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Alchemist Picnic 2021

  • Presentations
  • Demonstrations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Networking
  • Virtual Exhibition
  • Raffles

Hosted by Wayne Werner

October 7, 14, 21, and 28
Thursdays: 7:00-9:00pm


A virtual gathering on Thursday evenings in October for emerging artists, students and professionals working within the small metals/jewelry community. Choose one or all online sessions with exclusive access to recordings after the event.

2021 Presenters:


Foredom Flex Shaft

All participants who register for the full event will be entered in a raffle to win a brand new Foredom K2230 Flex Shaft kit ($350.00 value).

Donated by Wayne Werner and Foredom.

All participants who register for the full event will also have the option to submit one piece for the Virtual Alchemist Picnic Exhibition.


Good for a 2022 Touchstone Workshop. Registered Alchemist Picnic attendees (full event only) will be entered in a raffle to win 50% off tuition for any 2022 Touchstone workshop.

Winners will be drawn during the Virtual Exhibition on Oct. 28.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Thursdays in October from 7:00-9:00 pm (Eastern):

  • Oct. 7 - Harlan Butt with Brienne Rosner
  • Oct. 14 - Joyce J. Scott
  • Oct. 21 - Allegheny Metals Collective
  • Oct. 28 - Virtual Exhibition Reception

Register for one or all sessions.


  • Whole Event: $75
  • Per Session: $30



Registered participants will receive a link to join on Zoom using any computer or mobile device. All presentations will be recorded and made available for attendees until November 30, 2021.

Virtual Gallery Exhibition

Touchstone Center for Crafts will be hosting an online exhibition featuring the work of event participants. All registrants of the full Alchemist Picnic will be eligible to participate in the exhibition. Each participant will be allowed to submit one piece (image) for the Alchemist Exhibition. Touchstone will host a Virtual reception on Thursday October 28, 2021, where artists will be invited to share their techniques and ideas behind their work.


Please check back for the Virtual Gallery Exhibition.

Mission Statement: The Alchemist Picnic serves as a platform to bring together emerging artists, students, and professionals all working within the small metals/jewelry community. This event provides the time and space for artists to come together to network with others, share their work, as well as learn through lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and panel discussions. Through the Alchemist Picnic it is our hope that attendees leave with lifelong connections, inspiration, more insight into the small metals field, and having learned some new processes and techniques.

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.

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