Archive: Happening Now

High School Ceramic Exhibition at ClayPlace@Standard

High School Ceramic Exhibition at ClayPlace@Standard

  Come out to Carnegie this Thursday evening for the Annual High School Ceramic Exhibition.  View the work of local students while enjoying live music and delicious food and drink. April 12 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
One Walnut ...

Carnegie’s Studio Forget-Me-Not and Visions Present Touching HeARTs

NCECA Exhibits Expand Throughout Carnegie


Carnegie’s Studio Forget-Me-Not and Visions Present Touching HeARTs

  In conjunction with NCECA’s 2018 Conference, several Carnegie galleries will be included in the Wednesday bus tour, including Studio Forget-Me-Not at 101 W. Main Street.  Art Facilitator Laura Stuart is working with New York potter and educator Lee Brozgol to put together an exhibit of works by peo...

38th Potter’s Gathering in Ripley, WV

Cedar Lakes Craft Center Presents

Vince Pitelka

March 9-11, 2018

Registration for this weekend is available for commuters as we...

Artisan Fair In Manheim, PA

Artisan Fair

November 11 & 12

Spooky Nook Sports Complex

Manheim, PA $5 Admission

Artisan Fair, now in its second year, is an expo of American-made fine craft and fine art featuring over 100 local and national fine artists and craftspeople, who make fun...

Kevin Snipes Workshop at Edinboro University

Edinboro University's Clay Club invites you to attend a two-day workshop and presentation by

Kevin Snipes

October 3 and 4, 2017 Workshop Schedule: Tuesday, October 3: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Demo, in East Hall 7:30 p.m., Artist's Lecture, in Doucette Hall, Room 125 Wednesday, October 4: 9 a.m - 11:30 a.m., Demo, in East Hall ...

Indiana County Potters Tour

Potters Tour October 21 & 22, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Indiana County - Western PA

  As you drive the scenic back roads in western PA, you will encounter a growing community of potters. These potters share and promote their love of clay and its creative properties. For over 13 years now, these potters coordinate a tour that is held the ...

Jack Troy’s Almost-Annual Pottery Sale in Huntingdon, PA

Jack Troy's Almost-Annual Pottery Sale
in Huntingdon, PA is on for this year.  
Mark your calendars for
Saturday, October 28
Noon - 3 p.m.
    The 2017 Potters Tour is coming up soon.  Many of the studio owners and guest potters start preparing for the tour many months before th...

Eric Kao: 20 Years in the Making – Fostering Creativity in America 

Join Eric Kao, former Studio and Artist Programs Director at Baltimore Clayworks, on August 24 for an interesting presentation at Clayplace @ Standard.  After earning his M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, he was granted the opportunity to work in the renowned...

This Weekend at Contemporary Craft: Raku

Raku Workshop with Dan Kuhn


Sunday, July 9

10 am - 3 pm


Society for Contemporary Craft

Create a unique, raku-fired vase. First, students will glaze a ceramic vase and prepare it for raku firing. While the artwork fires, participants will take a 90-minute hiatus to explore the Stri...

This Weekend! Guest Artist Justin Rothshank at CSC

Free demonstration and presentation by Guest Artist Justin Rothshank

  Justin Rothshank has been working as a studio ceramic artist in Goshen, Indiana since 2009. In 2001 he co-founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA. Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including ...

Chautauqua Institution Craft Shows

Chautauqua Shows...

$5000 Prize DEADLINE JUNE 9!

Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize

In 1997, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Contemporary Craft, a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft was established. The biennial award is given in conjunction with a catalogue, juried exhibition in the gal...

PCA Hosts yART Sale on June 25

yART Sale: June 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will be hosting our 9th annual “yART” sale – a creative spin on the traditional yard sale –  Sunday June 25, 2017 - from 10-4pm. Rain or Shine. The Shop at PCA will be hosting a yART Sale again this year on the lawns of Pittsburgh C...

The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus


at the

Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh


The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus

Saturday, June 3 10 am - 4 pm

Richard Miecznikowski to Offer Class at California U of PA

Special Summer Class at California University of PA offered by Professor Richard Miecznikowski

  The class, Wheel Thrown Ceramic Vessels, is geared for beginners and intermediate students in clay. It is an evening class which runs from 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm, 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, for 5 weeks beginning June 5, 2017 and finishing July 7, 2017.  For more information, contact:  Richard Miecznikows...

“Interdependent” Exhibit at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Interdependent by Angela Biederman and Jonathan Schwarz Friday, March 31, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017
A collaborative exhibition of ceramic and mixed media sculptures, these works address dual yet in...

