With business resuming after a long winter and spring of COVID closures, Standard Ceramic is glad to welcome a new employee in the retail shop. Lindsey Pauline, a native of Ridgeway, PA, has been helping customers in the retail shop since the end of July.
A graduate of Slippery Rock University with a BFA in Studio Arts, Pauline concentrated her studies in Ceramics. She spent a couple years working independently in Slippery Rock, while earning a living in retail sales. She makes figurative sculptural pieces with a focus on the human form and face, along with symbols of home. Since her move to Carnegie, she has set up a small studio in a walk-in closet in her apartment.
Pauline enjoys helping Standard’s customers in the shop and on the phone. She says, “I always find that I learn something new when I help a customer solve a problem. And, the shop is an awesome networking tool!”
Stop by the shop and say hello to Lindsey the next time you visit Standard.
With a 75-year history as one of Pittsburgh’s major arts organizations, Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media (PCA&M) has weathered many changes. Founded as a conglomeration of individual art groups in 1945 as The Arts and Crafts Center, it grew to become a nexus for art education and exhibition with a unified vision and strong leadership. When the center’s current Executive Director, Kyle Houser joined the organization in 2013, a decade of uncertainty had left the group in financial difficulty and organizational turmoil. Houser’s dedication to rebuilding the center’s strengths contributed to a major reorganization in late 2019. Houser says, “2020 was the year to turn the ship around. Unfortunately, in March, we hit an iceberg.”