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Online Workshop Cristina Córdova

Online Workshop
Cristina Córdova
The Figure in Clay: Making a Hollow Figure Using Templates

In this online workshop, students will learn Cristina’s thoughtful approach to sculpting the human figure in clay.  More than four-and-half hours of high-quality prerecorded videos will give each participant a front row seat as Cristina transforms her material into a 25-inch head and torso ready to be bisqued—and will give them the tools they need to follow along step by step!

Video lessons will cover the construction and articulation of the hip area, upper torso, arms, hands, head, and neck. They will also cover how Cristina uses clay slabs, simple pattern templates, and photographic references to anchor her process and the anatomical concepts and modeling strategies she uses to facilitate accuracy and expression as all the components come together.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give students ample time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with Cristina’s carefully presented process. In addition, students will gain access to Cristina’s materials list, templates, reference photos, and guidance on foundational skills like making clay slabs and slips.

This online workshop is perfect for anyone who is eager to dive deeply into figurative ceramics and work at their own pace using the tried-and-true methods of an expert instructor. Students of all skill levels will be able to engage with Cristina’s techniques with only minimal equipment and materials. Suitable for all skill levels. 

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Fee: $350. Participants will have access to this workshop’s prerecorded videos and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

Cristina Córdova working on a ceramic torso in the Penland clay studio
Cristina working on a clay torso using the techniques shared in her online workshop
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Online Workshop David Clemons

Online Workshop
David H. Clemons
Lidded Pewter Spice Jar

Students will be invited into David’s methodical, nuanced, and refined approach to pewter in this online workshop. A series of eight prerecorded demonstrations will allow participants to follow along step-by-step as David brings together materials and techniques to transform 14-gauge sheet pewter into a dynamic lidded vessel. 

This workshop’s six hours of video lessons give each student the best seat in the house as David covers forming methods, fabrication using soldering and welding, surface treatments and texturing, and finishing techniques—as well as melting, casting, and simple mold construction using cuttlefish! Along the way, students will learn David’s tips, tricks, and strategies for working with this somewhat peculiar but highly responsive and compelling metal.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give participants ample time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with David’s process as they get a feel for working with pewter in their own studios.

This online workshop allows participants to explore at their own pace and is perfect for anyone eager to expand their practice by incorporating pewter work or for those who would like to take a more thoughtful, detailed approach to vessel making. NOTE: This project does not require prior experience, but it does require access to metalsmithing tools.
Suitable for all skill levels. 

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Fee: $350
Participants will have access to this workshop’s video demonstrations and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

David working on a lidded pewter jar in the Penland metals studio
David working on a lidded pewter jar in the Penland metals studio
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Online Workshop Courtney Martin

Online Workshop
Courtney Martin
Platters and Trays from Slabs and Coils

Experienced potters and beginners alike will enjoy up-close access to Courtney’s approach in this online clay workshop. Approximately seven hours of high-quality prerecorded videos will invite participants into each step of the handbuilding process, from preparing the clay to refining leather-hard forms in preparation for the bisque kiln.

Video lessons will start with foundational techniques like creating platters and trays with slabs and coils. From there, the videos will build to more advanced methods for adding height to forms and imbuing pieces with individuality and function through the addition of handles and feet. Throughout the lessons, Courtney will invite students to carefully consider the specific use and visual balance of each pot.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give participants plenty of time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with Courtney as they explore these techniques in their own homes and studios. 

Students can be successful with these techniques with only a work table and minimal tools. The layered content makes the workshop perfect for those who are new to clay and looking for a welcoming way to engage with this material as well as experienced potters who would like to bring more sophisticated handbuilding techniques into their practice. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Fee: $350. Participants will have access to this workshop’s prerecorded videos and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

Courtney demonstrating a handbuilt tray form in the Penland clay studio
Courtney demonstrating a handbuilt tray form in the Penland clay studio
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Online Demo Courtney Martin

Online Demo
Courtney Martin
The Handled Tray

In this video I’ll demonstrate, from start to finish, how I make handled trays. I’ll show viewers how I roll slabs and attach coils of clay to build pots. I’ll refine the form, add handles, and then finish the pots with some decorative detailing when they are leather hard.
Suitable for all skill levels.

