Craft & Design

Abdulghaffar Abdulrahman
PA Cyber
Teacher: Talon Smith

“My pieces demonstrate my ways of thinking. Whether it is the necessity of darkness to contrast the light in things, the beauty of letting life take things its own way without overworking yourself, or the process of recovering from distress and damage, my work shows an honest eye from me to life.”

“Recovery in Progress Jeans” – Other


Shaina Abelev
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Jaquelynn Moyer

“Untitled” – Other


Leyla Allbrahimi
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Talon Smith

“My choice of creative medium for my work consists mostly of ceramic and digitally designed pieces. I create my artwork, not to communicate any idea or concept, but purely for its aesthetic value. Some of my pieces are partially inspired by the modern pop art movement of the 1950s and 1960s, with its vibrant colors and interesting form. I am a firm believer in the idea that anybody is capable of creating art, regardless of the experience or confidence of the artist. Overcoming that mental barrier was a huge step for me as it was the largest obstacle that impeded my artistic growth. Once I gained the confidence and security to try new mediums, the creative process became less about the fear of failure and more about the enjoyment and passion of creating.”

“Fruit Gummy” – Acrylic


Caleb Barazotto
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Jessica Fischer

“Untitled” – Metal
“Untitled” – Metal


Jensynia Baynes
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Teacher: Karen Page

“My artwork was heavily inspired by nature and wildlife. Nature is something that has always been prominent in my life, since early childhood. My deep love for nature has inspired me to create my art selections with this theme. I wanted to bring attention to all aspects of color, mood, temperature, and exploitation. Nature has such a huge impact on our daily lives that I wanted to represent it in a profound way. To convey the significance of wildlife I aimed to display nature in different forms. In some works I tried to show wildlife, while in other art pieces I tried to showcase human interaction with nature.”

“Mad in March” – Textile
“Morning Glory” – Textile


Alex Bayton
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Joseph Dunnabeck

“Emotions” – Metal


Sarah Blake
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Metalsmithing is like my getaway place–my happy place. Making artwork out of metal helps relieve my stress. I love letting people look at what I have made and especially having them purchase it for themselves.”

“Family Butterfly Mobile” – Metal
“Casted White Bronze Key” – Metal
“White Tiger Brooch” – Metal


Andrew Broderick
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Teacher: Claira Heitzenrater

“In my work I create fantasy worlds and practical objects. Additionally, in recent pieces, I have been exploring the concept of permanence in art and the idea that not all art is meant to last forever. Though I enjoy experimenting with a variety of media, watercolor, gouache, and fibers are my favorites.”

“Bee Shoes” – Other
“Bread Board” – Wood
“Mail Delivery Service” – Other


Elise Chu
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Susanne Hamelly

“Leaf Earrings and Necklace in Copper and Brass” – Metal


Cayden Davis
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Teacher: Heather White

“I make art because I can. I do it not to please others or myself, but because when I have the opportunities to make things, I take them.”

“Acketjay” – Textile


Demeka Dawson
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Key of Fate” – Metal
“Guardian Ring” – Metal
“Bell” – Metal


Thalia Dawson
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Autumn Falls” – Metal


Zoe Deline
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Joseph Dunnabeck

“Butterfly” – Metal


Maci Dixon
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Llama Belt Buckle” – Metal


McKenzie Fink
Pittsburgh Brashear
Teacher: Kelly Jane Walker

“As an artist I choose to express myself and my ideas through the depiction of others. In the future I hope to pursue a career involving mental health, which has greatly influenced my art. I illustrate figures from the music industry who have raised awareness about mental health and it’s significance as well as impacted me.”

“Untitled” – Other


Jordan Finkelstein
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Teacher: Shannon Pultz

“This cutting board was constructed with assorted woods by chopping, planing, and conditioning.”

“End Grain Butcher’s Block” – Wood


Melody Forrest
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Untitled” – Metal


Daynell Griffin
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Meghan Mager

“In my work I tried to use different elements of art to make it look more realistic. Each one of my pieces resembles things I see and feel. Each piece I make represents me because it shows something I love to do. If it seems more realistic, it brings “the me” out of it. Some are very colorful and some are black; it depends on how I felt at the time or what I was seeing.”

