LEAP Award

A handmade brooch with quiet white scenery imagery paired with pointy metal floral and plant structures.Congratulations to Hosanna Rubio, Contemporary Craft’s 2018 LEAP Award winner!

Hosanna Rubio combines traditional metalsmithing techniques such as enameling and casting with newer technologies like digital manipulation to create layered, detailed pieces that serve as a platform to explore recreation of identity. With her work, Rubio hopes to inspire an atmosphere of dialogue to show that sometimes moments of pain and tragedy can offer us the greatest opportunities for beauty and transformation. Stop by The Store to admire and collect her pendants, earrings, and brooches, which will debut on January 11, 2018 and be showcased continuously throughout 2018. Find out more about her inspiration and creative process in her artist interview!

Rubio’s work are now available in The Store, visit us in Pittsburgh, PA or check out our online store.

2018 LEAP Finalists

Dallas Wooten – Ceramics
Store feature: February, March, & April 2018

Juliet Martin – Fiber
Store feature: April, May, & June, 2018

Peter Antor – Jewelry
Store feature: June, July, & August, 2018

Lydia Martin – Jewelry
Store feature: August, September, & October, 2018

Stacy Rodgers – Jewelry
Sophie Glenn – Furniture
Store feature: October, November, & December, 2018

View past LEAP winners and finalists here.


Lydia Martin and her silver, poetic jewelry