Going to Pittsburgh

Melissa goes to Pittsburgh. Shenanigans ensue (hopefully!)

That’s right, I’m leaving Seattle tomorrow for Pittsburgh where I’m spending over a week getting amongst it. What is it? Well, check out my itinerary:

  • I’ll be teaching a workshop this Saturday and Sunday at Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) in partnership with Construction Junction and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, where I’ll guide students in the adaptive reuse of re-purposed objects for the creation of wearable jewelry. Come join me!
  • Saturday night: also at SCC from 5-6pm come down and meet me (please!) at the Visiting Artist Reception. Free!
  • Monday: I’m guest lecturing for Jim Bove’s students at California State University (Don’t get confused Australia – it’s still in Pennsylvania)
  • Tuesday: I begin guest-teaching a recycled art project at a local high school.
  • Thursday: I head to Slippery Rock University to meet Sean Macmillan and do a technical demonstration with his metalsmithing students in the morning, then a lunch-time guest lecture from 12:30pm.
  • Friday: Sees me hanging out with students from the Studio Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh. I will give a Visiting Artist lecture to the students visiting the SCC gallery, in front of the work on show.
  • Saturday night: I’m going to join the SCC in getting Out Of Hand. (More details below.)


Contemporary Craft’s annual fundraiser

celebrating the hand and its role in the creative experience

Saturday, March 9, 2013
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15222
This is not your typical fundraiser!  Join us for:

Silent art auction | Hands-on art stations
Artist demonstrations | Local fare from the Strip
Flash auction featuring exclusive packages
Live music & performances
Tickets here!



Melissa Cameron Contemporary Craft

We’re pleased to announce Australian metalsmith Melissa Cameron will be joining us at Out of Hand where she’ll be demonstrating her unique approach to using recycled objects to create beautiful jewelry.  Try your hand at your own “confetti necklace” and don’t miss the opportunity to chat with this Bridge 12 artist.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the city and meeting a bunch of creative people, so if you’re in Pittsburgh, please come and say hi!