2020 Archive

If you missed Touchstone’s First Virtual Open House on 9-26-2020, you can binge watch the videos here at any time.

Please check back on Oct. 2, 2021 for brand new content for our second Virtual Open House

Click for the LIVE! Noborigama Cam recording
(recorded 9-26-2020)

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Watch all the events, demonstrations, and activities online at any time

Campus Tours

EXPLORE Touchstone’s beautiful 150-acre campus and well-equipped studios without leaving the safety of your home. Learn about things to do in the Laurel Highlands.

Virtual Gallery Exhibitions

DISCOVER new artists, techniques, opportunities, and browse our virtual gallery exhibition. Hear conversations with professional and emerging artists.

Blacksmith, Jared Ondovchik giving a demo at the forge

VIEW demonstrations in blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, metals & jewelry, plein air painting, paper making, and weaving. Watch a live stream of the noborigama wood kiln being unloaded!

Sharif Bey shares his ‘Pathway to Professions’ in the arts

EXPERIENCE what it’s like to be a part of the creative community and have a chance to share your Touchstone Experience!

Pictured in header: Touchstone Intern Makena Henriksen giving a blacksmithing demo and Pittsburgh artist Jake Erie giving a glass demo during Touchstone’s 2019 Open House.

Artist & Craftsman Supply, Frontline Arts, Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, Boris Bally, Sharif Bey, Ed Claypoole, Ron Donoughe, Yoshi Fuji, Joy Knepp, Maia Leppo, Michael Nashef, Jared Ondovchik, William Pfahl, Kyle and Kelly Phelps, Kevin Rhode, Touchstone Friends, Interns and Staff.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the puppet making activity and nature walk have been postponed.

Thank You to Our Open House Sponsors and Supporters

Click to learn more about our Open House sponsors

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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.

Visit touchstonecrafts.org for more information


Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique three-seasons craft school located 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in the beautiful mountains of the Laurel Highlands. For more information,

Visit touchstonecrafts.org


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Farmington, PA 15437

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