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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).

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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)

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Wooden Spoon Carving [T030213]

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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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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)

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Paper Quilting: Valentines [PB020913]

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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

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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.


7 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


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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

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Digging Deep: Find Your Visual Vocabulary [F062113]

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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

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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]

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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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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.

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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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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

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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

17 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

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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


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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

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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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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


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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

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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.


23 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 Eluethera


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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


25 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


meet a m 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.


Registration

Please read all information carefully. Register early Registrations are processed in the order received. No spaces will be held without full payment.

WAYS TO REGISTER *On-line: Return the completed registration form to: www.contemporarycraft.org By mail: Return the completed registration form to: Sherrard Bostwick Society for Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 *By phone or fax: 412.261.7003, x25 or 412.261.1941 In person: 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday *By e-mail: thestudio@contemporarycraft.org *Only if you are paying by credit card.

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CLASS INFORMATION •S  tudents who register by mail or fax will receive a confirmation e-mail within seven days. • It is the responsibility of the student to appear in class on the correct day and time without additional notice. • Students may be pictured in SCC promotional materials. • SCC makes every effort to maintain the schedule of courses as announced in the catalog, however, SCC reserves the right to cancel any course or to substitute faculty when necessary.

MATERIALS Instructors may request that students have certain supplies. Students will receive a list of those supplies upon registration. Unless otherwise noted, materials fees are payable to the instructors for supplies provided by the instructors. Occasionally, the materials fee is built into the tuition fee and this is clearly noted next to the tuition fee.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Class and workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If a class must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check. Refund Policy Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks. 3-5 Day Workshops Cancellations with 14 or more days notice: A student may cancel a registration for a three-, four- or five-day workshop up to two weeks prior to the start date of the class. There will be a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations with fewer than 14 days notice: If a student cancels a registration within two weeks of the start date of a three-, four- or five-day workshop, there will be a 50% cancellation fee. There will be no refund issued without three business days notice of a cancellation.

scholarships A limited number of scholarships are available. If income is preventing you from registering, please call 412.261.7003, x25 for more information.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY The Society for Contemporary Craft does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, disability or veteran’s status. Furthermore, SCC will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with our mission.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS SCC is conveniently located on the corner of 21st and Smallman streets in the Strip District. Bus Stops The following buses serve the Strip District: 54, 86, 87, 88, 91. Parking A paid, monitored parking lot is located on 21st Street, behind the private building lot. Metered parking is also available.

On-line registration Now available: visit www.contemporarycraft.org.

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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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Winter/Spring Catalogue  

2013 Winter/Spring Class Catalog for the Society for Contemporary Craft

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