Demonstrations

Many of our Fair visitors, and especially children, often ask, "How did you make that?" And the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh believes it is an important component of the total Fair experience for our visitors to have the opportunity to observe the process of making, as well as the end results. Accordingly, we have invited the following artists and craftspeople to conduct on site demonstrations of their skills at various times daily throughout the Fair.


Turners Anonymous
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Turners Anonymous is a group of about 100 wood turning enthusiasts from the area surrounding Pittsburgh. We love all things about wood turning... the satisfaction of a sharp clean cut; the smell of freshly sliced cherry shavings; an excuse to buy new, expensive tools; and most importantly, the chance to help others to explore and enjoy the hobby as much as we do.

Members of Turners Anonymous will be demonstrating at the Fair all weekend long. Learn how you can get involved in the art of wood turning.

www.turnersanonymous.org


Michael “FiG” Mangiafico
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Michael "FiG" Mangiafico has been teaching torchworking and glass blowing since 1993. His work is available from galleries nationwide and has been featured in art magazines and consumer publications.

Michael demonstrates at schools, fairs, galleries and other organizations. While his specialty is lampworking: making beads, marbles, and sculpture. He also makes jewelry, vessels, castings, and paperweights.

FiG will be giving demonstrations in lampworking glass.

www.figstudios.com


Mobile Sculpture Workshop
Sunday

 

THE MOBILE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP, AN OUTREACH PROGRAM OF THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS COOPERATIVE, IS A SUMMER WORKSHOP AIMED AT DEMONSTRATING THE TECHNIQUES OF SAFE AND PROPER WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION WHILE PRODUCING A LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURE FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY.

 

THIS PROGRAM IS AN EFFORT TO INSPIRE THE YOUTH OF PITTSBURGH AND ITS NEIGHBORS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY OF DESIGN, CONCEPTION AND COMPLETION OF PUBLIC ART.

www.mobilesculpture.org