Stop by ClayPlace to see the Pittsburgh High School Exhibit

Pittsburgh Area

High School Students Exhibition April 13 - 28, 2017 Juried by

Throwdown Showdown This Weekend at Sweetwater



Saturday, April 22, 7-10pm

This ultimate thrown pottery competition will challenge 5 artists to show off their skills on the wheel. 
Scott Cornish, Christian Kuharik, Ken Lu, Jonathan Schwarz, and

Shoji Satake to Jury Thrown & Altered Exhibit at Sweetwater

Thrown & Altered

April 21 - May 26, 2017 Reception: Friday, April 21, 5-9pm Reception coincides with Sewickley Spring Gallery Walk Since the 1950’s ceramic artists have been intentionally manipulating thrown work for reasons beyo...

Mother of All Pottery Sales at the Union Project

Mother of All Pottery Sales Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm A free, family-friendly event.

Local pottery sale + live demonstrations + hands-on art activities Mark your calendar now for our annual Mother of All Pottery Sales, the biggest clay celebration in Pittsburgh that brings talented ceramic artists and pottery lovers toget...

Memorial Service for Focus on Renewal founder Father Don Fisher

Focus on Renewal founder Father Don Fisher will always be part of the heart and soul of Focus On Renewal, and we were shocked and saddened by his sudden passing on Saturday February 25th, 2017. Father Regis Ryan will be holding a local memorial service for Father Don on March 18th, 2017 at St. Mary Help of Chris...

Help The Brick Studio through Kickstarter Campaign

brick studioPotter Russell Pulick is part of a group called The Brick Studio, which is forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit pottery collective. Pulick will be the studio manager of a facility that will include fourteen wheels and three kilns and will offer classes....

37th Annual Potter’s Gathering Welcomes Cynthia Bringle March 10-12, 2017

C-Bringle The annual gathering of Potters at Cedar Lakes Crafts Center in Ripley, West Virginia has become a tradition for potters in the region. With the long cold winter coming to a close and the promise of spring just around the corner, local potters come off the hills and out of the hollows to rekindle friendships and seek out new inspiration. D...

Don’t Miss the Highland Park Pottery Tour

PrintSave the Date!   Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00 am - 5:00 pm   Visit the homes and studios of five Highland Park potters and the Union Project Ceramics Co-op at the sixth annual Highland Park Pottery Tour! Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and buy local artwork for the holidays!   The...

Celebrate Karen Karnes at The Art School at Old Church

Image 8-24-16 at 4.45 PMJoin us to celebrate Karen Karnes November 17, 1925 - July 12, 2016 The Art School at Old Church 561 Piedmont Road Dearest, NJ  07627 Saturday, September 17 4:30 p.m. We will remember the art and life of our beloved mentor and friend with stories, pict...

Impulse to Form: Daniel Rhodes at The Hoyt

headArt & Education at the Hoyt will present an exhibition honoring the life and work of Daniel Rhodes August 3-October 23, 2016. It is the second major exhibit of his work since his death in 1989. Daniel Rhodes was an American ceramic artist, educator, sculptor, and author who spent his life gaining and sharing technical knowle...

Image Transfer Class at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

PittsburghCenterArtsLogoNewPhoto-Ceramic Decals (Summer)

5 Weekdays: July 11 - July 15
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

yART Sale 2016 at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Image 6-21-16 at 3.01 PMPittsburgh Center for the Arts yART Sale 2016 Sunday June 26, 2016 10am-4pm Rain or Shine

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will hold our 8th annual “yART” sale – a creative spin on the traditional yard sale – June 26, 2016. Adjacent to Mellon Park, PCA's tree-lined campus is at the corn...

Upcoming Artist Opportunity at Contemporary Craft

Contemporary Craft logoSAVE THE DATE for this ARTIST OPPORTUNITY!   A call for entries will begin on July 1, 2016 for the 2017 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP). LEAP is a Store feature that recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft...

Mother of all Pottery Sales

Union Project's Local pottery sale + live demonstrations + hands-on clay activities Our annual clay celebration brings ceramic artists and lovers together! Join us this year for hands-on activities from Hey Beast Studio and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, a live demonstration from nationally recognized ceramic artist Kevin Snipes, and a sale featuring locally-made pottery from 40 of the region’s top ceramics artists. We’ve even added a Preview Party so you can get a sneak peek. Joi...


International Water Filter Conference April 1 and 2, 2016 Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock Pennsylvania This conference will present significant insight and opportunities to impact the worldwide health problem of drinking water pollution and create lasting change. All educators, students, community partners and the public at large are invited to attend, especially those with an interest in the role of art in promoting issues of global health and social justice. Through lectures and l...


During the Kansas City NCECA Conference 2016 we will be hiding 300-500 ceramic bbq ribs throughout the various venues associated with the conference. This treasure hunt will encourage people to actively find the ceramics ribs take a selfie (upload on various social media sites) and then bring them to the WVU/Archie Bray/RedStar/Belger Crane Yard Art Party on Friday, March 18, 2016 where they can be redeemed for amazing prizes ranging from tools donated by Ceramics Supply/Standard Ceramics, t-shi...

Greenwich House 2015 Retrospective

Greenwich House logo From 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...

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.


GUILDThe Guild Exhibitions With 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...


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...

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 own...