
[W021013]
date & time: Sunday
February 10
12—3:30 pm
registration deadline: February 1
instructor: Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist
Students will learn simple techniques for
using the lathe and tools. Process and safety
issues, as well as tools and techniques, will
be addressed. Students will walk away with
both an understanding of lathe operation
and safety, and a few small pieces of their
own handiwork.
Tuition: $45 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $20
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Contemporary Woodworking
[W022313]
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dates & times: Saturday & Sunday
February 23, 24
10 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: February 15
instructor: Tadao Arimoto, SCC Store artist
Master wood artist Tadao Arimoto works
one-on-one with students to teach
woodworking that uses a combination of
traditional Japanese tools and modern power
tools. Learn how to properly use Japanese
hand tools, such as chisels, planes and
saws, to construct different joineries and
create contemporary designs. First-time
woodworking students, as well as those
mastering their techniques, are welcome.
Tuition: $160 (includes $20 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $20
date: Saturday, March 2
instructor: Jon Sutter
See page 2 for description.
Turning Platters & Shallow
Bowls [W030313]
date & time: Sunday
March 3
9 am—4 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: February 22
instructor: Dan Kuhn, SCC Store artist
Students will use a range of tools and
techniques to turn medium to large platters
and shallow bowls. Proper methods of
sharpening and using scrapers and gouges,
as well as sanding, will be the focus of tool
work. How to choose the correct wood for a
job will also be discussed. Students will finish
at least one piece to take home and sand.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials: Bring your own wood (8 inches in
diameter or larger), or purchase wood from
the instructor (fees depend on size and type
of wood).
Woodturned Eggs [W032313]
date & time: Saturday
March 23
10 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: March 15
instructor: Linda VanGehuchten, SCC
Museum/School Partnership artist
Make wooden eggs on the lathe in this
introductory woodturning workshop. The eggs
may also be textured and colored on the lathe.
This is a perfect opportunity to introduce youth
to turning. Adults may assist their children
tuition free.
Tuition: $80
Materials Fee: $10
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Open Wood Studio Sessions
[W040313]
Mirror Turning: A Wall Shelf
with Mirror [W050413]
dates & times: 4 Wednesdays
April 3, 10, 17, 24
6—9 pm
registration deadline: March 22 (for all
four sessions)
studio monitor: Sarah Loch-Test, SCC
Studio Apprentice
Use SCC’s wood studio to work independently
on your own woodturning projects. Various
hand tools and power equipment, including
lathes, table and band saws, and a drill press,
will be available to students during the four
weekly open studio sessions. Experienced
woodworkers can use the studio to develop
their turning and carpentry skills.
Tuition: $90 (includes $30 lab fee), or pay as
you go $35 a session
Materials: Students must provide their own
raw materials.
dates & times: 2 Saturdays
May 4, 11
9 am—4 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: April 26
instructor: Linda VanGehuchten, SCC
Museum/School Partnership artist
Learn the faceplate turning technique to
make two impressive pieces to hang in your
home—a six- to eight-inch, half-circle mirror
base and wall shelf. You will attach two pieces
of wood to a scrap piece of plywood, and
turn them simultaneously to produce similar
shapes on both pieces. A router will be used
to carve grooves for the mirror and hanging
keyhole, before the wood finish is applied.
This is an intermediate-level workshop for
those with some lathe experience. Projects will
be completed over two days; the first devoted
to lathe work, and the second to assembling
and finishing.
Tuition: $160
Materials Fee: $45
Incising Techniques for Turners
[W042113]
date & time: Sunday
April 21
9 am—4:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)
registration deadline: April 5
H instructor: Harvey Fein, visiting artist from
New York, NY
The creative possibilities of incised, decorative
effects achieved by using a trim router on
lathe-turned pieces are as varied as your
imagination. Harvey Fein, a pioneer in this
technique, which can be applied to both
custom-made and production pieces, will
share his specialized knowledge and custom
tooling. Through this class, you will learn the
basics of incising and experiment with the
potential that different forms offer for incised
decoration. You will also work with router arms
custom-designed by Fein to create his
incising techniques.
Tuition: $100
Materials Fee: $100 (includes a Porter Cable®
7310 router)
Introduction to Woodworking:
The Westport Chair [W060913]
date & time: Sunday
June 9
9 am—4:30 pm (one-hour lunch break)
registration deadline: May 31
instructor: Andrew Scott
Learn to use hand tools and power equipment
while building the Westport Chair, a
predecessor of the Adirondack Chair.
Through this one-day workshop, you will build
your woodworking basic skills and knowledge,
and also take home a classic chair that will last
for years.
Tuition: $80 (includes $10 lab fee)
Materials Fee: $60
Harvey Fein
Incised Wood Bowl
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Ceramics: Draw on Everything,
Porcelain Tiles [MM012113a]
date: Monday, January 21
H instructor: Kevin Snipes, Bridge 12
exhibition & visiting artist from Chicago, IL
See page 16 for description.
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Blackness, Otherness & A
Multiplicity of Dualities
[MaM012113]
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date & time: Monday
January 21
4:30—6 pm
registration deadline: January 11
H instructor: Kevin Snipes, Bridge 12
exhibition & visiting artist from Chicago, IL
Kevin Snipes’ atypical pottery is covered
with quirky, figurative drawings influenced
by traditional and non-traditional art forms,
including street art, architecture, contemporary
painting, art history, children’s drawings
and a fascination with duality. His playfully
profound images represent what is ironically
bound together intrinsically by opposition and
otherness. Snipes’ drawings encourage the
viewer to engage in an intimate investigation
with his ceramic artworks, in order to
encounter the concepts of otherness and
ambiguity of difference revealed within
them. For this program, Snipes will give a
visual presentation that discusses how he is
exploring new understandings of Blackness
in his work. Afterwards, community members
will share their own personal stories and relate
these to issues presented in the artwork. This
open dialogue is the latest program in SCC’s
Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown series.
