Steel of the Week: TechShop Membership


This week’s Steel of the Week is truly a steal: membership to TechShop at over 50% off regular price. What exactly is TechShop you may be wondering? “TechShop is a community based workshop and prototyping studio with locations nation-wide. Our seventh and newest location,TechShop Pittsburgh, offers the Pittsburgh maker community more than 16,000 square feet of workshops equipped with world class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, … [Read more...]

Shop Handmade at Bakery Square Dec. 2 & 3


Wow - we have been getting lots of visits from people checking out our posts on Small Businesses we love and Pittsburgh Cyber Monday Deals.  Be sure to take another look at the Cyber Monday Deals post - many of those shops are offering savings all week and all month long. You have another opportunity to pick up some gifts this Friday and Saturday.  The folks who put together I Made It Market have partnered with Bakery Square to bring you a huge market this weekend. Over 80 vendors will … [Read more...]

Crafting and Storytelling – Pittsburgh Screening of "Handmade Nation"


Image by tigerlillyshop via Flickr Handmade Nation is a documentary film about the rise of all things handmade and crafty by artist and filmmaker Faythe Levine.   I first learned about this film at the Craft Congress - a meeting of craft fair organizers - that was first held in Pittsburgh in 2007.  You can read more about the Craft Congress in this New York Times article from December 16, 2007.  Again my path crossed with this film at the Art Activist & Equity symposium which was held at … [Read more...]

Beer + Ceramics = Make Your Own Stein Workshop


Image by mismisimos via Flickr This looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon and support the Union Project and East End Brewing too. Saturday October 17 & 24 3:00PM-5:30PM - $40/person $65/couple This workshop includes selecting a handmade stein design, funky or classic, then glazing it with high fire glazes. After we fire it for you, come back to crack open the kiln and test out your seasonal creation with a beer on us! We are partnering with East End Brewery for this … [Read more...]

I Made It! For the Holidays – Support Handmade this Holiday


Happy Holidays from I Made It! Market Don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase unique and few-of-a-kind handmade holiday gifts created by more than 50 local artists. This Market is produced in partnership with the Steel Valley Arts Council - visit artists in SVAC's Artspace 105 during the Market. For more information, visit I Made It! For the Holidays * Saturday, December 8 *2 - 8 pm Homestead Owls Club, 108 W. 8th Avenue, Homestead (end of Homestead Grays … [Read more...]