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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50+ Years

ONLINE BENEFIT AUCTION

Touchstone: A Half-Century of Craft

Celebrating 50 years of Touchstone Center for Crafts

OCTOBER 9 - DECEMBER 31, 2022

Online bidding ends at 11:55 PM on December 31, 2022.

All proceeds from the auction to benefit Touchstone Center for Craft's 50th Anniversary.

WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2023 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

2023 WORKSHOPS NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Choose from over 60 5-Day and weekend workshops in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Glass, Metals & Jewelry, & Special Topics

Additional workshops, Date Nights, Youth Programming, Events and Exhibitions to be announced.

Applications for Scholarships, Internships, Residencies, and Teen Week will be available in January.

 

Artwork pictured by 2023 workshop instructors: Anne Bujold, Lynne Hobaica, Kelly Leahy Radding, Leah Nietz, Eric Burris, and Geoffrey Gorman

Our Campus and Galleries are closed for the season.

Open to visitors June through September.

A Half-Century of Craft Exhibition

in the Speyer Gallery at Fallingwater until Dec. 31st

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2023 Gift Cards

Available in any amount

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SAVE THE DATE

Annual Open House

Saturday, June 3, 2023

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Workshops

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Exhibitions

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Events

Touchstone’s 50th Anniversary is a tremendous milestone! 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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ABOUT

Celebrating 50 Years! 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.

Experience Touchstone's Virtual Open House

A collection of videos available to watch any time for free! Includes campus tours, artist talks, and demonstrations! 

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Experience what it’s like to be a part of this creative community.

Supporting creatives and rural communities.

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For general inquiries, please email info@touchstonecrafts.org

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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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