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Plein Air Woodcuts

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come work in different locations around Peters Valley to create woodcuts from the natural landscape. In the afternoon, we will return to campus and print your woodblocks.

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Jane Brennan

Watercolor: Wet, Wild & Wonderful

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will work en plein air in the picturesque environment of Peters Valley, as well as indoors, learning to react to not only our subject matter but also to the ways the medium can be manipulated and controlled to achieve desired results.

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Plein Air Painting in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Peters Valley School of Craft

Join Anthony Migliaccio for three full-days of painting the beautiful fields, forests, streams and stunning vistas of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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Turning a Simple Box

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come spend the weekend in the woodshop learning some new turning skills while making some beautiful keepsake boxes.

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Wood and Trees

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using simple tools: block plane, spokeshave, rasp and sandpaper (with a minor use of the bandsaw and the drill press) we will make wooden shapes and explore the potential of wood as it comes from the lumber yard.

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Japanese Kumiko

Peters Valley School of Craft

Kumiko is the Japanese technique for making beautiful lattice-work. In this workshop, participants will make two boxes decorated with this technique.

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Tom Kingshill

Beginning Wood Turning

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn tool selection & sharpening, wood selection, lathe setup, basic safety, sanding & finishing and will see how to find the bowl with the tree.

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The Art of Upholstery

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is a great introduction to upholstery techniques and tools used for furniture, auto and marine applications.

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Carving Wooden Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will have multiple pieces at the completion of the course and a new perspective on the potential of wood as a material and it’s beauty in small scale works.

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Beth Ireland

Boxes: From Bandsaw to Lathe

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of box making techniques utilizing the bandsaw and the lathe.

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Sculptural Stringed Instrument Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking to make your instrument, a woodworker who would like to learn the elements of string instrument or someone just looking for a fun week, this is the class for you.

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Barry Gross

Turning Fine Writing Instruments

Peters Valley School of Craft

Concentration on the fit & finish of a pen will be stressed daily along with thinking creatively to enhance your abilities.

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Patrick Diette

Spoon Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft

Patrick will discuss and demonstrate the basics of green wood spoon carving using traditional tools and methods.

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Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a workshop for beginners looking to learn the art of chair caning and seat weaving.

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Ken Burton

Design & Build a Small Side Table

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether you are new to the craft or have a few projects under your belt, this class will give you the opportunity to enhance your woodworking chops as you design and build your own table.

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Segmented Wood Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will provide you the opportunity to learn how to use hand carving and shaping tools (gouge, rasp, file, scraper, etc.) and power tools (angle grinder, die grinder, jointer, circular saw, band saw, etc.) in a safe and effective manner while learning segmented woodcarving.

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The Bandsaw: A Maker’s Tool

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional methods of using the bandsaw in the development of several small projects. Participants will learn how to safely and confidently use this machine to generate a variety of forms and apply beautiful surface textures.

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Ellen Kaspern

Table Saw Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn table saw techniques used in woodworking while making a few small projects.

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Dennis Fuge

From Tree to Lathe: Focus on the Perfect Bowl

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to turn the “Perfect Bowl” by learning how to identify the most common trees in the North East and the best ways to use them.

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Keith Tompkins

Turned Wood Bowls: Beyond the Basics

Peters Valley School of Craft

his course is designed for the turner who wants to bring their bowl turning abilities to a whole new level.

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Printing with Colored Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to make monoprints using colored clays and colored slips, not ink, to make Clay prints on a fiber substrate pulled from a slab of wet clay.

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Musical Instruments from Found Objects

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore the vast and surprising sound making possibilities hidden in common materials, and develop that exploration into finished instruments.

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Cordwainer Craft: Making Classic Handmade Leather Shoes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using original tin patterns from the 1920s, learn about basic pattern-making and in this steady-paced class will move forward from there. From start to finish, this process is 100% hands-on shoe work.

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The Quilted Monoprint

Peters Valley School of Craft

Inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend, this workshop explores monoprinting through the processes of woodcut, dry point, collagraphs, direct trace drawing and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces.

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Clare Murray Adams

Encaustic on Paper

Peters Valley School of Craft

While encaustic wax and paint is most often worked on a solid surface such as wood, it also lends itself to working on a paper substrate in thin layers. It can be translucent or more transparent allowing underneath layers of color or imagery to be visible.

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Traditional Intaglio Printmaking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class we’ll have five days to explore this centuries old printmaking process from start to finish.

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Cynthia Fisher

Glass Mosaics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn about color and the mosaic palette, how tile shape creates visual texture, how layout of patterns (opus) affect design and more.