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Fee: $45. Participants will receive a materials list and the prerecorded demonstration video. They will have unlimited access to these materials for 30 days from date of purchase and can watch the demonstration as many times as they’d like during this period.

Courtney Martin, "Handled Tray," wood-fired North Carolina stoneware, 20 x 10 x 5 inches
Courtney Martin, "Handled Tray," wood-fired North Carolina stoneware, 20 x 10 x 5 inches
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Online Demo Cristina Córdova

Online Demo
Cristina Córdova
A Simplified Way to Make a Hollow Head

In this prerecorded video demonstration I’ll show how to make a small head using clay slabs and a simple pattern that will help generate the primary shape, which I’ll develop through further modeling. I’ll touch on bone structure, features, and cleaning strategies. Then I’ll show you how to attach the head to a neck and bust, also created from templates, in order to play with the activation of gesture.
Suitable for all skill levels.

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Fee: $45. Participants will receive a materials list, any handouts, and the prerecorded demonstration video. They will have unlimited access to these materials for 30 days from date of purchase and can watch the demonstration as many times as they’d like during this period.

Cristina Córdova working on a ceramic head in the Penland clay studio
Cristina putting some finishing touches on a sculpted ceramic head
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Online Demo David Clemons

Online Demo
David H. Clemons
Just a Shake: Pewter Salt Shaker

This prerecorded video demonstration will cover the fabrication of a pewter salt shaker with compression lines. The shaker will be made through simple forming and fabricating techniques in 16-gauge sheet pewter. Hydraulic-press compression will create decorative details in the form of the shaker. The techniques shown in this demonstration are welding, soldering, hydraulic-press compression, drilling, refill port and stopper construction, and surface texturing. NOTE: This project does not require previous experience, but it does require access to metalworking tools.
Suitable for all skill levels. 

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Fee: $45.Participants will receive a materials list and the prerecorded demonstration video. They will have unlimited access to these materials for 30 days from date of purchase and can watch the demonstration as many times as they’d like during this period.

David hammering the body of his pewter salt shaker
David hammering the body of his salt shaker as it starts to take shape
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Wood Fall Concentration

WOOD FALL CONCENTRATION
October 1 – November 10, 2023 (six weeks)
Wyatt Daglá Severs
Design, Build, Admire

This workshop will explore the characteristics of wood and the creation of one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. We’ll begin with each student building a table, working from quick sketches to full-scale drawings, refining ideas, and developing an understanding of the set-up and operation of the tool involved. The rest of the workshop will focus on students building furniture unique to their imaginations and learning to break down the construction of complex pieces into single steps. Individual instruction will support each person’s specific areas of interest. All levels. 

Studio artist, teacher and manager of woodworking at Innovation Hub (KY); other teaching: Penland, Peter’s Valley (NJ), Arrowmont (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN); exhibitions: Paducah School of Art and Design (KY), Nashville International Airport (TN), Desotorow Gallery (GA), Yeiser Art Center (KY); publications: 500 Cabinets (Lark Books), Making Good, Maker Moxie, Woodwork magazine. 

wyattsevers.com | @wyattsevers

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Wyatt Daglá Severs, Day Table, ash, cherry, maple, milk paint, Danish oil, 33-7/8 x 67 x 10-3/8 inches
Wyatt Daglá Severs, Day Table, ash, cherry, maple, milk paint, Danish oil, 33-7/8 x 67 x 10-3/8 inches
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Textiles Fall Concentration

TEXTILES FALL CONCENTRATION
October 1 – November 10, 2023 (six weeks)
Eleanor Anderson
Stitch, Bead, Print

This workshop will touch on a wide range of fiber techniques, including sewing, embroidery, appliqué, piecework, beading, dyeing, and printing on fabric. We’ll also cover some structural techniques such as braided rugs and coil baskets. During the first half of the workshop, students will experiment with these techniques and create samples. This will be followed by projects that may draw on everything covered up to that point. Our practice will also be enriched by local field trips. This workshop will cater to beginning and experienced artists; everyone is encouraged to bring an open mind and a playful spirit of curiosity. All levels. 