Tuition: None
Ceramics: Surface Decoration
Techniques on Greenware
Ceramic Tiles [MM020213]
date: Saturday, February 2
instructor: Yoko Sekino-Bové, SCC Store artist
See page 17 for description.
Childhood Memories of an
Adult World [MaM020213]
date & time: Saturday
February 2
5—6:30 pm
registration deadline: January 18
instructor: Yoko Sekino-Bové, SCC Store artist
Join ceramist Yoko Sekino-Bové for an
evening exploring her porcelain artworks that
mix and match cultural styles and traditional
symbols to create elegant satires. Her
‘Hanafuda Sake Drinking Game Sets’ reflect a
childhood tea party perspective of the darker
adult world of drinking and gambling. Once
a refined card game for Japanese nobility,
Hanafuda became popular for gambling
after the arrival of Portuguese missionaries.
In 1633, this caused Japan to ban card
playing and close off contact with the West.
Clashes of East and West, of refined and
sordid, and of traditional versus satiric, fill the
imagery and forms of Sekino-Bové’s art. She
believes games are ritualized forms of play
with complex rules and props, which provide
safe spaces to test boundaries and examine
private aspects of personality.
Tuition: $20
Robert Ebendorf
Honor Awards
aker
Kat Cole
Four House Brooch
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats &
Vests [MaM022213]
date & time: Friday
February 22
5:30—7 pm
registration deadline: February 8
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, SCC Store
& visiting artist from Greenville, NC; exhibition
curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
Enjoy a glass of wine as you discover and
discuss contemporary craft with Robert
Ebendorf, a seminal figure in the field and
co-curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats
& Vests, on view at SCC’s satellite gallery
at BNY Mellon Center through February 17.
Ebendorf will speak about what he finds so
compelling in the artwork included in the
exhibition, some of which will be relocated
to SCC’s main facility in the Strip District for
this program.
Tuition: $20
Lost & Found: A Creative
Expedition [M022313]
dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 23—24
H instructor: Robert Ebendorf, SCC Store
& visiting artist from Greenville, NC; exhibition
curator of Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
See page 11 for description.
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An Introduction to Fly-Fishing
in Western PA [MaM031613]
date & time: Saturday
March 16
12:30—2:30 pm
registration deadline: March 8
instructor: Bob Heil
Bob Heil, angler and tier, brings his 30
years of fly-fishing experience to SCC right
before trout season. He will demonstrate flytying, show the proper use of fly-tying tools
and share his knowledge of Western PA’s
natural resources. Heil’s amazing artistry is
equal to his enthusiasm for the region’s fish
and waterways.
Tuition: None
Steel, Scale & Urban Aesthetic
[MaM032213]
date & time: Friday
March 22
5:30—7 pm
registration deadline: March 8
H instructor: Kat Cole, SCC Store & visiting
artist from Kalamazoo, MI
Offered in partnership with The Enamelist
Society, this event is especially appropriate
for collectors and artists. Join enamel artist
Kat Cole for a presentation on contemporary
enameling techniques that are taking
international enamelists in exciting new
directions. The time she spent living in
Pittsburgh shaped Cole’s urban aesthetic,
and her work reflects this connection. You will
see and hear about her jewelry and sculpture,
which have been exhibited nationally and won
numerous awards.
Tuition: $20
From Industry to Art: Liquid
Enameling Techniques
[M032313]
date: Saturday, March 23
H instructor: Kat Cole, SCC Store & visiting
artist from Kalamazoo, MI
See page 12 for description.
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CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
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cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class
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A student may cancel a registration for a three-, four- or
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start date of a three-, four- or five-day workshop, there will
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income is preventing you from registering, please call
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disability or veteran’s status. Furthermore, SCC will
continue to take affirmative steps to support and
advance these values consistent with our mission.
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Society for Contemporary Craft
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Phone: 412.261.7003, x25 Fax: 412.261.1941
May 24—September 29, 2013, Showcasing works by artists George Roby (ceramics) and Herbert
Ascherman (photography), the exhibition promotes awareness of this devastating disease and its effects not
only on patients, but also on caregivers and the community. (BNY Mellon Center, Satellite Gallery)
Art Interprets Alzheimer’s
April 19—August 18, 2013, Organized by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, this triennial exhibition features
the work of more than 70 international fiber artists. A portion of the show is presented at Pittsburgh Center
for the Arts. (Main Galleries)
Fiberart International 2013
February 22—May 19, 2013, This exhibition features ceramic works that have associations with utilitarian
forms and respond to patterns from the earthen landscape. (BNY Mellon Center, Satellite Gallery)
Kevin Turner
Through March 30, 2013, Working with toy trucks made in the USA during the 1950s and 60s, metalsmith
Dan Krueger highlights similarities between kitchen appliances and agricultural equipment of the period;
reassigning function through modification to create convenience for the table. (EAT: An Art Space About Food)
Food Play
Through March 30, 2013, Solo exhibitions by nationally acclaimed artists Melissa Cameron (small metals), Kevin
Snipes (ceramics) and Betty Vera (fiber) join art practices outside the boundaries of contemporary craft (CAD,
drawing, photography) with traditional craft materials. (Main Galleries)
Bridge 12: Melissa Cameron, Kevin Snipes, Betty Vera
Through February 17, 2013, Co-curated by Elizabeth Turrell (UK) and Robert Ebendorf (USA), this exhibition
highlights badges by 25 artists worldwide, and encourages an exchange of ideas around visual identity
systems and how branding devices relate to gender, culture, authority, power and status. (BNY Mellon Center,
Satellite Gallery)
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests
Exhibitions
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