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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

DETOUR: Wharton Furnace Road is closed Between Fayette Springs Road and Touchstone. follow the detour – from Rt. 40, Take Rt. 381/Elliottsville Road, in 2.4 miles turn right onto workman road, 2 miles to Touchstone

This weekend only (Sat & Sun): Touchstone's Galleries will be closed. Please join us at Tissue Farm in Confluence, PA for the opening of Business/Front | Party/Back - an exhibition organized by Touchstone's 2022 Interns. Click for more information
NEW Gallery Hours (beginning next week)* Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm. *Closed on Sundays.

Touchstone’s 50th Anniversary is a tremendous milestone, and we look forward to celebrating with you. It is also the perfect moment to activate our vision for the future.

THE NEXT 50 YEARS DEPENDS ON THE GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY TODAY

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2022 WORKSHOPS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

Weekend and Weeklong Immersive Craft Workshops and Date Nights!

 

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Artwork pictured by 2022 Instructors: Ellen Durkan, Melissa Weiss, Julie Snidle, Michael Mangiafico, Jim Bové, Gasali Adeyemo.

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Our Galleries will be closed Sat., Aug. 13 and Sun., Aug. 14. Please join us at Tissue Farm in Confluence, PA for the opening of Business/Front | Party/Back - an exhibition organized by Touchstone's 2022 Interns.
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NEW Gallery Hours*
beginning August 18th
Thursday - Saturday 10am – 4pm
or by appointment
*Closed on Sundays

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Scholarships:

"Touchstone helped me discover myself as an artist. The warm teachers, welcoming environment, and the scholarship I received made creating art fun and accessible."

~ Marlene Scott - 03/03/2022

Scholarships:

"What a fantastic opportunity! Sometimes people say they can’t afford workshops like this, but these scholarships help offset and cover expenses. It really does open up opportunities for people."

~ Andrew Thornton - 10/09/2020

"It was an honor to rebuild the noborigama wood kiln for Touchstone. For years ahead, crews will gather to fire - creating a new history and mythology around this kiln. Some will be friends, some strangers becoming friends, some fall in love, all will be touched and changed by the immersive engagement with fire the kiln offers."

~ Kevin Crowe - 10/09/2020

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Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique three-seasons craft school located 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in the beautiful mountains of the Laurel Highlands, near Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Ohiopyle State Park, and Nemacolin Resort. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional crafts. Today, this unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals & jewelry, glass, drawing & painting, and special topic areas. As Pennsylvania's premier craft school, Touchstone offers beginning and seasoned artists 1-5 day workshops taught by some of North America's finest artisans.

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Over 20 on-demand videos available to watch any time for free! Experience what it’s like to be a part of this creative community.

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Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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