Please note: More Silent Auction Items will be posted as photos become available.

73 photo(s) Updated on: 02 Oct 2017
  • "Stand" - Josh Mitchel
  • "Strawberries, Pattern" - Maura Doern Danko
  • "Vaseline" - Maura Doern Danko
  • "Wool Hat 1" - Maureen Doern
  • "Wool Hat 2" - Maureen Doern
  • "Wool Hat 3" - Maureen Doern
  • "Bowl 1" - Elizabeth Lawrence
  • "Bowl 2" - Elizabeth Lawrence
  • "Bowl Copper" - Susan Filley
  • "Bowl Green" - Susan Filley
  • "Cup" - Brooke Millecchia
  • "Monster Face Vase" - Chad Parker
  • "Cards" - Erin Carlson
  • "Lampwork Earrings" - Anne Havel
  • "Lampwork Earrings" - Anne Havel
  • "Earrings" - Anne Havel
  • "Earrings" - Anne Havel
  • "Steel Champlevé Pendant & Chain" - Sharon Massey
  • "Floral Earrings" - Rachel Smith
  • "Long Squared Chain" - Heather Nuber
  • "Hand Forged Trowel" - Anna Koplik
  • "Escalante, Utah" - Joyce Werwie Perry
  • "Jam Jar" - Sunshine Cobb
  • "Teasle Cups" - Julie Wiggins
  • "Small Walnut Bowl" - Norb Duritsa
  • "Spatula" - Abraham Pardee
  • "Winds in Pinks" - Patty Thomas
  • - Glen Gardner
  • - Josh Kosker
  • "View from Pitt Vue Street - 40th Street Bridge" - William Pfahl
  • "Kiskiminetas/Allegheny R.R. Bridges" - William Pfahl
  • "Above Lock 5 on Allegheny River, September" - William Pfahl
  • "Old Sharpsburg Metal Works After the Rain" - William Pfahl
  • "Monongahela Incline, Pittsburgh" - William Pfahl
  • "Broom-stick Flask" - John Burkholder
  • "Slab-built Tripod Vase" - John Burkholder
  • "Broom-stick Flask, Woodfired" - John Burkholder
  • "Broom-stick Vase, Woodfired" - John Burkholder
  • "Porcelain Serving Tray" - Karen McKee
  • "Pendant" - Anonymous
  • "12 inch Aged Copper Heart Bowl" - Roy Adams
  • "Shibori Silk Scarf" - Janice Patrignani
  • "Scarf 3" - Susan Greenberg
  • "Scarf 2" - Susan Greenberg
  • "Scarf 1" - Susan Greenberg
  • "Silk Throw Pillow Cover" - Gudrun Garkisch
  • "Cloud Earrings" - Maia Leppo
  • "Cherry Chip & Dip" - Christy Culp
  • "Cup and Saucer Set" - Bridget Mayak
  • "On the Lookout" - Roger Hyndman
  • "Chew Mail Pouch" - Roger Hyndman
  • "Stool" - Thaddeus Mosley
  • "Tony Flask" - Travis Winters
  • - Joy Knepp
  • - Joy Knepp
  • - Dan Scully
  • "Teapot" - Mike Jabbur
  • "The Sun Rises" - Adrienne Heinrich
  • - Marc Yanko
  • "Brass & Balls" - James Shipman
  • "4-Legged Flat Sheet" - Caitlin Morris
  • "3-Legged Cone" - Caitlin Morris
  • "Set of Tea Candle Holders" - Dan Neville
  • "Belt Buckle" - Zach Lihatsh
  • "Glass Honey Bee and Comb" - Michael Mangiafico
  • "Amethyst Ring" - Wendy Thurlow
  • "D.P.W. Brooch" - Boris Bally
  • "Hand-blown Glass Bottles" - Michael Mangiafico
  • "Happy Summer Day" - Yulia Hanansen
  • "Flower Field" Stained Glass Mosaic - Yulia Hanansen
  • "Wood-fired Bowl with Floral Decals" - Justin Rothshank
  • "Wheel-thrown Porcelain Vase" - Mike Jabbur
  • "Blue Porcelain Bowl Wall Hanging" - Trevor King


