Auction Zoom


Friday, August 7 at 6:30 PM ET

Put on your fancy attire, your favorite accessories, and join us for a streaming Zoom party with our host, the inimitable Corey Pemberton! We’ll spotlight some of your favorite Penland people, including core fellows, resident artists, and the Penland Gallery. Barware experts Courtney Dodd and Nick Fruin will lead us in making a signature cocktail—raise a glass with us!

How to Participate

Join the “Zoom Room!”

  1. If you don’t have Zoom, please download it to your desktop or mobile device in advance of the event:
  2. Log in to the meeting from 6:30-7:30 PM on Friday
    Meeting link:
    Meeting ID: 853 9117 4746
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    +16465588656,,85391174746# US (New York)
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  3. Please use the hand raise function if you’d like to chime in, or send a message in the chat feature! This short video explains how to do both:

Watch the party on YouTube

If you’d rather not Zoom, you can still watch the party on YouTube starting at 6:30 PM on 8/7. Tune in to see some of your favorite Penland faces, meet our artists, and celebrate with us!

Watch the party on YouTube!

Cocktail Recipes

Created by Penland’s barware experts Courtney Dodd and Nick Fruin

These talented glassblowers and cocktail aficionados will lead us in making a pair of hand-crafted signature cocktails. Be sure to grab the necessary ingredients if you’d like to make them, too! For non-alcoholic alternatives, try these zero-proof “spirits” from Ritual.

Burnt Negroni

1 oz Mezcal
1 oz Gin
2 oz Cynar
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 orange or lime slices

  1. Slice orange or lime, then burn with creme brulee or MAPP gas torch on steel surface (a baking sheet or steel bowl will work).
  2. Place glass over burnt citrus in order to lace the glass with smoke.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a Nick & Nora mixer and stir with ice.
  4. Serve in smoked glass, neat, with burnt citrus slice.

Enjoy with a friend. Serves 2.

Gin Gin Fizz

2 ounces dry gin
2 ounces ginger simple syrup
1 sprig rosemary

  1. Muddle 1/2 sprig rosemary, zest of lime, and ginger simple syrup.
  2. Add ice to mixer and stir.
  3. Pour into highball glasses with ice cubes, top with seltzer, garnish with rosemary.

Enjoy with a friend. Serves 2.


Our cocktail party host Corey Pemberton has put together a fun playlist just for this occasion. Download it here to play at home so we can all vibe together.

Zoom Backgrounds

Pick a favorite spot in your home for the affair—this is a great opportunity to show off pieces from previous Penland auctions!

We’ve also created a collection of Penland backgrounds shot in some of our favorite locations for those who would rather join us “from campus.” Download a Penland background for the party!


Note: Zoom backgrounds only work on some computers without a green screen behind you. Here’s a video that might help if you want to try to use a background: