Wintertime Communications

From December through February, the winter weather at Touchstone's woodland campus can be especially harsh. Any inclement weather seems to have a debilitating effect on office operations. As a result, the staff will occasionally work remotely, where phone lines, road conditions, and internet connections are more reliable. If you call during office hours, and fail to reach a staff member, please leave a message. We will address your questions and/or concerns as expeditiously as possible. The most reliable method of communication with a staff member during these three months of unpredictable weather is email. Don't worry! Touchstone's campus conditions are quite nice from April through September when workshops take place.

Your request is important to us.

Please note that the answers to many of the questions we receive can be found on our About Touchstone and/or Workshop pages. If these resources do not answer your question(s), you are welcome to contact us at

Contact Information

Touchstone Center for Crafts

1049 Wharton Furnace Road

Farmington, PA 15437

Tel: 724-329-1370

Tel: 800-721-0177

Fax: 724-329-1371

Fall and Winter Season Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday Closed


Shauna Soom, Executive Director

Stefanie Glover, Operations Manager

Dean Simpson, Marketing Manager

Travis Winters, Programming Manager

Meryl Elliott, Culinary Manager 

Daniel Tomcik, Facilities and Grounds Coordinator

Holly Lemansky, Bookkeeper

Corrine SimmonsStudent Affairs Coordinator

Ed Eberhardt, Kitchen Assistant

Studio Advisors

Bridget Mayak, Sarah's (Youth) Studio Advisor

Wayne Werner, Metals Advisor

Sharon Massey, Metals Advisor

Adrienne Grafton, Metals Advisor

Joe Shepler, Painting Advisor

Dan Kuhn, Ceramics Advisor

Jerry Wagner, Ceramics Advisor

Daniel Tomcik, Ceramics Advisor

Michael Mangiafico, Glass Advisor

Andrew Tischler, Glass Advisor

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


Touchstone is pleased to receive support from the following individuals, agencies, foundations, trusts, and individuals whose generosity contributes to the success of Touchstone's artistic and educational activities.


Carolyn Blaney

Community Foundation of Fayette County

Eden Hall Foundation

Eberly Foundation

Fine Foundation

The Grable Foundation

The Heinz Endowments

The Jack Buncher Foundation

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

PNC Charitable Trust

R.K. Mellon Family Foundation

Touchstone also sincerely thanks the individual donors and members whose generosity of time, expertise, and resources make the artistic, educational, and outreach programs possible. Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with applicable law. The official registration and financial information of Pioneer Crafts Council, d/b/a Touchstone Center for Crafts, may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration or contribution does not imply endorsement.
Board of Directors

Colleen Ramsay Hoesch, President

Eben Myers, Vice President
Diane DeNardo, Secretary
Sue Jamiolkowski, Treasurer

Mary Len Hajduk

Daryl Hutson

Jan Kerr

Diane Kiproff, DMD

Gene Kravits

Jim Turnbull   

Lynda Waggoner

Scott Whyel

John Wilson


Emeritus Board Members

Frank Golba

Elizabeth Lawrence

Teruyo P. Seya

Richard Sheppard

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