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Lauren Raine

Mask Arts: Myth, Portrait & More

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn to sculpt from their own faces, creating durable theatrical masks and artwork. The mask or sculpture is created from different grades of vegetable tanned leather.

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Introduction to Lampworking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop you will learn the basics of lampworking, or glass bead making using ancient Venetian techniques.

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Sasha Zhitneva

Glass Lamination

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn and practice technical steps of glass lamination, such as a glass fitting and panel assembly, building a dam, mixing and pouring laminating compound and imagery layering.

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Craft Yourself Online!

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we’ll review theory about online communications; review the ins & outs of online tools; and dive in for hands-on practice (with your laptop or tablet) to fit your individual style and needs.

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Capturing Creativity

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this two-day workshop, we’ll use a variety of fun improvisational games, cross-discipline exercises, and heightened emotional observation, to entice creativity and generate new boundary stretching material.

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From Beads to Baubles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Enter the fascinating world of glass bead making where you’ll learn how to make basic glass beads and use surface decorations to embellish them. You’ll also learn about basic jewelry tools and techniques to make earrings and pendants.

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Border Book: Text & Image

Peters Valley School of Craft

A Border Book is a structure that allows multiple possibilities for imagery and text. The border book is a format, not a particular type of binding, but it folds down to a book that can be of any size.

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Solar Plate Etching

Peters Valley School of Craft

Solar plate etching is a process of using UV light to expose light weight zinc plates that have a light sensitive emulsion. They can be exposed using sunlight but we will also use a vacuum light device for exposure.

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The Low-Down on Cold Connections

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will cover the basics of hand-hammered rivets and threaded joinery using brass, copper, silver, and aluminum; then progress into more complicated connections that incorporate the use of tubing, steel, wood, and found objects.

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Rings for Beginners

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn to make a perfectly finished, handmade ring (or two) in only two days!

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Everyday Earrings

Peters Valley School of Craft

Each participant will learn a variety of techniques for making different types of earrings, from posts to dangles, using both wire and sheet metal.

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Demystifying Soldering

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover the science of how it works and why it does not work sometimes. There will be demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together.

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Metal & Wood Jewelry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will combine basic metalsmithing and woodworking techniques to create unique jewelry. It will teach a variety of skills for blending the materials of metal and wood to create one of a kind rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches.

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Little Boxes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The design and construction of a container enables careful thought in planning the design concept as well as meticulous attention to measurements. The piece can be just about any shape and for any use: perfume bottle, pill box, etc.

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Kristal Romano

Bracelets: Bangle, Cuff, Chain & More!

Peters Valley School of Craft

This is a perfect introduction to jewelry making! Participants will become familiarized with basic studio tools and fabrication techniques for working with fine metals. Guaranteed to finish a bracelet each day!

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Keep Your Pants On: The Art of the Belt Buckle

Peters Valley School of Craft

Experiment with found objects and pre-fabricated components to knock out a custom buckle quickly, or make every detail from scratch for the ultimate one-of-a-kind creation.

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Bifei Cao

Jewelry Fabrication: Building from a Ring

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore different styles of ring designs based on the shape of a circle, square or rectangle in order to build personal narrative and design criteria. Then work on foundation fabrication techniques that will enable you to create your own special and narrative ring with stone setting.

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Ben Dory

Brooching Titanium

Peters Valley School of Craft

Although titanium has a reputation as a hard and difficult material you will learn that you can create attractive surfaces and forms using traditional jewelry fabrication techniques.

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Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, burnishing(flush setting), channel setting and pave’.

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Kelly Jean Conroy

Imagery in Enamel

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics to be explored will include; decals, sgraffito, sandblasting with contact paper resists, working with liquid enamels, and alternative cloisonné techniques.

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Elizabeth Tokoly

Basic Bling

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is intended to familiarize you with the necessary tools and techniques for jewelry and metalsmithing.

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Joanna Gollberg

Setting the Trap!

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn stone setting and alternative modes of setting found objects through fabrication methods such as; proper soldering techniques, creating secure settings that trap objects such as gemstones or found objects in the jewelry of your design.

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Joshua Kosker

The Brooch: Found, Framed & Fastened

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through the format of the brooch, participants will explore inventive mounting solutions for non-traditional materials, while creating intelligent pin back mechanisms to make wearable art.

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Holland Houdek

Memento Mori: Jewelry & Sculptural Objects of Remembrance

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore the idea of remembrance and self-reflection by creating small-scale wearable works and/or metal objects in the spirit of the memento mori tradition.