A One Hour Flight over Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA

A Weeklong Getaway at Hidden Valley in a Private Luxury Mountain Retreat, Sleeps 12

A Private Studio Session in an Uptown Pittsburgh Art Studio: Introduction to Quilting - a 4 hour workshop for up to 4 people


Please Join Us and Experience the Impact of our Scholarship Program and 45 Years of Excellence in Art and Craft Education!

Artist of the Year, Adrienne Heinrich and Volunteer of the Year, Mary Ann Kormos as well as some of the Recipients of our Scholarship Program

Donation: Adults - $45, Children under 12 - $10
Includes: Admission and Participation in the 45th Anniversary Celebration, Registration for Silent Auctions, Tickets for Prize Drawings, Food, Desserts, Beverages: Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks, Live Jazz Music
Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Or Call:  724-329-1370

Activities Include: Silent AuctionStudio Demonstrations in Blacksmithing, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry and Metals, Activities for Youth, Reception in Blaney Lodge with Piano Jazz by Joshua Ben and Culinary Creations by Chef Meryl Elliot 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11AM - 3PM

If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation

During the 2017 season Touchstone hosted nearly 60 teen artists during Teen Week, welcomed workshop participants from 20 states including Canada, provided opportunities for 10 interns and 4 resident artists, watched children and adults learn new techniques, sharpen existing skills, network with other artists, and be inspired by our 150 acre campus. 

Gold Sponsors:


Paul & Diane Kiproff

Silver Sponsors:


Scott & Carol Whyel

Bronze Sponsors:


DiceCo Technologies, LLC

To become a sponsor for this event,
please contact us at 724-329-1370

Touchstone's annual fund raising event helps to provide for studio and campus operations and maintenance.  Our experiential learning environment is unique from any other in craft education. Working together, urban and rural artists from diverse age groups and varied demographics bring their distinct experiences, and share them in a setting where they live and work together under the tutelage of an expert in their craft. It is this type of inclusive, immersive experience that brings about truly transformative artistic growth. A workshop at Touchstone is an engaging experience where students are removed from the daily interferences of life. This rural location and campus environment provides students with the ultimate setting to focus solely on creating excellence in their art.  Help support Pennsylvania's only craft education center by attending the 45th Anniversary Celebration.

2017 Artist of the Year:
Adrienne Heinrich

Adrienne is an artist and educator, who believes that art stimulates creativity, which is an essential element of the human spirit. As a long-time supporter, Adrienne has promoted Touchstone as an educational institution that offers opportunities to exercise and polish artistic creativity. As Touchstone celebrates its forty-fifth anniversary, we honor Adrienne’s contribution to Touchstone’s reputation as an organization that serves the local as well as the national contemporary crafts culture.

2017 Volunteer of the Year:
Mary Anne Kormos

Mary Anne’s nature is to lend a helping hand. As a “Jane of all trades,” she has many skills to draw on when called upon for assistance. Fortunately for Touchstone, she never says no. She has an enthusiasm and appreciation for Touchstone and its mission and believes we all share the responsibility of supporting the arts and arts education. We thank Mary Anne for her efforts and all that she has given to Touchstone.

"Memory" Adrienne Heinrich, Cast Silicone, Wood, Ink

VOLUNTEERING: With over 100 workshops, symposiums, and special events per season delivered on over 150 woodland acres, Touchstone is always looking for an extra hand (or ten) to help out. If you have the time, expertise, and willingness to become a Touchstone volunteer, please call our staff‚ at 724-329-1370.

Thank you for supporting 
Touchstone Center for Crafts

Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Rd.
Farmington, PA 15437
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