Alchemist Picnic: A Mid-Atlantic Metals Retreat Hosted by Wayne Werner

Event Details

Alchemist Picnic: A Mid-Atlantic Metals Retreat Hosted by Wayne Werner

Time: May 3, 2014 at 9am to May 4, 2014 at 5pm
Location: Touchstone Center for Crafts
Street: 1049 Wharton Furnace Road
City/Town: Farmington
Website or Map: http://touchstonecrafts.org/C…
Phone: 724.329.1370
Event Type: retreat
Organized By: Wayne Werner
Latest Activity: Jan 26

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

May 3–4
Alchemist Picnic: A Mid-Atlantic Metals Retreat 

hosted by Wayne Werner

All Levels | $70

Weekend Event

The Alchemist Picnic is a gathering of metalsmiths and jewelers from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This weekend event is hosted by Wayne Werner, renowned for his metalsmithing expertise, jewelry design, musical talent, and ebullient personality. He is the perfect emcee for this lively new event and Touchstone is the ideal setting with its beautiful woodland campus and well-equipped metals studios. As Pennsylvania’s only residential craft school, Touchstone’s convenient geography makes it the ideal mid-Atlantic platform for the Alchemist Picnic to take flight. In addition, Touchstone is holding a workshop giveaway during the Saturday evening auction through which a lucky attendee can win an all-expense-paid* summer workshop in the Metals Studio.

Aspiring students, emerging makers, and seasoned professionals are all invited to share their creative and professional journeys. Alchemist Picnic offers a rare opportunity to network for your guild, school, and/or organization, as well as share your own talents and aspirations with a regional community of metals artists. Alchemist Picnic is a weekend rendezvous designed to build community, share information, swap goods, exchange services, and absorb ideas.

Demonstrations will be held each morning and demonstrators include Wayne Werner, Sharon Massey, and Todd Pownell. Guild and personal presentations will take place in the afternoon with roundtable discussions on professional practices going on in the early evening. A tool swap and tool demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. One exciting bonus is that the Sixth Annual Jim Campbell Hammer-In will also be going on that weekend at Touchstone, and we look forward to many opportunities for creative cross-pollination.

We encourage all metals and jewelry enthusiasts to bring an artful object or metalsmithing tool to donate to the auction. All proceeds will go to scholarships for Touchstone workshops.

*Includes workshop tuition and room/board. Materials fees are not included and must be paid separately.

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Alchemist Picnic: A Mid-Atlantic Metals Retreat Hosted by Wayne Werner to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by Adam Kenney on January 12, 2014 at 9:10am

JM, sorry it's been corrected. It's a 9am start time. Just click on the Alchemist Picnic title in the event description or click here to learn more. The fee for the weekend is $70 which includes meals. The only add on depends on the lodging option you choose, from a residence hall room to camping. The asterisk refers to the workshop we are giving away that weekend during the auction. FYI, we'll have our Jim Campbell Hammer-In going in the same weekend. There will be some fun crossovers. Metal-fest at Touchstone for sure. 

Comment by Jan Maddox on January 11, 2014 at 5:37pm

I need more info - it begins at 9 in the evening?  I could not find a fee although there is a * at end just above saying it includes workshop tuition and room/board.   Jan Maddox

Comment by Jennifer Jordan Park on January 10, 2014 at 10:59am

Sounds great! Will plan on attending if my Saturday workshop is cancelled.

Comment by sid caldwell deaghlan on January 9, 2014 at 10:57pm

this sounds rad! will be sorry to miss it.

Comment by Sandra Murray on January 9, 2014 at 3:20pm
This sounds wonderful and I'm sorry I can't attend! Thank you for inviting me and good luck with this exciting event.
Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 9, 2014 at 3:02pm

So sorry that I am not in the area anymore. This is going to be great!!

Attending (1)

Might attend (7)

Not Attending (5)

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

Latest Activity

Mark Fenn - Studiofenn and Lieta Marziali are now friends
2 hours ago
The Justified Sinner posted a status
"Excellent video about the work of one of my favourite jewellers in Scotland, @patbatcom - http://vimeo.com/107965317"
6 hours ago
Maya Sabbatini posted photos
14 hours ago
Brigitte Martin and Maya Sabbatini are now friends
17 hours ago
Maya Sabbatini shared Brigitte Martin's discussion on Facebook
18 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Andrea Ring's photo
18 hours ago
Maya Sabbatini is now a member of crafthaus
18 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
18 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Exclusive October reader offer! 25% off our European jewellery ranges Usually we celebrate and promote mainly our British designer-makers at Jam, but this month we’re shining the spotlight on four of our European jewellers. Established German…"
19 hours ago
Andrea Ring posted photos
yesterday
Leisa Rich liked Brigitte Martin's group Crafthaus Project Grant 2014
Saturday
Leisa Rich joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
Saturday

Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service