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Touchstone CENTER FOR CRAFTS

Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

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Touchstone Center for Crafts invites you to join us at Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater to celebrate

50 YEARS OF ADVANCING ARTS AND CRAFTS EXCELLENCE

Sunday, October 9, 2022  •  3:30PM to 7:00PM

Celebrate with us while strolling the grounds and house, enjoying cocktails, live music, seasonal buffet stations, and great company!

Touchstone's Executive Director, Lindsay Ketterer Gates and Frederick Bonci of LaQuatra Bonci Associates will present Touchstone's Vision for the Future.

Visit Touchstone's special exhibition, Touchstone: A Half-Century of Craft.

Works from the exhibition along with additional pieces will be available through an online auction for the duration of the exhibition (October 9 - December 31, 2022).

2023 Workshop Schedule will be available online Friday, November 25th

LOOK FOR AN EXCITING LINEUP OF 1-5 DAY IMMERSIVE CRAFT WORKSHOPS

 

Artwork pictured by 2022 Instructors: Glenn Horr, Melissa Weiss, Carolyn Pierotti, Isaac Beachy, Jim Bové, Gasali Adeyemo.

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We're Hiring!

Office & Gallery Coordinator 

Full-time, year round position
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Our Gallery Hours*
Thursday - Saturday 10am – 4pm
or by appointment
*Closed on Sundays

Path of the Flame and Back & Forth

Please join us at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media

Fri., Sept. 30th 6-8pm

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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

Touchstone Experience

"Every day it became more and more apparent just how immersed we were in the company of unbelievably talented and fascinating people."

~ Workshop Participant - 10/09/2020

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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.

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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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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