Studio artist; workshop teaching: Penland, Pocosin Arts (NC); visiting professor: Colorado College, Cleveland Institute of Art, College for Creative Studies (Detroit); residencies: Penland Core Fellowship, Textile Arts Center (NYC), Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), The Tides Institute (ME), Haystack (ME), Praxis Fiber Workshop (Cleveland); Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award; featured in American Craft

eleanoranderson.com | @eleanor_anderson_studio

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Eleanor Anderson, Intuitive Cartography I, machine embroidery, piecework, hand-dyed canvas, 67 x 51 inches
Eleanor Anderson, Intuitive Cartography I, machine embroidery, piecework, hand-dyed canvas, 67 x 51 inches
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Books and Paper Fall Concentration

PAPERMAKING FALL CONCENTRATION
October 1 – November 10, 2023 (six weeks)
Amy Jacobs
Paper: From the Inside Out

Handmade paper has a special magic and a limitless range of surfaces, textures, colors, and forms; this workshop will be a thorough immersion in its possibilities. We’ll cover the preparation of cotton, abaca, linen rag, and flax pulps along with pigmenting and mixing. Other processes will include small and large sheet formation, pulp painting, stenciling, blow-outs, wet collage, embedding, watermarks, drying and finishing treatments, surface manipulation, and sculptural methods with high-shrinkage pulps. By the end of the session, students will understand handmade paper as a complete medium. All levels. 

Master papermaker and senior director of artistic projects at Dieu Donné (NYC); teaching: Museum of Modern Art (NYC), University of the Arts (PA), New York Public Library (NYC), University of Georgia Cortona Program (Italy); residencies: Vermont Studio Center, Elizabeth Foundation SHIFT Residency (NYC), Penland Core Fellowship.

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Amy Jacobs, Amelia, handmade abaca paper with embedded textile, graphite, and wax on wood, 14 x 14 x 1 inches
Amy Jacobs, Amelia, handmade abaca paper with embedded textile, graphite, and wax on wood, 14 x 14 x 1 inches
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Metals Fall Concentration

METALS FALL CONCENTRATION
October 1 – November 10, 2023 (six weeks)
Leslie Shershow
Wild and Controlled: Material Explorations in Jewelry

This workshop will begin with experimental exercises and techniques as we dissect the meaning of various materials. We’ll create silicone and plaster molds to be cast with plastic, resin, expanding foam, and other materials and use these castings to learn additive, subtractive, and fabrication processes. Mid-session, a pivot to traditional metalsmithing techniques will cover the mechanisms needed to create functional jewelry. Topics will include cold connections, pin backs, hinges, settings, and other methods for capturing and connecting materials. We’ll turn our untamed material studies into wearable art and refine our conceptual intent by composing artist statements. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Lecturer at San Diego State University (CA), instructor at San Diego Community Education (CA); other teaching: New Mexico State University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); residencies: Baltimore Jewelry Center, Haystack Open Studio Residency (ME), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; exhibitions: Schmuck 2022 (Munich), Galerie Marzee (Netherlands), Gallery Loupe (NJ), Alliages (France); representation: Sienna Patti Contemporary (MA). 

leslieshershow.com | @shersh_oh

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Leslie Shershow, Claw Party, steel, brass, acrylic, resin, canvas, vinyl, cord, powder coat, hydrographic film, 16 x 14 x 1/4 inches
Leslie Shershow, Claw Party, steel, brass, acrylic, resin, canvas, vinyl, cord, powder coat, hydrographic film, 16 x 14 x 1/4 inches
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Glass Fall Concentration

GLASS FALL CONCENTRATION
October 1 – November 10, 2023 (six weeks)
Dan Friday
Furnace Formed

This workshop will break down the essentials of glass blowing and off-hand glass sculpting. We’ll work in the hot and cold shops and cover the fundamentals of bubble setup, using hand tools, and how to make the heat work for you. Other techniques will include optical molds, bit work, cane/murrine, and other methods of color application. When using the garage and components, time management and teamwork are crucial to productivity and will be underlying focal points of the workshop. Students will work from sketchbooks and learn to navigate from paper to blowpipe. Both experimentation and repetition will be encouraged. Our goal is to use technical processes to help you find your voice within the medium. All levels. Hot glass studio. 

