Summer Open Workshops 2017


Because we are continuously receiving applications and occasionally getting cancellations, this list is subject to change, so please check back frequently. Waiting lists are available for all full classes; there is no charge to have your name placed on a waiting list. Work study positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions about work-study positions or workshop availability, call 828-765-2359 ext. 1306 to speak to the registrar.



As of June 20, here are our open summer workshops:


5th Session – Structure & Surface with Beth Schaible

7th Session – Books & Boxes with Susan Joy Share (work-study still available)


4th Session – The Narrative Figure with Kelly and Kyle Phelps (work-study still available)

5th Session – Woodfiring & Throwing with Kevin Crowe

6th Session – Viva Handbuilding! with Melissa Weiss and Courtney Martin (1 space left)

7th Session – Basic Glaze Formulation with Ben Evans and Jeff Zamek

7th Session – Slab-Built Pottery: From Flat to Form with Bill Griffith (work-study still available)


4th Session – The Storyteller's Muse with Kathy Steinsberger and Mary Ann Zotto (1 space left)

7th Session – Outer Nature: Inner Nature with Henrik Drescher


4th Session – From Flame to Furnace with George Kennard and Sally Prasch (1 space left)

5th Session – Rough Out & Refine with Devin Burgess

6th Session – Commanding the Bench with Jeff Ballard

6th Session – Rethinking Tradition with Joseph Cavalieri (1 space left)


6th Session – Wet, Hot, American Narrative: Champleve Enameling with Marissa Saneholtz

7th Session – Introduction to Powder Coating with Ashley Buchanan


4th Session – Radical Letterpress with Margot Ecke and Lily Smith+Kirkley

5th Session – The Letterpress-Printed Artist's Book with Sarah Bryant (1 space left)

5th Session – Polymer Photogravure with Clay Harmon (1 space left)

6th Session – To Sober & Quiet the Mind with Amanda Lee (1 space left)

6th Session – Just Imagine a Book with Steve Miller

7th Session – Letterpress Fundamentals with Leslie Smith


5th Session – Introduction to Ondule Weaving with Amy Putansu (work-study still available)

6th Session – Transforming Textiles with Saberah Malik


6th Session – The Serendipity of Design with Sabiha Mujtaba



Standby Program

Residents of certain counties in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee are offered half-price tuition when they take unfilled spaces less than two weeks before the beginning of a one- or two- week class, or four weeks before the beginning of an eight-week concentration. This offer is also available to all K-12 teachers and current college, university, or community college faculty, regardless of where they live.