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Distinctive Drinkware

May 28, 2023 – July 23, 2023

Touchstone Center for Crafts is hosting a national juried exhibition that explores the idea of Distinctive Drinkware. Not just everyday mass produced consumer goods, but rather handcrafted items such as cups, shakers, cocktail spoons, bottle openers, and more. The focus of this exhibition is on the function and concept of not only the drinking vessel, but the objects and accessories used to create the drinks. Through the exploration of drinkware, this exhibition aims to serve as a platform to elevate the modern day experience of crafting and enjoying your favorite beverages!




This exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums with pieces that explore the idea of drinkware. This includes, but not limited to; cups, mugs, tumblers, glasses, bottle openers, cocktail spoons, strainers, shakers, bottle stoppers, cork screws, juicers, cocktail picks, cream and sugar sets, etc. Please submit original work that has been completed within the last three (3) years. Touchstone Center for Crafts reserves the right to reject any work that is not suitably prepared for exhibition or that differs from the original submission.


Entry Fee: $20 for up to five entries

Applications due March 31st


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Artwork pictured in images by Victoria Baron, Julia Castor, Martha Grover, Dan Tomcik, Sam Whitney, Kim Wright


1st Place: One 100% off tuition scholarship for any 2023 or 2024 Touchstone workshop
2nd Place: One 50% off tuition scholarship for any 2023 or 2024 Touchstone Workshop

Entries and Fees

$20 for up to 5 entries.
All entries must be received by March 31, 2023.

Pricing and Commission

All work must be for sale. Touchstone Center for Crafts shall sell the artworks at the retail price as specified by the artist.
Artists will be paid 60% of the retail price for sold work.

Shipping/Delivery of Artwork

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Touchstone Center for Crafts using UPS, or USPS. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from Touchstone.


  • February 1: Applications Open -
  • March 31: All submissions are due
  • April 21: Artists are notified
  • May 15: Deadline to receive artwork
  • May 28: Exhibition Opens
  • June 3: Exhibition Reception during Touchstone’s Annual Open House
  • July 23: Exhibition Closes
  • August 11: All unsold artwork must be picked up or shipped


Elizabeth Wells


Liz Wells is a ceramic artist from southeastern Ohio, living in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her BFA from Otterbein University and has completed long term residencies and internships since graduating in 2020. She is currently teaching clay and mixed media classes throughout Pittsburgh. In her own practice she creates clay vessels and sculptures that record the permanence of mark making. Her work had been exhibited throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.


Portrait of Liz Wells

Chris Lucibella


Chris Lucibella is a metal artist from southwest Colorado, working primarily in forged and fabricated steel. She creates metal sculpture, jewelry, household goods, commission works, and tools. She also teaches welding, blacksmithing, and other metalworking classes. She has a background in architectural ironwork and a passion for creating beauty out of what others regard as refuse. She is fond of cats.


Portrait of Chris Lucibella

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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