The Studio is in bloom

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Bracelets by Ashley Buchanan?

Things are heating up in the Studio this spring!? Wayne Werner is coming in this weekend to a full house, where he?ll be doing a Stone Setting workshop and a Foredom tool demonstration.? Before summer gets here, we?re also lucky enough to have Ashley Buchanan and Loring Taoka in the Studio on May 10-11th.? There are plenty of great workshops still packed into the Spring lineup, so if you have a free weekend, please browse what?s going on:

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Another exciting announcement is our Summer lineup.? If you haven?t yet seen the catalogue, its available online:

http://issuu.com/contemporarycraft/docs/final_summer_2014

We’re looking forward to a few of the favorites as well as introducing you to a few new artists and workshops. ?With the opening of Transformation 9 soon on the way, the Studio is planning a summer of ceramics.? There will be multi-week workshops and various techniques to try your hand at.? Be sure to stay posted, because we?ll also be announcing some additional ceramics related events!

Last but certainly not least, a huge thank-you to all of the artists that donated their time for our Out of Hand gala last weekend.? It was a great event!? Downstairs we had the Turner?s Anonymous doing wood turning demonstrations and hands-on activities; Amanda Gross was here with a few Knit the Bridge volunteers doing some peg weaving; Katy Dement was working on a huge sheet of handmade paper with guests; Anya Weitzman put together a candy casting station; and Lindsay Huff had an enameling station with the help of two volunteer students from Edinboro University.? If that wasn?t enough, upstairs Tom Sarver brought a fun spirit to the puppet making activity; Gerry Florida made key chains with guests; Jenny Butterfield demonstrated pearl-stringing; Amy DiPlacido and Georgie Nix shared our Dreaming Pillows project with a hands-on activity; and Rachel Sager demonstrated her stone mosaic process. ?There was a lot to do! ?A special thanks also goes out to Amanda Peck, who did an inside light performance and an outdoor fire performance for us. ?Below are a few photos from the event if you missed it.

Thanks for reading and as always, I hope to see you soon in the Studio!

Rachel Saul

Education Program Coordinator

imageFlow artist-Amanda Peck

imageAmanda Gross with a Knit the Bridge peg weaving activity

imageGuests working on their enameled charms

imageGerry Florida and guests making key chains

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A wood-turned bowl demonstration led by the Turners Anonymous?