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Objective Clay to Give Demonstration at ClayPlace@Standard

Objective Clay is a group of fourteen artists who share a vision to create an online space established and maintained by artists. The space functions as a gallery to view the artists’ latest work as well as a window into their current thoughts in process. By sharing ideas and opening their studios, they invite artists, non-artists, educators, and students to actively engage in their artistic practices. In this virtual studio, the people who love pots can form direct relationships with the artists and view and purchase new work.Objective Clay will be featured in the NCECA Gallery Expo at this year’s 50th Anniversary Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts to be held in Kansas City, Missouri March 16 through 19. As a run-up to this event, six artists from Objective Clay will host a Pre-NCECA Workshop and Pop-up Exhibition at ClayPlace @ Standard in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 11.The workshop and exhibition will feature two demonstration workshops, from 9 a.m. through noon and from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. Objective Clay’s artists Jen Allen, Blair Clemo, Sunshine Cobb, Bryan Hopkins, Dough Peltzman, and Gwendolyn yopollo will present their techniques to participants. The group states as its mission “to openly share the ideas, processes, and work as a group of professional artists committed to utilitarian ceramics.” Works by the artists will be on display in the ClayPlace @ Standard gallery. All attendees are invited back at 6:00 ...
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The Crafts Center at North Carolina State University

  The Crafts Center at North Carolina State UniversityJennifer Siegel, Clay Studio Manager Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of the fastest growing urban areas in America. Voted by Forbes Magazine as the city attracting the most families and the best place for business and careers, Raleigh offers a lifestyle rich in opportunity and enrichment. North Carolina State University is an integral part of the city’s growth, not just in areas like science, technology, and business, but in the arts as well. The Crafts Center at NC State is a unique institution that builds on the university’s mission of making significant change in society. More than a university department, The Crafts Center serves the local community, offering a wide range of non-credit classes in a variety of crafts. Students can take courses in pottery, sculpture, woodworking, fiber arts, photography, lapidary, glass, jewelry, and metal arts. Located on campus, the center consists of eight separate studios, each well equipped in a pleasant work and teaching space. The student the studio users are an equal mix of college students, alumni, university employees, and local residents. Local guilds meet at the center, creating a vibrant arts community that has grown and thrived over the 60-some years that the Crafts Center has been in existence. Jennifer Siegel, whose enthusiasm for creating with clay ...
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Touchstone Center for Crafts

Southwestern Pennsylvania is an area rich in preserved history that marks the development of the American nation. A region that stood as the gateway to the west in the 19th century and that fueled the industrial revolution into the 20th century, its people have a long tradition of using the materials of the earth to create useful things and to put their personal imprints of beauty on their creations. It was this tradition that inspired the creation of the Touchstone Center for Crafts in the Laurel Highlands near Pittsburgh.Originally founded in 1972 as the Pioneer Crafts Council by a group of local artists, the school focused on preserving the rich tradition of craft forms that were an everyday part of life in this Appalachian region. Today, Touchstone stands as the only residential craft school in Pennsylvania, serving over 500 residential students during its five-month summer season. Touchstone Executive Director Shauna Soom oversees the operation of the center that offers residential workshops in blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, metals, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, and fiber/ paper/book arts. The Touchstone campus is a mecca for artists. The center is located about an hour south of Pittsburgh, near the town of Farmington. Well-appointed studios nestled throughout a wooded landscape provide the means for inspired creating. Simple housing is available in residence halls and rustic cabins. Those who want an even more pastoral ...
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Clay Place at Standard Workshop

Clay Place at Standard Workshop

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Object Clay Workshop and Exhibition

Friday, March 11, 2016

Demonstration ...
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Greenwich House 2015 Retrospective

Greenwich House 2015 Retrospective
Greenwich House logoFrom Greenwich House's Executive Director Roy Levitt:Dear Friends,Greenwich House has come a long way in 2015. In the settlement tradition, we have expanded and adapted programs to meet new community needs...
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PCA Now Enrolling for January through March

PCA Now Enrolling for January through March
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is now enrolling for classes, camps, and workshops during January, February, and March. You can now easily learn more about, browse, and register for all of the camps, classes and workshops that Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts has to offer in one convenient place.Continue Reading

Winter Clay at Union Project

Winter Clay at Union Project
Union Project's ceramics Program offers classes, workshops, open studio, a co-op, and custom programs for youth, families, and adults of all skill levels. Accommodations and scholarships are available.Adult Classes, Youth Classes, Workshops and Open Studio New terms begins January 8Union Project 801 N. Negley Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412.363.4550 www.unionproject.org ...
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PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
GUILDThe Guild ExhibitionsWith over 90 artists from the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Society of Sculptors and Group A exhibiting in the galleries and dozens more spilling out of our Holiday Shop, we will be hosting an Opening Reception in celebration of these loc...
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THIS WEEKEND AT GREENWICH HOUSE

THIS WEEKEND AT GREENWICH HOUSE
MADEMade in Clay returns to Greenwich House Pottery on Saturday, November 21 from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.The annual benefit sale features three floors of professional quality ceramics from the Pottery’s staff and faculty. From kitchenware to sculpture, there will be grea...
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ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR

ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR
36th AnnualHOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIRYMCAatArtWorks at the West Side YMCAThursday, December 3 – Saturday, December 5Meet the Artists Reception: December 4, 6 – 10 p.m.Hours:Thursday, 10 – 8Friday...
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Standard Ceramic Supply Company Acquires A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Inc.

Standard Ceramic Supply Company Acquires A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Inc.
ARTStandard Ceramic Supply is pleased to announce the acquisition of A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Inc., based out of Sturtevant, Wisconsin. As of October 30, 2015, Standard Ceramic will assume all A.R.T. operations. A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Inc. has been a major presence i...
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Clay Holiday Opening Celebration

Clay Holiday Opening Celebration
clay art center logoNovember 21 - December 23, 2015 Opening reception November 21, 2015 6-8pm Gallery Hours are M-F 10am - 6pm / Saturday 10am - 4pm With holiday spirit everywhere, CAC treats you to a full table of ceramics by our o...
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