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A visit from Governor Perdue

Governor Purdue in the Penland iron studio

North Carolina’s governor, Beverly Purdue, stopped by on Monday with a few friends. They spent a little time in the Penland Gallery and then program director Dana Moore took them on a tour of a few of our studios. In the picture above, the group is getting a little information about blacksmithing from studio assistant Gerald Boggs.

Governor Purdue in the Penland glass studio

And here’s Governor Perdue getting a glassblowing lesson from our studio coordinator, Dean Allison. She called later to say they “couldn’t possibly have had a better time.”

Photos by Dana Moore