Amelia Kieras is a Pittsburgh based illustrator and paper artist. She uses her love of fairy tales, monsters, and exploring to bring stories to life inside 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 with digital painting techniques. She prints, cuts, and assembles the final pieces in her home studio.www.ameliakieras.com
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 of sculptures. 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.www.jonesrobo-works.com
Local Pittsburgh artist, Kathryn Carr, has focused her talents on the art of paper cutting since 2008. She is self-taught in this discipline and continues to explore new ways to present this art form. Her original designs are hand cut and a selection are reproduced as prints, cards and other items.www.gocarrgo.com
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania,-based artist, Kim Breit , creates three dimensional collages as a form of the art of storytelling. With a small number of tools, she builds unique and engaging paper art. The hand cut and detailed three-dimensional pieces invite the viewer to participate in her vision. Each piece is constructed as a story, layer after layer, building to the surface, until the viewer sees the story. Breit uses her collages as a means to not only explore the meaning of a story on paper, but to also address current social issues. Her work has been featured in art publications, galleries and solo shows. Her portfolio can be found on her website www.kimbreitart.com.
Lea is a self Taught artist who settle in San Francisco after emigrating from Israel in 1979. For the last 20 years , she has made her home in Sonoma Ca.over the years , she experimented with various art form until she came upon the medium of collage. she collects images which appeal to her, scans and manipulates them digitally and then mounts the collage on ceramic. each piece is unique and is imbued with her years of experience as a photographer, painter and sculptor.
I am a mosaic art that transforms ordinary objects in to works of art with application of stained glass, vintage china, chain work, vintage jewelry, found objects and exciting ephemera
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. www.handturnedfountainpens.com
We gather different experiences:
As a child:
Mother and I spend hours removing paint from the old rocker.A friend teaches us to cane; we weave a seat.
As a teenager:
Pottery demonstrations at the Three Rivers Arts Festival fascinate.The clay rises like magic from the wheel and transforms into a graceful vase.
As a college student:
Take any course.But registering for ceramics demands permission from the professor.In the basement of Fine Arts I explain, graduation comes but Physics offers no jobs.I need to learn a trade.Smiling at the exaggeration, he accepts me.
Learn photography from a friend in graphics. What appears when you are close, when you eliminate grays leaving just black and white?
As a parent:
Jennifer likes pottery and asks for a wheel.We build one and make some pots.Not unexpectedly, I do most of the building and make most of the pots.
Stephan makes a mixed media clay figure with a stick as a staff.What media can I mix?I try childhood caning, student photography and pottery.The combination works.
As an unemployed:
Consider the unreasonable, making a living as a potter.Yes, it is unreasonable.
Victor & Megan Huston-Field
My original handdrawn artwork that I draw on clay & carve then combine with my poetry. All work is finished with either found wood or solid oak frames I’ve handmade myself. Minimalist yet meaningful.