Weekend at Touchstone

Do you know Touchstone Center for Crafts?  Located just an hour and half outside Pittsburgh, tucked in the lovely rolling hills of south-western PA is a real gem.  Touchstone has a 40 year craft history, offering ceramics, jewelry, enamel, textiles, glass blowing, blacksmithing, painting, and mixed media weekend and week long workshops. 

I taught a four-day workshop on liquid enameling techniques this last weekend and had a blast.  The class was small, giving me the chance to work one-on-one with the students and demoing a variety of techniques.   Here, I'm demoing a VERY high over fire, which creates some really juicy surfaces as the enamel begins to breakdown on the steel.