Supply Store


The Penland Supply Store is located inside the historic Craft House building on Penland’s main campus. As a non-profit institutional-operated full-service store we are dedicated to serving Penland’s students, instructors, residents and staff. Our mission is to support Penland’s studio based programs by stocking a selected supply of diverse art materials, tools and equipment, safety supplies, a variety of craft education-based books, and unique artisan designed tools. Off campus visitors are welcome at the Supply Store.


9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday

9am-4pm, Monday-Friday
(closed week of 9/04-9/09 for staff sabbatical)

9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday

9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
(closed 11/22-11/25)

Kim Harless, Store Manager
828-765-2359 ext. 1321


Whether you are staying with us on campus, or in the area at one of the many nearby accommodations, we stock a variety of everyday essentials to make any length of stay with us a bit more cozy and comfortable.

Supporting the educational foundation of our school, our staff endeavor to source socially and environmentally responsible merchandise, and we offer quality products with affordable options.

Be sure to also visit the Penland Coffee House and the Penland Gallery & Visitor Center. Parking, designated handicap parking, and accessible paths are located nearby each destination.


We stock general supplies like notebooks, adhesives, measuring devices, sharps & scissors, sketchbooks, brushes, and writing instruments.  If you are looking for something specific, please contact us prior to your class or visit – as our inventory is ever-evolving based on the content and requirements of workshops.

We have a tasty selection of specialty snacks and our “QuickMart”  department stocks items you might have forgotten – toothbrush, flashlight, batteries, hand lotion – all here for you.

We also offer a UPS shipping service that provides a low-cost competitive price option. Students and community members can benefit by using us to ship their packages. We sell bubble wrap and packing tape – boxes can often be sourced from our recycling. 


If you would like to take home a reminder of your class or your visit to Penland School, we have a great collection of Penland items including T-shirts, sweatshirts, Miir drinkware, ball caps, postcards, and aprons.

Many of these Penland items are also available to purchase via our Penland Gallery online SHOP –  click HERE.

Follow us on instagram @PenlandSupplyStore for more information, updates, new products, schedule changes, and store news!


The supply store is our on-campus source for both general and studio-specific tools,  safety gear, and books.

Please Note: Many of the raw materials used in the classes are sold directly to the students in the teaching studios, and so materials like clay, glazes, fabrics, yarns, wood, and glass  – are not available in our store.

For ceramists we have ribs, brushes, cutting wires – for metalsmiths, we have silver, saw blades, flex shaft accessories – for textiles we have pins, needles, rotary cutters, and thread – for drawing and painting we have oils, acrylics, watercolors, graphite – for woodworking we have milk paints, waxes, stains, brushes – for books and paper arts we stock paper, binder board, and book cloth – and for printers, we carry fine papers, brayers, burnishers – for iron, photo, and glass we have your safety needs.