Melissa goes to Pittsburgh. Shenanigans ensue. And a workshop. This post is primarily about that. The workshop 😉
Whoa. Well, March was quite the month, so the blog has been let to wander unsupervised for a bit. It’s now a little behind reality, so let me take a moment to catch you up.
I started March by flying to Pittsburgh, beginning my stay at the lovely home of Lauren Lampe. I was in town to teach my first ever workshop at the Society for Contemporary Craft, as well as lecture, teach some high school seniors at their school and be a guest artist at the annual SCC fundraising auction. Arriving on Friday night, I was immediately whisked to an opening at the Pittsburgh Glass Center by my co-coordinator (and mentor) for the week, Sherrard Bostwick, via a quick pit-stop for me to see the Bridge 12 exhibition at the SCC.
My workshop began the next morning, with two Lauren’s, Kyrstyn and my studio assistant as well as a participant, the lovely Sarah Loch-Test. One of the Lauren’s was my aforementioned host for the week, so please don’t get the idea that everyone in Pittsburgh is named Lauren.
Everyone really ‘got’ the project, and in practically no time we started to see some fabulous pieces arising from the chosen objects. Below are the objects that my students started with, followed by their finished works.
Thanks to my ladies for their drive and determination, it made for a wonderfully rewarding weekend.