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Photo of the Week: Glass-Furnace Builders

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This is the gang that just finished building a new furnace for the glass shop. The furnace-building workshop was lead by Mac Metz, Pablo Soto, and Jasen Johnsen.

 

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Here’s what they built. The new furnace incorporates a number of energy-efficiency improvements, allowing it operate with a significantly smaller burner than the furnace it is replacing.

 

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Action shot from Dave Somers, Penland’s director of facilities.

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Photo of the week: Flashdance, 1984

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Our archivist, Carey Hedlund, has been settling into the Penland archives this winter, finding gems like this photograph taken by Dan Bailey during the fall of 1984. The photograph was later used for a Penland catalog, and Dan left a note: “It was taken at night and each window was a separate flash exposure. Probably took a couple of hours to do.”

Each week, Carey sends us a photograph from the archive to post on the Penland Instagram account as part of #tbt or “throwback Thursday” (one of those new-fangled Internet hashtag phenomena you may already know about). Scroll through our Instagram feed here to see more of Carey’s selections.

“Somehow, window-dancing struck me as a lovely way to ring in the new year,” Carey notes about Dan’s picture.

 
 

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Photo of the week: Susan’s Greetings

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Penland gets quiet at this time of year. It’s good to know who your friends are, what they’re up to, and where the digital pyrometer is located. (Happy Holidays to all.)
 
 

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Photo of the week: Work-Week Style

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You may not have seen them on the catwalks of Paris and Milan, but nose warmers are in, especially here, where the temperature dropped to the teens as our diligent fellows moved furniture out of the Pines in preparation for its renovation–just one of the feats of strength and care they are performing this week for the school. Core fellow Tyler Stoll knitted these dazzlers for (left to right) Jerry Jackson, Taylor Shelton, Audrey Bell, Tyler (the creator himself), Joshua Kovarik, Will Lentz, and (in the front row) Jamie Karolich, Sarah Rachel Brown, Meghan Martin, Angela Eastman, and Emily Rogstad. Photograph by David Chatt.

 
 

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Photo of the Week: Tiny Shiny Sale

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Aran Galligan’s fall metals class hosted an open house and sale on Thursday afternoon. For a few hours, the Tiny Shiny Sale turned the upper metals studio into a delightful jewelry store, and everyone was delighted.

 

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Photo of the Week: Unintentional Installation

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Mixed media in Donna Brown’s natural dye class.

 

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Photo(s) of the Week: Core Show Slideshow

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Penland’s 2014 Core Fellows at the opening of their wonderful exhibition at Northlight on October 10. Click here for a slideshow with pictures from the opening and a few pieces by each person.

The core fellows (left to right) are Joshua Kovarik, Jamie Karolich, Emily Rogstad, Sarah Rachel Brown, Will Lentz, Tyler Stoll, Meghan Martin, Angela Eastman, Audrey Bell.

 

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