I just got back from a week at Penland. Our teacher was the fabulous Amy Lemaire, assisted by the wonderful Carmichael Jones. I had 3 excellent classmates. We worked our butts off for a week, and we learned so much in that short time.
parakeetfarmer:

Penland Currency #penland #backtoreality #exchangerates #coins

WE WANT TO CONVERT TO THESE, Amy.

parakeetfarmer:

Penland Currency #penland #backtoreality #exchangerates #coins

WE WANT TO CONVERT TO THESE, Amy.

villalillajewelry:

Nothing like finishing your first successful flush setting… Especially when its in steel! I have avoided this for so long, but the time has come to do some tiny-shiny. #penlandschoolofcrafts thanks @benjamindory!!! For the lessons, and the experience. (at Penland School of Crafts)

Congrats, villalillajewelry.

villalillajewelry:

Nothing like finishing your first successful flush setting… Especially when its in steel! I have avoided this for so long, but the time has come to do some tiny-shiny. #penlandschoolofcrafts thanks @benjamindory!!! For the lessons, and the experience. (at Penland School of Crafts)

Congrats, villalillajewelry.

sarahrachelbrown:

the Core Fellows yearly exhibition is this Friday| putting some finishing touches on my ruby + silver ring pictured center | did any jewelers pick up on that pun?
#coreshow2014 #exhibition #ring #jewelry #rubies #silver #sarahrachelbrown #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland Metals Studio)

sarahrachelbrown:

the Core Fellows yearly exhibition is this Friday| putting some finishing touches on my ruby + silver ring pictured center | did any jewelers pick up on that pun?

#coreshow2014 #exhibition #ring #jewelry #rubies #silver #sarahrachelbrown #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland Metals Studio)

meanderworks:

Photos of Penland 2014 penlandschool. Here I worked in the metals studio experimenting with some enamelling techniques, looked at plants and stayed up til 2 every morning talking with my roommate! #penlandcoreretreat #somethingsneverchange #metal

Speechless.

samolivr:

Collab auction pieces, sgraffito by @yotburd forms by moi #penlandschoolofcrafts #clay #ceramics #sgraffito #pottery

A sweet, sweet, sweet Penland collaboration.

samolivr:

Collab auction pieces, sgraffito by @yotburd forms by moi #penlandschoolofcrafts #clay #ceramics #sgraffito #pottery

A sweet, sweet, sweet Penland collaboration.

We walked into Jane Wells Harrison’s encaustic and mixed media class this morning to find Richard Diebenkorn’s ‘Seated Woman’ on her computer screen. The class is thinking about contour today. Keep up with their daily themes—based on terms found in Tim McCreight’s book Design Language— and other inspirations here.

We walked into Jane Wells Harrison’s encaustic and mixed media class this morning to find Richard Diebenkorn’s ‘Seated Woman’ on her computer screen. The class is thinking about contour today. Keep up with their daily themes—based on terms found in Tim McCreight’s book Design Language— and other inspirations here.

"The course [I took at Penland] was an introduction to weaving and was titled “The Language of Weaving.” It was taught by Tali Weinberg, the current executive director of the Textile Society of America. I was expecting to be amongst the youngest in the class, but to my surprise I was on the older end of the scale in our class made up of 12 women. And some really extraordinary women at that.”—read more about Holly Pocsai’s Penland experience on White Elephant, a blog for her shop in Hamilton, Ontario.

Shina plywood with drawing transferred onto the block, first state carved and inked with split fountain, locked up in the bed of a Vandercook SP-15. Shina plywood with drawing transferred onto the block, second state carved and inked with split fountain, locked up in the bed of a Vandercook SP-15. Shina plywood with drawing transferred onto the block, later state carved and inked with split fountain, locked up in the bed of a Vandercook SP-15. Natural's not in it. The morning fog occulting the hills. Tiny type, but still too large to be to scale on my rendering of the letterpress. Oh well...it's fantasy Reduction woodcut self-portrait with Vandercook SP-15 Letterpress.

astropress:

In August I took a reduction woodcarving class with Katie Baldwin at Penland School of Crafts.

Reduction woodcut self-portrait with Vandercook SP-15 Letterpress. Prose poem handset in Bembo on reverse. Postcard, edition of 30.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting more photos and reflections on my time there. (Click pictures for descriptions.)

numericallycontrolled:

Here are the final two pieces made in Randy Johnson’s #cnc course @ #penland ,# triangle #cherry #wood boxes. #philipgann #fineart #fineartist #sculpture #love #me #sf #nc by redringphily — http://ift.tt/1qswO40

numericallycontrolled:

Here are the final two pieces made in Randy Johnson’s #cnc course @ #penland ,# triangle #cherry #wood boxes. #philipgann #fineart #fineartist #sculpture #love #me #sf #nc by redringphily — http://ift.tt/1qswO40

abigailmchrist:

Tried my hand at cane cups my second session at Penland School of Crafts. I think I shall continue this endeavor!

Please do!

abigailmchrist:

Tried my hand at cane cups my second session at Penland School of Crafts. I think I shall continue this endeavor!

Please do!

clairesommersbuck:

Soul Sisters @amytavern 👊🍩 (at Penland School of Crafts)

Awww.

clairesommersbuck:

Soul Sisters @amytavern 👊🍩 (at Penland School of Crafts)

Awww.

Summer's End: Penland, Mountains, Death →

ctylerjewelry:

It’s been a very long summer.

I would like to write more about the beginning and middle of the summer, but the end of it is too present in my mind to catch up with all the earlier news.

I spent the first two weeks of the summer assisting Linda Threadgill in the Penland School of Crafts metal…

Thank you for writing this, ctylerjewelry.

organicallyadorned:

My view of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the next 10 days while I learn lost wax casting 🙌 @penlandschool

organicallyadorned:

My view of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the next 10 days while I learn lost wax casting 🙌 @penlandschool

penlandphotostudio:

More student work from Jerry Spagnoli’s daguerreotype workshop. #penlandschool #daguerreotype

penlandphotostudio:

More student work from Jerry Spagnoli’s daguerreotype workshop. #penlandschool #daguerreotype