Supply Store

The Penland Supply Store is open all year round and is the only art supply store in the area. We provide materials specifically requested by instructors, as well as a wide selection of supplies for many media. Aside from art materials, we carry a variety of Penland-specific merchandise, handmade gift items, and craft-related books. We also house Penland’s Reading Room.

For purchases and inquiries, please give us a call. North Carolina sales tax, 6.75%, will be added to all purchases. Items will ship via USPS Priority Mail or UPS.


Spring, Summer, Fall

Monday-Friday 9:00-12:15 and 12:45-5:00
Saturday 10:00-2:00


Monday-Friday 10:00-4:00


Phone: 828-765-2359 x 1121


Products we carry include:

Michael Sherrill's Mudtools
Kemper tools
Dolan tools
Chinese Clay Company
Highwater Clay
Wild Hair Brushes by Kent McLaughlin

Silver, copper, brass, nickel silver—sheet, wire, tubing, solder
Drill bits
Flexshaft attachments

Books & Paper
Book board
Book cloth
Bone folders, including handmade deer bone and Teflon folders
Waxed and unwaxed linen thread
Japanese hole punch sets
Fine art papers including Rives, Arches, Canson, French, Hahnemuhle, Frankfurt,
and Mowhawk
A variety of Eastern printmaking papers
A wide selection of decorative papers

Drawing & Painting
Charcoal sticks, pencils, and powder
Graphite pencils and powder
Prismacolor colored pencils
Golden acrylic paints and mediums
Liquitex acrylic paints and mediums
Winsor & Newton oil paints and watercolors
Conte crayons and pastels
Micron pens
Paint markers

Eye protection
Kevlar sleeves
Hearing protection
Leather aprons
Cold working aprons by glass artist Ethan Stern

Penland merchandise (hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, water bottles, etc.)
Handmade mugs by NC potter Marsha Owen
Handmade pouches and handbags by Penland neighbor Nita Forde
An array of cards and postcards, including letterpress cards by Power & Light Press

A wide selection of craft and art-related titles, including many of the Lark 500 series

And much more!

Thank you for considering shopping with the Penland Supply Store, and please let us know if we can assist you with finding a particular item. We'd love to help!

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. 1106, 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.