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Pioneering Craft Education for Over 50 Years


Galleries Open to Visitors
May 1 - October 1

Fridays through Sundays 10AM - 4PM

or by appointment

Touchstone Galleries

#366 Hooks

MAY 1 – JUN 30


If you aren’t already "hooked" on blacksmithing, you will be after viewing this display of unique forged hooks created by Matt Jenkins of Cloverdale Forge in Manitoba, Canada! Jenkins proves there is no limit to the innovation and execution of making something as "simple" as a hook. Curated and produced by Cloverdale Forge and the Manitoba Craft Council, Manitoba, Canada and touring the USA by the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA).


Opening reception during Touchstone’s Open House on Saturday, June 3 from 11AM-4PM.

Distinctive Drinkware

MAY 28 – JUL 23



Touchstone 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!

2023 Instructors of Touchstone

JUL 14 – OCT 1


This exhibition showcases the creativity, talent, and technical expertise of our current workshop instructors. These professional, accomplished artists are invited from across the country to lead our workshops and successfully develop the skillsets of our workshop participants. A sampling of their works will include mediums of which are taught within our studios. Learn more about our 2023 instructors by viewing their bios on our website.


Pittsburgh Ceramics Collective

JUL 29 – OCT 1


The Pittsburgh Ceramics Collective is an organization whose mission is to help expose and unite ceramics artists, and project that community to the people of Pittsburgh. We do this in many forms, but mainly through Ceramixers (social events), pop-up sales, and exhibitions held throughout the region.


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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