Penland School of Craft

Penland School of Craft

is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, local programs, and a gallery and information center.

COVID-19 Update:

This page has the most recent information about Penland’s ongoing response to the pandemic.

Please Note:

For the safety of staff, the Penland campus is currently closed to ALL visitors. 

What’s New

Register for Summer 2021 Workshops

Summer Scholarships—Apply by Feb 17

Online Workshops & Demonstrations

May Special Session

Penland 2020-2021 Studio Rentals

On The Blog: Barry Lopez Was Here

Photo of the Week: From Bag of Clay to Handled Tray

Video: Penland School of Craft: A Place to Learn