"Looking forward to viewing the submissions for the 2014 Touchstone / Crafthaus Workshop Scholarship. Last year's jury duty was super fun, but also excruciatingly difficult (as expected). We have a great line up of workshops this year,…"
"Erin, we are really excited to have you on campus working with Sharon! The semi-recent uptick in interest in steel from contemporary metals artists has special implications for Touchstone. As you may know, Touchstone is home to the…"
Thanks for making the connection. If you ever feel like coming up to Northern Pennsylvania, please look me up. I'd love to show you around the art department here and introduce you to the other artists in the area. - Cappy
Hi Adam, good to meet you, I appreciate you reaching out to make a connection with me (and other regional artisans). I will check in to see what is going on at Touchstone & feel free to send any info my way. ~Laura
The blue steel is reclaimed material...it was part of a mechanism that would be picked up with a tow motor and used to tilt/pour a 55 gallon drum. I cut the useable pieces of steel out, worked the surface, drilled holes/filed them square/rectangle, etc. The other elements of the boxes are forged from reclaimed material (spline gears, etc.) as well.
Yes, I would be interested in teaching a workshop at Touchstone. I've taught at Penland, Peters Valley and Haystack...and I'm on the board of Haystack School. I've heard many positive things about the studios at Touchstone. Hopefully, we can work something out.
"Melissa Cameron goes to SNAGneXt:
"At the modified and re-branded SNAG conference this year I'm very pleased to have been invited to speak in the SNAGspark portion of the program, where I will be giving a presentation entitled…"
"Alas! This is going to be a pattern for the future unless there is a change in how governments perceive the "value" within art or craft. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen as the media-government machine has done a fine job of…"
I've genuinely been run off my feet for the last couple of weeks, what with the change in modules for the students, my usual commitments as well as getting the new house ready to move into, so this is just going to be a super-fast resume of what…See More
"It is devastating to hear about the closing of the Museum of Contemporary Craft. I had exhibited my work there several times in the past. Under the leadership of Namita Wiggers, the Museum of Contemporary Craft had exhibitions about big ideas,…"