Penland Gift Items

Here are some fun gift ideas for the Penland fans and craft lovers on your list
(including you, of course).


To purchase items, call the school store at 828-765-2359, x18.
The store is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Call for holiday hours.

North Carolina sales tax (6.75%) will be added to all purchases.

All purchases ship via Priority Mail in the US, charges range from $4.95-$11.95


Baseball Caps (Port & Company, 100% cotton)
Stonewashed blue, olive, charcoal, maroon


Two-Tone Caps (Port & Company, 100% cotton)



Military Caps (District Threads, 100% distressed cotton)
Black, khaki, chocolate


Penland Water Tower Aprons
Drawing by Abie Harris
D-ring adjustable neck, two pockets


Penland Water Tower Apron in Black
Drawing by Abie Harris
Black apron with silver illustration
D-ring adjustable neck, two pockets

Also availabe: Penland Logo Aprons in eggplant, gray,

khaki, royal, white, and red


stainless steel bottles


Penland Chill Tumbler
Red, clear, blue


stainless steel bottles


Dual Grip Travel Tumbler
Stainless steel lining
Blue, deep red, silver



Penland School of Crafts Spiral Bound Sketchbook
5-1/2" x 8-1/2", 75 pages, letterpress-printed cover by John Horn at Possum Printin'
Cinnamon, green, purple, sienna, yellow


Penland School of Crafts Spiral Bound Pocket Notebook
4-3/4" x 2-1/2", 35 pages, letterpress-printed cover by John Horn at Possum Printin'
Cinnamon, green, purple, sienna, yellow



Penland Kids Tee

S, M, L, child and toddler sizes; American Apparel brand

Red and neon
Child: $19.75

Toddler: $19.00



Penland Kids Tee in Adult Sizes

S, M, L, adult sizes; American Apparel brand "track" shirt

Available in heather gray, cocoa, blue, purple



Penland "Glass" Vintage Photo T-shirt

S, M, L, 100% cotton, short sleeve (blue only)



Penland "Textiles" Vintage Photo T-shirt

S, M, L, 100% cotton, short sleeve



Penland Tie-Dye Tee

Limited sizes, 100% cotton, short sleeve
ON SALE: $10.50



Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available for classes (covering tuition and/or other fees) or for gallery purchases. Electronic gift certificates can be delivered to your recipients by e-mail within one business day of your order. We can also send a paper certificate if you prefer. (Individuals redeeming gift certificates for the cost of classes must follow normal application and registration procedures including the lottery.)



Questions about purchasing or redeeming a Penland gift certificate? Contact the Registrar's office by phone at

828-765-2359 ext. 15, or by email at:

Tender Cards

Penland Tender Cards are like paper credit cards (or gift cards). Students and instructors use them so they don't have to carry cash while they are at Penland. However, anyone can use them anytime at the supply store, the coffee house, or the Pines dining hall. They are available for $10, $15, $25, or $50. It's a perfect gift for anyone who lives near Penland, visits Penland, or is planning to take an upcoming class.



The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience

Produced in 2004 as part of the celebration of Penland's 75th anniversary, this book contains a short history of the school and nine essays on craft by scholars and writers from a variety of fields including poetry, anthropology, chemistry, folklore, and material culture. The writers are Galen Cranz, Ellen Denker, Ellen Dissanayake, Robin Dreyer, Roald Hoffmann, Lewis Hyde, Elieen Myles, Norris Brock Johnson, Michael Owen Jones, and Patricia C. Phillips.

Hardcover, $34.95

Gift from the Hills by Lucy Morgan with LeGette Blythe

This memoir by Penland's founder, Lucy Morgan, tells the remarkable story of Penland's beginnings and early history.

Softcover, $13.95

The Lark Books Penland Series

Each of these books contains essays and intermediate level, hands-on techniques from ten artists affiliated with Penland School of Crafts. Each chapter is rounded out by examples of work by the artist/author and by other artists working with similar techniques. These books are inspiring, beautiful to look at, and filled with useful technical information.

The Penland Book of Ceramics:
Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques

Out of Print (used copies may be available on Amazon)

The Penland Book of Handmade Books:
Master Classes in Bookmaking Techniques

Softcover, $19.95

The Penland Book of Jewelry:
Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques

Softcover, $19.95

The Penland Book of Glass:
Master Classes in Flameworking Techniques

Softcover, $19.95

The Penland School of Crafts Book of Pottery

Hardcover, ed. by John Coyne with photographs by Evon Streetman

and preface by Bill Brown, signed by Paulus Berensohn,

Jane Peiser, and Cynthia Bringle, pub. 1975

Hardcover $40.00

North Carolina Glass 2012 (Catalogue)

Fine Art Mueseum, Western Carolina University

In celebration of 50 years of studio glass in America

Introduction by Denise Drury and Joan Falconer Byrd

Softcover, $15.00

To Spring from the Hand DVD

The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn



The Studio Protector

This fun-to-use, indispensable wall guide and companion website,, is for artists who want to cover their A's (their art, assets, and archives, that is) in the event of an emergency.


Paper engineer Carol Barton and a team of artists designed this disaster readiness kit for studio artists, photographers, and media artists. It features two spinning wheel charts that explain how artists can plan ahead for emergencies and reduce the impact of a fire, flood, hurricane, or tornado. In addition, five pocket protectors or pullout guides provide detailed information about what to do in the minutes before a disaster strikes, how to clean up after a calamitous event, and how to salvage fire and water damaged items.