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Traditional Turkish Coppersmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using small chisels and a lightweight hammer, participants will learn how to carve deep lines into copper to create designs. Participants will learn about traditional patterns as well as having the opportunity to fashion their own.

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Joe Montroy

Small Scale Casting

Peters Valley School of Craft

You will design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process and hand pouring techniques. Once your model is complete, we will cast it in class, clean it up, and finish the surface.

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Introduction to Jewelry Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamental techniques used in making metal jewelry from sheet and wire. Participants will experience an intensive two days of demonstrations and hands-on bench time.

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Pamela Wilson

Two Terrific Baskets

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to weave both a market basket (20” l x 11” w x 7” h) and a tote (12” l x 6” w x 11.5” h) in just two days.

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Considering Twill

Peters Valley School of Craft

Students will be encouraged to experiment with twills and weave a wonderful scarf to warm up the fall!

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The Basics of Bobbin Lace

Peters Valley School of Craft

Originating in the 15th century, bobbin lace is a process of making decorative netting through an organization of individually controlled threads.

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Drawing with Thread

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class.

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Anna Gunnarsdottir

Explorations in Felt & Lighting

Peters Valley School of Craft

This felting workshop lead by Icelandic artist Anna Gunnarsdottir will explore both sculpture possibilities and lighting.

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Wendy Weiss

Warp Ikat: Pattern & Natural Dye

Peters Valley School of Craft

Create repeating patterns using warp resist dyeing with natural dye on cotton yarn. Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors and weave it with surprising weave structures.

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Suzanne Punch

Color Studies on Silk: Moths & Butterflies

Peters Valley School of Craft

Moth and butterfly wings, beautiful and balanced, give us free rein to explore color in challenging ways. Templates give a quick start for good composition.

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Step by Step Rib-Style Willow Basketry

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on the basic rib-style techniques used in willow basketry from the making of handles and rims to lashings, scalloming, slyping, shaping with ribs, and finishing techniques.

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Erin Castellan

Machine Knitting

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basic techniques of machine knitting including the essentials of choosing yarn, calculating gauge and tension, and shaping.

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Marbling

Marbling for Book Makers

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the fundamentals of marbling on both paper and fabric, including how to select materials and prepare a marbling vat.

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Elizabeth Morisette

Tapestry Loom Workshop: Make and Weave

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to build your very own wooden frame loom and weave on it using recycled and repurposed materials.

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Linda Brooks Hirschman

Felt Basics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of felting, including why and how wool felts with only fleece, soap and water. Experiment with mixing colors of fleece and making various thicknesses of material.

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Mesh Baskets

The Art & Craft of Metal Mesh Basketry

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using steel mesh to construct “flame-treated” biomorphic and geometric stainless steel mesh baskets 8 – 12 inches in size. Participants will learn how to design and cut out 2D patterns from the mesh to make 3D baskets.

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Connie Lippert

Wedge Weave: Technique & Design

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants should expect to gain a full understanding of the wedge weave technique and a beginning understanding of the design potential of the technique.

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Imagery &Color in Jacquard Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

The TC2 is a handloom that digitally controls every thread in the warp independently. This expands the range of options for explorations in imagery, color, texture and dimension in the woven matrix- while reducing the learning curve because multiple ideas can be tested simultaneously and rapidly.

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Michael Radyk

Rug Weaving: Color & Textiles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to set up the loom and experiment with a variety of rug making techniques using plain weave, pattern, twill and pile weaves. Focus on sample weaving using an array of techniques that will allow you to investigate color and material explorations on the loom.

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Lian Sawires

Modern Shibori: Hand-Dyeing Intensive

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn by combining eight Shibori resist methods (winding, knotting, stitching and folding) to create texture and patterns, while exploring four unique types of dyeing.

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Mixed Media Fiber Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will explore spool knitting, standing rug technique (quillies), and the penny rug technique in combination with needle felting.

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Getting Past Knit and Purl

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn the next steps in knitting: multiple cast-ons and bind-offs; increasing left, right, and centered; lace stitches; and basic cables.

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Introduction to Natural Dyes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric.

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Introduction to Throwing on the Wheel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is perfect for the absolute beginner who wishes to get their hands dirty in a supportive, warm, and stress free atmosphere, exploring the potter’s wheel.

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Designing Models and Mold Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore and learn methods for designing and fabricating models and molds.

