I just got back from an invigorating week of teaching at Penland School of Crafts. For me it was so nice to return to Penland after spending my two years as a Core Fellow there. Living in the community there is an intense and unique experience, and it is much different than coming to take a class. It was eye-opening to show up just for the week and for the first time get a taste of how so many people experience Penland.
We turned the lower metals studio into a tiny iron studio and were off and running. It was a really wonderful group of students who were all enthusiastic and willing to learn. Highlights included Cat's mid-demontration jokes, Robbies nap time, and a field trip to the iron studio to see Elizabeth Brim demo. Amidst all the fun, we accomplished a lot and I am really excited by what we had to show at the end of it all. Here are some photos of the things we got done during the week. Thanks very much to Bonnie for taking these photos.