A Maker’s Mark: Touchstone’s Innovative Expression

An exciting exhibition curated by Touchstone’s 2018 Summer Staff! Visit Clay Place at Standard in Carnegie, PA for an exhibition highlighting the talents of the many artists that Touchstone would not be the same without, and representing the various crafts that Touchstone cultivates.  

Clay Place at Standard has teamed up with Pennsylvania’s Touchstone Center for Crafts for an eclectic exhibition of work from artists who have inspired the 2018 Summer Staff and Resident Artists at the residential craft school. Each season, Touchstone provides opportunities for artists to live and work on the 150-acre campus, while learning studio management and working on their craft. The experience offers the chance for these emerging artists to network with some of North America’s finest artisans who come to Touchstone to teach and learn through immersive craft workshops.

Pulling from Touchstone’s Artists of the Year, instructors, members and friends, the staff invited artists near and dear to Touchstone to show work alongside the current staff. Artists exhibiting include: Katie Adler, Erika Broas, Meg Burke, Aaron DeShields, Norb Duritsa, Ed Eberhardt, Glen Gardner, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, Maddi Graybill, Morgan Herman, Roger Hyndman, Katie Konrad, Anna Koplik, Dan Kuhn, Stacy Larson, Maia Leppo, Michael (Fig) Mangiafico, Janice Patrignani, Chuck Purviance, Dean Simpson, Dan Tomcik, Nathanael Weiss, Wayne Werner, Sam Whitney, and Travis Winters.

The exhibition begins Oct. 7 and concludes Feb. 22 at Clay Place at Standard in Carnegie, PA. Displayed artwork includes Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Glass, Metals & Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking, and other mediums. This will be the first multi-medium art exhibition hosted at the gallery, which is located at Standard Ceramic Supply. In addition to showcasing artwork, the exhibit will highlight stories of how Touchstone has made an impact on each participants’ life. Through this exhibition of artwork and words, spectators can experience the magic of Touchstone Center for Crafts.

A public reception is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2–5 p.m. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Clay Place at Standard is located at Standard Ceramic Supply, 1 Walnut St., Carnegie, PA 15106. The exhibition will run until Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Items will be available for sale.

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.

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