“Baby Koala” – Other


David Hutchins
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Untitled” – Metal


Mariska Isaac
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“Heathcliff” – Metal


Quinton Isaac
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Teacher: Melissa Lovingood

“I enjoy exploring many different mediums of art, including traditional pencil and paper, ceramics, metals, painting, and more. My main motivator for creating is to relieve stress, but I also enjoy making objects that are functional (jewelry and dishes mainly) and can be gifted to others.”

“Fuggler Brooch” – Metal


Troy Jacobson
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Meghan Mager

“I have presented my work through life experiences that shaped me as a person. I wanted to give the best representation of my challenges and strengths. My pieces describe who I am and who I strive to become.”

“Ducky Duck” – Fiber


Emily Jenkins
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Meghan Mager

“Through art I am able to express my feelings and personality. I think art plays an important role in my life, helping me through many hard situations. Art is the root to so much good in my life, and the pieces I chose to submit give a look into my life.”

“Whale” – Fiber


Jenna Khouri
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Jacquelynn Moyer

“Ring” – Metal


Maya King
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Jacquelynn Moyer

“Set” – Metal


Heather MacIntyre
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Lauren Garcia

“Bogeyman” – Metal


Laviyha Macon
Pittsburgh Brasher
Teacher: Amber Niedomys

“Upgrade Upcycle” – Textile


Rayna Manning-Thomas
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Michael Dean

“My Happy Place” – Metal


Shyah Massie
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Susan Massie

“Wallet” – Textile


Lydia McGeehan
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
Teacher: Shannon Pultz

“Each of my pieces are artworks that I have had new experiences with. Each is a different media or artistic style that I have not tried out before. This portfolio is very diverse and shows a wide range of skill, even showing some of my first pieces within that medium. I find it exciting being able to try out all these new and different art styles. Each one I find relaxing and/or fun to make on its own. I think that these pieces exemplify how I view art and experiment with it because they are all something different and new to me, but I still enjoyed making each one of them.”

“Necklace” – Mixed Media


Maryum Nader
Pittsburgh Brashear
Teacher: Kyle Foor

“Formal Wear” – Textile


Amisa Ndayikunda
Pittsburgh Brashear
Teacher: Amber Neidomys

“Kaka-mdogo” – Textile


Joseph Nowicki
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Michael Dean

“Bike” – Metal


Carlee O’Brien
Pittsburgh Obama
Teacher: Karing Coyne

“Untitled” – Textile


Anazia Pharrams
Pittsburgh Obama
Teacher: Karing Coyne

“Georemithee” – Textile


Grace Randall
Pittsburgh Obama
Teacher: Karing Coyne

“Nothing More Than Matter” – Textile


Tayron Ross
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Joseph Dunnabeck

“Big Rooster” – Metal


Ava Sandstrom
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Susanne Hamelly

“Linked Brass Necklace” – Metal


Mica Siegler
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Jaquelynn Moyer

“Untitled” – Metal


Khailil Tookas
Pittsburgh Allderdice
Teacher: Jacquelynn Moyer

“I have always been inspired to create art and jewelry and woodcrafts have always been especially interesting to me. I often aim to include a somewhat natural feeling or inspiration in my art.”

“Amethyst and Rose Quartz Necklace” – Mixed Media
“Arm Cuff” – Metal
“Wands” – Mixed Media


Darnaya Trowell
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Michael Dean

“My Bunny” – Metal


Zabura Uwingeneye
Pittsburgh Brashear
Teacher: Amber Niedomys

I Am An African
I am an African
Not because I was born there
But because my heart beats with Africa’s
I am an African
Not because my skin is black
But because my mind is engaged by Africa
I am an African
Not because I live on its soil
But because my soul is at home in Africa

When Africa weeps for her children
My cheeks are stained with tears
When Africa honours her elders
My head is bowed in respect
When Africa mourns for her victims
My hands are joined in prayer
When Africa celebrates her triumphs
My feet are alive with dancing
By: Wayne Visser

“African Style” – Textile
“Mixed” – Textile


Savannah Vidal
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Teacher: Abi Beddall

“Felt Butterfly” – Textile


Caitlyn Zimmerman
Pittsburgh Carrick
Teacher: Michael Dean

“Bird Cage” – Metal

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