Photo of the Week – The Penland Sketchbook http://penland.org/blog The official Penland School of Crafts blog Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:29:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 http://penland.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Photo of the Week – The Penland Sketchbook http://penland.org/blog 32 32 UFO Landing http://penland.org/blog/2018/01/ufo-landing/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:01:47 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9950

On Monday morning, these friendly UFOs were spotted over the knoll delivering the first batch of Penland winter residents to campus—or maybe they were just a trio of stop-in-your-tracks-for-a-photo lenticular clouds?

 

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Josh Speaks http://penland.org/blog/2017/12/josh-speaks/ Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:12:56 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9908

Iron student Josh Toller, being interviewed for a Penland video back in November. Josh attended the fall iron concentration with a Glassroots-Penland Fellowship, a grant-funded program that provides scholarships for students recruited through Glassroots in Newark, New Jersey. “At this monastery for the hands,” said Josh, “I have acquired a new found and deeper respect for artists and art itself, I have obtained an aesthetic that I am proud to call my own, and most importantly I have gained knowledge from those around me that I have lived with for two months.” Josh and his fellow travelers from Newark made a big impact on the fall session, and we hope to see them all here again in the future.

 

 

Support for the Penland-Glassroots Fellowship is provided by a grant from The Nicholson Foundation.

 

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Photo of the Week: Glass Shop Tux http://penland.org/blog/2017/11/photo-of-the-week-glass-shop-tux/ Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:58:57 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9815 Amy Young in Penland glass shop

Student Amy Young in regalia while working in the hot glass shop, assisted by instructor DH McNabb.

 

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Photo of the Week: Dovetails http://penland.org/blog/2017/10/photo-of-the-week-dovetails/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:11:49 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9736 Christina Boy at Penland

Instructor Christina Boy demonstrating hand-cut dovetail joints. During the demo we learned that there were dovetail joints in furniture entombed with mummies during the first Egyptian dynasty and also in the tombs of Chinese emperors. Thanks, Wikipedia.

 

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Photo of the Week: Work-Study Rules! http://penland.org/blog/2017/10/photo-of-the-week-work-study-rules/ Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:33:01 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9729

This is the lunch work-study crew on October 4 posing for our Giving Day campaign. Work-study scholarship students are a critical part of Penland’s labor force. They balance their time and energy between making beautiful work in the studios and washing dishes, staying on top of things in the dining hall, helping in the garden, etc., etc. We love our work-study students; they really do make Penland go.

 

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Photo of the Week: Abstraction http://penland.org/blog/2017/09/photo-of-the-week-abstraction/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:12:45 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9692 Sheridan Davenport at Penland School

Sheridan Davenport was a student this summer in an abstract painting workshop taught by Tonya D. Lee. Sheridan is a student at Xavier University in Ohio, where her advisor is Kelly Phelps, a regular instructor at Penland. Kelly encouraged her to apply for a scholarship to attend Penland. “I haven’t done much abstract work,” Sheridan said. “But I loved Tonya’s work so much that I had to take this class. It’s definitely opened things up for me.”

 

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Photo of the Week: Penland Family Hour http://penland.org/blog/2017/08/photo-of-the-week-penland-family-hour/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:40:43 +0000 http://penland.org/blog/?p=9660

It’s pretty common for family members to attend Penland together. But last session we had an unusual number of family groups, so we got them all together for a picture. From top to bottom: Scott Woskoff (father, clay), Zev Woskoff (son, books); Mary Fout (sister, clay), Monroe Moore (brother, clay); Sabiha Mujtaba (mother, wood instructor), Aalia Mujtaba (daughter, metals); Forrest Bacigalupi (son, brother, metals), Lori Bacigalupi (mother, drawing), Serene Bacigalupi (daughter, sister, books); Ruth Martin (mother, books), Ben Martin (son, clay). Thanks to long-time Penland student K.C. Wagner, who figured all this out and instigated this picture.

 

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