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

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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

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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.

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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!!

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