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Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 10AM - 3PM

Join us for a thoughtfully curated pop-up shop featuring inspired goods by local makers! Discover functional and wearable art by Reiko Yamamoto Studio, Studebaker Metals (pictured), Moop, Bones and All, and The Tiny Torch.  Several artists will be taking custom orders, making the event a perfect opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, graduations, and more.

Bespoke is a one-day affair – don’t miss it!



Artist Talk and Studio Workshops

May 8 - 10, 2015

Artist Talk

Friday, May 8, 5:30 PM

Join us for a dialogue with Bridge 13 artist Keith Lo Bue. Free and open to the public.


Friday, May 8, 10 AM - 5 PM

Learn the proper methods of adhering beautiful antique papers to metal, glass, wood, and more. Register here.

Precious Little: Poetics of the Found Object

Saturday & Sunday, May 9 &10, 9 AM - 5 PM

Join noted found-object artist Keith Lo Bue on an energetic exploration of unusual and unexpected materials in jewelry and object making. Through hands-on projects and thought-provoking instruction, students will learn the varied methods of selection and assembly this limitless palette demands. No previous metalworking experience is required; all that’s needed is enthusiasm and the desire to work with your hands. Whatever your present focus, you will come away with new insights into the possibilities of your surroundings. Register here.


AAW’s 29th Annual International Symposium

June 25 - 28, 2015

We’re excited to welcome the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) to Pittsburgh this June!  Their annual symposium, being held at the David. L. Lawrence Convention Center, offers something for everyone, from members of the public curious about woodturning to artists who are true masters of their craft. 

Contemporary Craft is teaming up with the AAW to make sure it’s a memorable weekend! Be sure to check out the following:

Preconference Collectors’ Symposium: SCC will be presenting a series of lectures and artist talks on Thursday, June 25 geared toward wood collectors and enthusiasts.  Co-sponsored by the Collectors of Wood Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art, it’s the perfect way to kick-off your time at the AAW conference. Stay tuned for additional details!

AAW’s Companion Program: SCC will be organizing workshops and activities for the families, partners, and guests of symposium attendees. Details here.

Her Turn: Showcasing work by 12 respected female artists working in the male-dominated world of woodturning, Her Turn provides an eye-opening look into the world of functional and sculptural art created on the lathe. Opening April 27, 2015 at Contemporary Craft’s  satellite gallery at BNY Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Details here.



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Energize, mobilize, and give back to the community on

Give Local America Day! We hope you’ll consider making a donation to SCC on this special day.  Support the campaign!