The Penland Gallery exhibits the work of artists affiliated with Penland School of Craft from across the country and beyond. These include current and former instructors, resident artists, and students working in contemporary craft media: books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, photo, print and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The gallery exhibits work by an ever-changing collective of established and emerging artists making sculptural and functional objects, conceptual and narrative work – representing the creative expanse that exists at Penland School.