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Firing the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

Potters of all ranges in abilities are welcome to bring work made from stoneware and or porcelain clay bodies and bisque fired to participate fully in this amazing firing. Everyone will participate in the kiln loading and firing process.

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Matt Shiemann

Making work for the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on combing the elements of line, volume and form to create functional pottery that is appropriate for a wood kiln.

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Scaling Up: Concepts & Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course, taught by one of the country’s premiere throwers, will focus on processes beginning with conceptualization on through to making large-scale work.

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Kate Maury

Ornate Surfaces

Peters Valley School of Craft

Demonstrations and discussions will include commercial mold casting, press mold making, sprig application, damp storage, and forming techniques in throwing and hand building. Basic tableware as well as one of a kind pieces for celebratory moments will be our primary topic.

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Hand Building Earthenware Pottery

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we will explore various hand built pottery forms using red earthenware clay. Included will be plates and platters, covered forms including teapots and more.

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Jerry Bennett

Hand Building Functional Forms using Paper Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.

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William Depauw

Vessel Forms with the Help of Molds

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to use plaster molds to achieve interesting shapes and patterned surfaces. We will explore molds as a means to develop one-of-a-kind sculptural and utilitarian vessels.

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Tea Bowls: Form, Function and Beauty

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics covered will include: aesthetics, proportions, preparing clay bodies, nuances and components of summer and winter shaped tea bowls, forming methods on the potter’s wheel, working with tea bowl blanks for carving and throwing off the mound to achieve fluidity.

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The Big Burn

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come join us in this annual firing fest during which you will learn how to fire wood, soda, raku, pit, and gas reduction.

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Takiro Shibata

Noborigama Wood Firing Workshop

Peters Valley School of Craft

This immersive workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to fire The Peters Valley Noborigama wood kiln and also teaches the practical skills and techniques for glazing, loading, and firing a wood kiln.

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Leveling Up: Bigger, Better, Beautiful

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is for experienced potters looking to improve their skills and make larger forms on the wheel.

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Clay Becomes Body

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using the potter’s wheel to create human and animal figurative pottery. These pots might be amphora-like trophies or re-imagined canopic-like large jars, i.e with animal head lids.

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Multiple Surface Treatments

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn about the famous cobalt blue pigment and the proper use of brushes utilized in the creation of Chinese Blue and White porcelain often referred to as ‘Qing Hua’.

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Pit Firing with No Borders

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants in this weekend workshop will explore pit-firing techniques with an emphasis on salt and copper flashing, using their pieces as a ground for both firing and decorative applications.

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Joan Walton

Vessel Building: Bit by Bit

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through demonstrations and hands-on work with personal guidance, you will learn to build sculptural vessel forms that emphasize the relationship between interior and exterior space.

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Introduction to the Forged Blade

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of forging, grinding, heat treating, and the sharpening of a small utility knife. The instructor will discuss fit and finish, overall knife design, how to sharpen and care for knives, and how to begin making knives on your own.

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Arrowheads & Spears

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will begin by making a few types of arrow heads using assorted forging techniques and then take it to the next level and move up to larger material to forge the spear!

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James Viste

Pattern Welded Steel for Blades & Otherwise

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course will provide a general overview of pattern development history and practice from beginning through advanced. In it, we will cover the re-purposing of materials for billets as well as processing of commonly used contemporary raw materials.

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Dominice Gilbert

Forging Hollow Forms

Peters Valley School of Craft

All components of the process will be demonstrated including sculpture design and template making, pattern layout, fit up and construction. MIG and oxy acetylene welding will be utilized along with slip roller forming and brake work.

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Fantastic Forms and How to Forge Them

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore how to carve, fuller and split steel. Working hot exploits the malleability of steel and its ability to take deep impressions.

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Glenn Gilmore

Forging for the Home & Hearth

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover how to start blacksmithing, fire control, forging skills, tools, safety, and studio practices. Some of the techniques taught include hammer control, toolmaking, drawing out, riveting, upsetting, slitting and drifting.

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Brad Nichols

Caricatures in Steel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will investigate forging and fabrication processes while thinking beyond traditional blacksmithing forms such as architectural gates, railings, furniture, and other utilitarian objects.

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Forging FUNdamentals

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether sculptural or functional, the basics of steel shaping are the key to making a beautiful object. In this workshop you will learn the foundation of the forging process with a heavy focus on developing an eye for a clean line.

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The Trade

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will work as a team with an experienced designer/blacksmith to produce a site-specific functional and decorative iron project (i.e. railing, small gate/grill) to be installed on the Peters Valley campus.

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