Studio artist; teaching: University of Washington, Evergreen State College (WA), Pilchuck (WA), Haystack (ME); residencies: Museum of Glass (WA), Burke Museum (Seattle), Corning Museum (NY), Dream Community (Taiwan); Bill Holm Grant from Burke Museum (Seattle), People’s Choice Award from Bellevue Arts Museum (WA), Artist Trust Fellowship (WA), Discover Fellowship through the Southwest Association for Indian Arts (NM), contestant on Netflix’s Blown Away; representation; Blue Rain Gallery (NM), Stonington Gallery (Seattle), Ainsley Gallery (Toronto), Habatat Galleries (FL).

fridayglass.com | @danfriday

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Dan Friday, detail of Schaenexw Run, blown and sculpted glass, 40 x 12 feet
Dan Friday, detail of Schaenexw Run, blown and sculpted glass, 40 x 12 feet
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Drawing & Painting Fall Concentration

DRAWING AND PAINTING FALL CONCENTRATION
October 1 – November 10, 2023 (six weeks)
Clarence Morgan
Practical Reset: Pushing your Practice

Artists are often taught to think about painting and drawing in ways that reinforce conventional practices and classifications. In this workshop, students will play in the gap between what is familiar and modes of working that are beyond their place of comfort, adjusting to unconventional ways of using tools, materials, and processes. Participants will be encouraged to rethink their studio practice and develop individual visual vocabularies that speak to their inner life as well as their personal history, cultural heritage, and ethnic lineage. This is a conceptually-driven workshop that will not focus on specific skills or techniques. Intermediate level: for people who have an established artistic practice in any medium. 

Studio artist; professor emeritus at University of Minnesota; Distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Penland Outstanding Artist Educator, Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Artist Residency (NY); recent exhibitions: Ralph Arnold Gallery (IL), Penland Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Art; collections: Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Cleveland Museum of Art, Flint Institute of Art (MI), North Dakota Museum of Art. 

clarence-morgan.com | @cmorganstudio

A Penland video about Clarence Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nv_YtCVrsc

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Clarence Morgan, Uses of Solitude, graphite, watercolor, acrylic ink, marker, pen on paper, 22 x 30 inches
Clarence Morgan, Uses of Solitude, graphite, watercolor, acrylic ink, marker, pen on paper, 22 x 30 inches
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Clay Fall Concentration

CLAY FALL CONCENTRATION (six weeks)
October 1 – November 10, 2023
Dan Finnegan
Good Pots for Good Food

This workshop will celebrate the connection between ceramics and food and how creating finely crafted pottery enhances everyday rituals. From cups and mugs to lidded pots and cooking vessels, we’ll explore a wide range of useful pots for the kitchen and the table. We’ll use Starworks North Carolina stoneware, fire both the salt and wood kilns, and use a variety of slips and glazes, even trying some raw glazing! Students will make lots of pots but will fire only their best. The emphasis will be on improving skills and adding personality to your work. Mostly wheelthrowing with some handbuilding. All levels. Upper clay studio. 

