Glass Workshops at Penland


Penland offers 1-, 2-, and 8-week workshops taught by visiting instructors in our well-equipped studios. Class topics include glass blowing, flameworking, glass sculpture, cold working, casting, fusing, and more. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

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Scholarship Information
The scholarship deadline is December 15.

NOTE: Many aspects of Penland workshops will be altered for 2021 because of the pandemic. Before you apply, please read our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines document so you will know what to expect and what will be expected of you.

Glass Spring Concentration
March 7 – April 30, 2021
Kit Paulson
The Explorer’s Notebook: Borosilicate Fieldnotes

A notebook is a license to explore the world. In this class, we’ll explore and catalog ideas, methods, and structures in flameworked borosilicate glass. The workshop will have a strong emphasis on daily hand-skill practice, which we’ll temper with drawing, reading, demonstrations, and slide shows. Students will learn techniques in solid structural flameworking and also build a strong foundation for making hollow, blown forms. All levels. Code S00GB

Studio artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), Bildwerk Frauenau (Germany), National College of Art and Design (Dublin), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Urban Glass (NYC); residencies: Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University (MA), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), S12 (Norway), Penland Resident Artist Program; collections: Tacoma Museum of Glass, KODE (Norway), Renwick Gallery (DC).

Flameworked glass telephone by Kit Paulson
Kit Paulson, Telephone, flameworked borosilicate glass, 12 x 9 x 9 inches