Touchstone 2020 Interns

Meet Touchstone’s Second Group of 2020 Interns…

 Jessica Howerton

Jessica is a metalsmith who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals from Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft. Her work focuses on the collection and preservation of both childhood memories and found objects. Jessica enjoys making work that encompasses intricate details and simplistic designs.

Instagram: @metalsmithextraordinaire

Live Demo: Tuesday, September 1 
7:00 PM (Eastern)

Julia Castor

Julia is a ceramic artist and a fine art painter from Bucks County, PA. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world and art history, among other things. She is extremely excited and humbled to be part of the Touchstone team this year, and to have the chance to work and grow as an artist on Touchstone’s beautiful campus in the Laurel Highlands.


Live Demo: Tuesday, September 8 
7:00 PM (Eastern)

Meghan Burke

Meg is a New Jersey transplant now living in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a ceramic artist specializing in handbuilt wood fired pottery. This is Meg’s fourth season at Touchstone. She is very excited to be back in the ceramics studio at Touchstone and firing the wood kiln once again.

Instagram: @meghanburkestudio

Live Demo: Tuesday, September 15 
7:00 PM (Eastern)

Watch the LIVE Streams on Instagram!
Intern Artist Demos

September 1, 8, & 15 – Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (Eastern)
Throughout the summer, we’ll be checking in to the studios to see what our Interns are working on.

Watch the live demonstrations using the Instagram app or at

  1. Follow @touchstonecenterforcrafts on Instagram

  2. Tune in at the times listed

  3. Tap or click on our profile picture (teasel logo) to view the live video

  4. Links to the videos will be posted below at a later date

Click to Watch Recordings of Previous Intern Artist Demos…

All of our 2020 Interns will be organizing an exhibition and sale during our Virtual Open House…

Save the Date – Saturday, September 26th

Touchstone’s First Virtual Open House

We’re bringing Touchstone to you! Join us online Sat, Sept. 26th from 11am to 4pm for live demonstrations, campus and studio tours, online art activities and more!

More Information Coming Soon!

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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