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2100 Smallman St.  Pittsburgh, PA  15222 | 412.261.7003 | Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm


On view through March 6, 2015

Backtrack through time and space as you enter into The Clock  Shop, a nostalgic reality created by artist Toby Atticus Fraley in our lobby. This whimsical installation invites viewers to explore the artist’s process, reflect on the passing of time, and to discover a connection with the past. Drawing inspiration from the visual culture of 1950’s America, Fraley incorporates vintage found objects alongside newly fabricated elements. Functional clocks use playful sculptural elements to evoke childhood memories, and explore darkly humorous narratives.  The space invites audiences to uncover steps in the creative process, as clocks evolve from loose gears and gadgets into fully functional timepieces. All completed clocks are available for purchase through The Store.


Saturday, March 21


Teacher’s Appreciation Day!

Belt Buckles with the

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Saturday, February 7 | 10 AM - 5 PM

Contemporary Craft, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, invites area teachers to spend a creative Saturday in the Studio! Participants will start the day at PCCR selecting materials from a treasure trove of found objects. After heading back to Contemporary Craft, attendees will create an original, functional metal belt buckle using sawing, piercing, patinas, and rivets. Skills taught will be transferable to a classroom setting.


Tuition is $80 with a $15 materials fee to be paid at the beginning of the workshop.  Register online


Scholarships are available to teachers to take this workshop for free. Please call 412-261-7003 to register if you are a teacher and would benefit from one of these scholarships.  This workshop is in partnership with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.
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