Studio potter; trained at Winchcombe Pottery (UK); teaching: Museum of Mankind (UK), Savannah College of Art and Design (GA), Scottish Potters Association (UK), Penland, and other venues in the US, UK, and Czech Republic; representation: Schaller Gallery (MI); founder of LibertyTown Arts Workshop (VA); curator of Pottery on the Hill (DC). 

danfinneganpottery.com | @dan_finnegan_pottery

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Dan Finnegan, Lidded Jar, salt-glazed stoneware, cobalt slip, 7 x 6 x 6 inches
Dan Finnegan, Lidded Jar, salt-glazed stoneware, cobalt slip, 7 x 6 x 6 inches
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Clay Fall 3

Clay Fall One-Week Session III
November 3-9, 2019
Eleanor Anderson
Sketch Your Way into Clay

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Metals Fall 3

Metals Fall One-Week Session III
November 3-9, 2019
Lisa Colby
Square One

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Textiles Fall 3

Textiles Fall One-Week Session III
November 3-9, 2019
Leigh Hilbert
A Place for Tools

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Books & Paper Fall 2

Books & Paper Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Lisa Blackburn 
The Artist’s Book: Simple Structure, Endless Possibility

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Print & Letterpress Fall 2

Print & Letterpress Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Lynda Sherman
Breaking the Algorithm

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Drawing Fall 2

Drawing & Painting Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Dietlind Vander Schaaf
Encaustic 101: Painting with Wax

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Glass Fall 1

Glass Fall One-Week Session I
October 6-12, 2019
Sean Donlon
Heat, Bend, Repeat

This workshop will explore unusual approaches to flameworked glass. We’ll cover a range of glass forming techniques, from the lathe to the bench, along with unconventional coloring methods and mirroring. In addition to basic flameworking skills, students will learn to form glass with the lathe and fabricate graphite to make specific shapes of glass. We’ll have constructive critiques and discuss design, composition, concept development, mirroring methods, fun, and life. All levels. Code F01GB

Studio artist; teaching: Virginia Commonwealth University, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio (VA); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowship; exhibitions: solo at Quirk Gallery (VA), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Peninsula Fine Arts Center (VA), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia), Washington Project for the Arts (DC).

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Sean Donlon, detail of "Halo," installation: 9 x 13 x 1 feet
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Photo Fall 1

Photo Fall One-Week Session I
October 6-12, 2019
Benjamin Dimmitt
Black & White Landscape Photography

Through photographing in the field, experimentation, and critique, we’ll learn to make compelling images of the landscape. We’ll consider historic and current practice as we learn to think about landscape—photographing in nearby mountains and forests and working in the darkroom with the goal of producing a cohesive body of prints. We’ll emphasize observation, personal vision, and exploring new vocabularies. We’ll cover a wide range of topics including metering, exposure, depth of field, pinhole photography, film development, darkroom printing, split-filter burning, lighting, and composition. All levels. Code F01P

Studio artist; teaching: International Center of Photography (NYC), Warren Wilson College (NC), The Bascom (NC); exhibitions: Southeast Museum of Photography (FL), Ogden Museum (New Orleans), Soho Photo (NYC); collections: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, American Academy of Arts and Letters (NYC), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

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Benjamin Dimmitt, "Palm Hammock," selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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Specials Fall 1

Specials Fall One-Week Session I
October 6-12, 2019
Caverly Morgan & Joy Seidler
Immortal Messages: Mindful Making

That which is never born and never dies is always singing. This workshop invites you to explore ways we can source our creative endeavors from the deep river-beneath-the-river—the eternal wellspring of consciousness experienced in quiet moments of meditation and creative practice. We’ll explore how intention and attention, spontaneous play, structured limits, and direct experience of the mystery can guide us. We’ll employ multiple crafts—including paste-paper, journal making, clay, and more—as vehicles for the practice of presence and receptivity. We’ll explore meditation, weaving creative mindful practice into life, and the role of service in the craft arts. All levels. Code CB-Flex

Caverly: founder and guiding teacher of the mindfulness organizations Presence Collective and Peace in Schools; studied for eight years in a Zen monastery; former Penland core fellow. Joy: studio artist and educator; over twenty years of experience teaching journaling at Penland and elsewhere; journals included in national and international collections.

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Caverly Morgan, "Tribute to Paulus," clay, 3 x 3-1/2 inches
Joy Seidler, "Fern Journal," paper, board, waxed linen, 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches