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Pennsylvania’s Premier Craft School


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Touchstone's Second Virtual Open House

Tours, Talks, Demos, and More!

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.



In 2022, Touchstone Center for Crafts will celebrate 50 years of craft education in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. 
Watch for special anniversary events, increased scholarship opportunities, and an exciting lineup of workshops in 2022.

Artwork pictured by 2021 Instructors: Glenn Horr, Richard James, Frontline Arts, Jake Erie, Paige Tibbe, Yoshi Fujii

Events & Exhibitions

thru OCT. 16

ReJoined: A Collection of Forged Works

Offsite Exhibition at Off the Rails Gallery in ArtHouse6

126 Walnut St., Johnstown, PA 15901



Alchemist Picnic 2021

A Virtual Gathering featuring Presentations, Demonstrations, and Panel Discussions.


Thursday evenings in October

Registration Is Still Open!



Touchstone Gallery Exhibitions

Galleries are no longer open on the weekends.

Please call 724-329-1370 for an appointment


Touchstone requires that face masks be worn in all indoor spaces on campus.

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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 Woodlands 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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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 stands in solidarity with the Black community and 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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