A visit to Into the Forest


If you just are unable to join in the opening weekend celebrations of Into the Forest in Pittsburgh PA on November 10 – 11, 2017, you can still experience the installation through December 3, 2017.

Where:   Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Dates:    November 10 – December 3, 2017

Hours:   Thursday through Saturday: 2 pm – 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

or by appointment (contact us at intotheforest17@gmail.com to arrange visit)

Closed Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving weekend

From The Forest Into The World!

Opening weekend celebrations of Into The Forest will feature Brigitte Martin as our Saturday morning forum keynote speaker.  Her talk, titled “From The Forest Into The World”, will draw upon her experience as a creative innovator and passionate leader in the international craft community.

Brigitte Martin headshot

Brigitte Martin is a traditionally trained goldsmith from Germany. Her jewelry has been
exhibited at the Museum of Art in Cleveland, and in galleries across the US.  Martin curates and juries exhibitions nationally and, in 2012, CBS media named her one of the best art curators in Pittsburgh, PA.  Martin was a featured panelist on NPR’s RADIO TIMES. Continue reading

Words from our contributors

J.2.14 - thank you notes

As Julie eloquently described during our Into the Forest presentation at Synergy4, the International Polymer Clay Association conference held in King of Prussia, PA on August 13-16, 2017:

When the three of us [Laura, Emily and Julie] got together and decided to throw out this call for contributions, we had no idea where it would lead. You saw earlier some of the fantastic pieces that we have accumulated. But there was an effect
that went beyond the objects. The emotional impact this collaboration has
on us as individuals, as a community or even as a member of the world.
This project brought out fears among novices about being “good enough”,
pride for those who took it as a challenge and overcame. Then there was the
joy of being a part of something bigger.

From our contributors’ own words –  Continue reading

How it all began

Adapted from an interview with Laura Tabakman, Julie Eakes and Emily Squires Levine, originally printed in International Polymer Clay, the official publication of the International Polymer Clay Association, May-June 2017.

Into the Forest- Colorado
Aspen Trees, Colorado

It began when Laura Tabakman suggested to Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes that they “go big!”.  Their original inspiration from a Colorado aspen forest was now a large-scale installation open to international polymer clay artists. This is their story. Continue reading