People in Pittsburgh know how work together. The multi-ethnic, multi-cultural heritage of the original labor force in the steel and coke plants lives on in the contemporary urban environment. This cultural vibrancy makes for fertile ground; new generations of makers and creators are thriving in the region, from potters to A.I. engineers.
Handmade goods delight the eye and the touch. Craftwork is also a joy to the craftsperson producing the pieces. But is there more to it than simple pleasure? Big-cheese academics seem to think so. Check out these books we’ve been enjoying.