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PENLAND SCHOOL of CRAFTS – 2018 to Spring 2019 Schedule

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Date(s) - 03/03/2018 - 04/22/2019
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Penland School of Craft


Community Open House

The 2018 Penland School of Crafts community open house is Saturday, March 3 from 1-5 PM. A range of craft activities will take place around the Penland campus, from making a clay pot on a potter’s wheel to forging steel into a hook at the anvil. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this community event!

Annual Benefit Auction

The 2018 Benefit Auction will take place Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 on the Penland campus. This gala weekend is a celebration of creativity and community made possible by the many artists, volunteers, and friends who support Penland. Tickets are required for the event and will go on sale in the spring.
Read more about the auction here.

Scholarship Auctions

Penland sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs. No admission charged.

Auctions take place at 8:00 PM in the Flex building at Penland.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gallery Exhibitions & Receptions


I dwell in Possibility 

Unconventional work by Penland instructors
March 27 – May 13
Reception: Saturday, March 31, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Personal | Universal
Narrative work in craft
May 29 – July 15
Reception: Saturday, June 2, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Contemporary studio glass
July 31 – September 16
Reception: Saturday, August 4, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Conversation | Pneuma
Christopher Colville + Maggie Jaszczak
October 2 – November 18
Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4:30 – 6:30 PM


GATHER | Eat, Drink, Enjoy
Blown glassware for the table
March 30 – May 20
Reception: Saturday, March 31, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Ceramics | Jenny Mendes
June 1 – July 8
Reception: Saturday, June 2, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

WEAR | Contemporary Jewelry
August 3 – September 9
Reception: Saturday, August 4, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Bright House | Eleanor Anderson + Ellie Richards
October 5 – November 11
Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Fall 2018 Workshops

Fall Concentration
September 23 – November 16, 2018

Fall One-Week Session I
October 7-13, 2018

Fall One-Week Session II
October 21-27, 2018

Fall One-Week Session III
November 4-10, 2018

Spring 2019 Workshops

Spring Concentration
March 10 – May 3, 2019

Spring One-Week Session I
March 24 – 30, 2019

Spring One-Week Session II
April 7-13, 2019

Spring One-Week Session III
April 21-27, 2019

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