Amelia Kieras is a Pittsburgh based illustrator, paper artist, and book worm. She uses her love of fairy tales, monsters, and exploring to bring stories to life inside shadow boxes, pop up cards, picture books, and other paper creations. To create her illustrations, Amelia starts with a sketch, scans it, and then builds the final images from a collage of original photography and digital painting techniques. She prints, cuts, and assembles all of the final products in her home studio, using archival pigment-based giclee printing and heavyweight matte papers.
Red Clay Tile Works began in 1980 with the idea of making hand-made custom ceramic tile for decorative and architectural applications.Inspiration came from observing the processes and materials used by Henry Mercer, founder of the Moravian Pottery in Doylestown PA in the early 1900’s.I have adapted many of those techniques to a contemporary studio on a smaller scale building many tools specialized for tile making.I have exhibited extensively in the mid-Atlantic states exposing my studio product to consumers.Such exposure has led to many commissions for projects both public and private.Important recent projects include a decorative ceramic stove for the Swiss Nationality Room at the University of Pittsburgh.An example of work in a public place is a gateway mural for the Deutschtown Neighborhood at the corner of Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Street in Pittsburgh’s North Side.In addition to tile work, I am currently pursuing sculpture in various materials including steel, ceramic and wood as appropriate to the concept.
At age 4 Don’s, father introduced him to welding, wood working along with basic fabrication. After years of practice combined with a love for art, nature and science fiction, he was inspired to create a large variety ofsculptures.
Don attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and worked 20 years as a production artist, photography assistant and art director where he was responsible for designing displays, brochures, catalogs, instruction manuals, corporate identity material, packaging, billboards and ads.
After leaving the advertising field for the fine arts, Don created corporate sculptures commissions,furniture, `contemporary, indoor outdoor pieces, insect and and robot sculptures.
Now under the Jones Robo-Works banner, his creations are mainly up cycled, recycled steampunk assemblage robot sculptures which can be found and purchased online and from several galleries,
shows and various artist markets.
Rust belt Noi’re Toys and tools from the rust belt are paried with handmade papers to demonstrate enviromental awaernesswith humor and skill.
Skinned with sustainably collected hand made papers. DeMents kinetic sculptures creatively illustrate environmental situations through well crafted visual narratives,and self referential materials.
I transform 2D and 3D objects into works of art with an application of stained glass, vintage jewelry, chain work and found objects.
I have lived all my life in a small western pa town called Rimersburg just north of Pittsburgh. I have been a woodworker all my adult life. Working at sawmills and a furniture factory and now my own business.
After being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2008 and beating it I now create one of a kind writing instruments from exotic and domestic woods Also from unique materials like pine cones and alligator jaw bone
Only the best materials available are used.