Photos from the 45th Anniversary Celebration...

45th Anniversary Celebration Album

Touchstone is a unique three-seasons craft school located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, only 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone's original mission was to foster interest in the preservation of traditional mountain crafts. Today, this unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in addition to traditional and historic methods in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals, textiles, glass, oil and watercolor painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.  As Pennsylvania's only residential craft school, Touchstone offers both beginners and seasoned artists more than one hundred week-long and weekend courses taught by some of North America's finest artists and artisans.


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    • 02 Dec 2016
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • Touchstone Center for Crafts

    Give the Gift of Craft!

    Do you have a significant other in your life that is looking to expand their artistic horizons? Are you looking for the ultimate gift for the serious maker in your life? As you know, Touchstone is the only residential craft school in Pennsylvania offering an unparalleled creative experience for aspiring amateurs and professional artisans alike. Give the gift certificate that will enable them to pursue their passion.

    Gift certificates may be applied to all workshop related fees, lodging, meals packages, and/or purchases in our Bea Campbell Gallery Store and the Iron Gate Gallery.

    Click here to read the Terms and Conditions of Touchstone Gift Certificates

    Contact Touchstone at or call 724-329-1370 if you have any questions about this wonderful gift opportunity.


Touchstone celebrates 45 Years!

View the 2017 catalog

Touchstone Center for Crafts just finished up their 45th season of workshops!  Click the cover photograph and you will be taken to the full 2017 catalog, where you can view the variety of workshops we offer.

 Our 2018 Catalog will be available online November 27, 2017 

Please check back!

Touchstone Bulletin Board:
Touchstone Center for Crafts
1049 Wharton Furnace Rd.
Farmington, PA 15437
T: 724.329.1370
T: 800.721.0177 
F: 724.329.1371
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