Martha Todd, recipient of our 2014 UK Crafts Council fellowship, is tracking her time at Penland on her blog. She is taking Thaddeus Erdahl’s Nature Nurture workshop in clay. Read about her experience here.

Martha Todd, recipient of our 2014 UK Crafts Council fellowship, is tracking her time at Penland on her blog. She is taking Thaddeus Erdahl’s Nature Nurture workshop in clay. Read about her experience here.

sevgilove:

Killin it!! @micahglass @penlandschool #flameworking #glass #awesome

Shane Fero’s flameworking class visiting Micah Evans’s studio. Bottle mania.

sevgilove:

Killin it!! @micahglass @penlandschool #flameworking #glass #awesome

Shane Fero’s flameworking class visiting Micah Evans’s studio. Bottle mania.

penlandphotostudio:

Report from outside the photo studio… Check out how awesome this cement truck set-up is!! Part two… Progress is being made on the new drawing and painting and books studio. @penlandschool

penlandphotostudio:

Report from outside the photo studio… Check out how awesome this cement truck set-up is!! Part two… Progress is being made on the new drawing and painting and books studio. @penlandschool

melaniebreitermanart:

One year later Borosilicate Glass July 2014

Work by Melanie Breiterman, one of our students in Session 4.

melaniebreitermanart:

One year later
Borosilicate Glass
July 2014

Work by Melanie Breiterman, one of our students in Session 4.

Daniel Michalik’s Penland cork design workshop (running until August 5) has started their own Tumblr and we’re so glad. 

corkworkshop:

Cove cutting cork at 90° (things you should never do with a table saw and wood)

ericawine:

In March, I had the amazing opportunity to be a work study student at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, in David Eichelberger’s Form Focus hand building class.  These works were created using bisque molds and pinching.  The pieces are finished with terra sigilata.

I was interested in extracting characteristics in existing objects, so that they resembled the original, but were not exact replicas.  I still am interested in creating more permanant versions of disposable items, as well as exploring object attachment regarding banal, ephemeral possessions.

My search for ubiquitous objects continues. 

Our search does too, ericawine. Thank you for sharing these.

clockworkfeathers:

My haul out of the wood firing. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

Great fortune, @clockworkfeathers!

clockworkfeathers:

My haul out of the wood firing. #ceramics #penland #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

Great fortune, @clockworkfeathers!

leahumansky:

Penland school of crafts

We love it when you visit, poets.

jay-the-fox:

Brand new 18pt Sans Serif for the shop! (at Penland School of Crafts)


So shiny!

jay-the-fox:

Brand new 18pt Sans Serif for the shop! (at Penland School of Crafts)

So shiny!

clockworkfeathers:

I’m really lichen it here at #penland with all the fungis hanging around. #pun #sorrynotsorry #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)


We support this pun.

clockworkfeathers:

I’m really lichen it here at #penland with all the fungis hanging around. #pun #sorrynotsorry #penlandschoolofcrafts (at Penland School of Crafts)

We support this pun.

theenglishroom:

I am in arty heaven #art #artlove #arttour #penlandgallery #penlandschoolofcrafts @penlandschool #shopaholic (at Penland School)

theenglishroom:

I am in arty heaven #art #artlove #arttour #penlandgallery #penlandschoolofcrafts @penlandschool #shopaholic (at Penland School)

Enjoying this portrait of Daniel Michalik with our morning coffee. He’ll be at Penland teaching a workshop in experimental design using cork, July 20-August 5, and there’s one space left. Email registrar@penland.org to nab it.

Ruganzu Bruno designed and enlisted lots of help in creating the new Penland Luna moth sailing above the stage at Ridgeway. The Luna moth wings are filled with recycled plastic bottles and coffee cans.

vitrifiedstudio:

The last demo of the @penlandschool #slipcast / mold making workshop. I learned so much from teacher Heather Mae Erickson @hmaemaeceramics . I am so excited to take all of my new knowledge back to my studio and start to transform the @vitrifiedstudio line. Thanks Heather! I highly recommend her classes and workshops!

vitrifiedstudio:

The last demo of the @penlandschool #slipcast / mold making workshop. I learned so much from teacher Heather Mae Erickson @hmaemaeceramics . I am so excited to take all of my new knowledge back to my studio and start to transform the @vitrifiedstudio line. Thanks Heather! I highly recommend her classes and workshops!

nine1oh:

Darkroom printing like the dinosaurs (at Penland School of Crafts)

nine1oh:

Darkroom printing like the dinosaurs (at Penland School of Crafts)