Two Small Creations

Touchstone, like most craft schools, holds a weekly auction of student work as a fund-raiser for the school. Every Thursday evening, when classes are in session, there is an auction of student work. Sometimes, the auctions are quite lively and Continue reading →

Thad Mosley

Tomorrow is long past – sorry about that! I’ve been trying to create a post about Thad Mosley, but I find it hard to do so. How is it possible, in a mere blog post, to capture the essence of Continue reading →

Year Three

Pete Sternisha, a fellow student, arrived at Touchstone shortly before I did and, since we couldn’t check in yet, we wandered over to the firewood pile, where we had both found treasures in previous years. Pete pointed out a piece Continue reading →

Sculpting in the Woods

Touchstone Center for Crafts, near Farmington in the Laurel Highlands about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA, was founded in 1972 as the Pioneer Crafts Council. Originally, its focus was to preserve mountain crafts but it has since become a Continue reading →