Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina


Penland is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains one hour from Asheville, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists' residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center. Go to for more info and class registration.


The auction in action

The 27th Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction

August 10 - 11, 2012

The Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina Mountains featuring the sale of more than 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The Penland auction is one of the most important craft collecting events in the Southeast and a perfect opportunity to support Penland's educational programs, which have helped thousands of people live creative lives.