Making art accessible through craft.

Contemporary Craft fosters the use of traditional craft materials such as ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood to make art. Our community honors the history and heritage of craft, while showcasing modern, exploratory work.

Are you interested in technology and its role in the world of craft? We are looking for teens in grades 9-12 who want to explore the intersection of craft in technology as part of our FREE TACT Program (Teen Apprentice in Craft and Technology).

The TACT program will begin with its second cohort of 10 teens from the Pittsburgh region in January 2023. They will explore the intersection of Craft and Technology while working in Contemporary Craft’s three Studios. By the end of the program all participants will be certified to use the Rabbit Laser Cutter and will have completed a capstone project of their own design to be showcased at our Community Day in May 2023.

The program consists of monthly workshops, open studio time, a pro-session talk, and dinner provided by Contemporary Craft. Bus transportation on Pittsburgh Public Transit is also provided.

For questions about any of our programs for schools and students, please contact Education Manager, Allison Jones, at

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