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Appalachian Center for Craft

Fall and Spring Workshops

Fall and spring workshops are designed for true beginners or those who want to explore techniques and create objects in our blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metal and wood studios.

We offer a variety of formats from all-day Saturdays, to full weekends and occasional evenings. Dates, times and fees are listed with each workshop description and include materials, use of tools and equipment during the workshop and, for all day workshops, lunch.

Please click on the dropdown menus below for complete offerings and workshop descriptions. Workshop registration here.  

  • Blacksmithing

    2019

    September 28
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Letter Openers with Jay Replogle
    Learn the essentials of working at a coal forge and anvil while forging a steel letter opener. - $85, includes materials

    October 5
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Bottle Openers with Abraham Pardee

    Learn effective use of a coal forge, anvil and hammer as you forge a steel bottle opener or two. - $85, includes materials

    2020

    February 29
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Fire Pokers with Abraham Pardee
    Gain skill at fire control, hammer control as well as using a forge and anvil to forge a fire poker from steel. - $85, includes materials

    March 7
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Forged Steel Jewelry with Anne Bujold - WORKSHOP CANCELED

  • Clay

    2019

    September 28 AND October 5
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Raku and Pit Fire with Rachel Clark
    Learn some basic hand building techniques to create multiple sculptural and functional forms on the first day. The next weekend cover the making and use of terra sigillata on your pieces and then learn to pit and raku fire them! Come prepared to get messy, feel a little heat and have fun! - $175, fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay and all firings

    2020

    February 29-March 1, AND

    March 7-8
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Hollow Form Animal Sculpture with Rachel Clark
    Learn to make hollow form animal sculpture using a slab. Cover techniques including hollow form sculpture, sculpting realistic body parts and creating texture that resembles fur and skin. Create at least one medium scale animal sculpture. - $300, fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay and all firings

  • Fibers

    2019

    October 5
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Japanese Style Book Binding with Claudia Lee
    Learn Eastern book making techniques for everything from the elegant to the whimsical. - $85, fee includes all materials

    2020


    February 29
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Four Books: Four Bindings with Claudia Lee
    Learn four different bindings in one day: Ethiopian binding, accordion slider, long-stitch binding and a stiff-leaf structure. - $85, includes all materials

    March 7
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Eco Printing with Jessica Hagar
    Use plants to naturally dye and print on fiber through contact printing methods. Explore the alchemy of water, plant materials and heat. Create beautiful prints on 100% silk scarves. Use fried and true plant materials that Jessica has gathered at her home or bring your own to experiment. - $85, includes all materials

  • Glass

    2019

    September 28
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Introduction to Glass Bead Making/FALL with Keith
     Moy
    Create multi-color glass beads using a torch, tools and your imagination. Learn heat control, decorative techniques and how to anneal. - $85, fee includes all materials

    October 5
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Each workshop session is 1 hour in length
    Register for one or more sessions scheduled 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Create Your Own Glass Ornament with Eric DePan and Keith Moy
    Learn to gather glass, add color and gain hot glass working skill while creating a glass ornament of your own design. - $40, fee includes materials and shipping

    2020


    February 29
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Introduction to Glass Bead Making/SPRING with Keith Moy
    Create multi-color glass beads using a torch, tools and your imagination. Learn heat control, decorative techniques and how to anneal. - $85, fee includes all materials

    March 7
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Each workshop session is 1 hour in length
    Register for one or more sessions scheduled 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Create Your Own Glass Paperweight with Eric DePan and Keith Moy
    Make a glass paperweight! Gather glass from the furnace learn to add frit, cane or stringers and shape the glass to create a paperweight with your own unique combination of color and pattern. - $40, fee includes materials and shipping

  • Metals

    2019

    September 28
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Introduction to Raising with Anne Bujold
    Use the process of raising, stretching and compressing flat sheet metal over stakes with specific hammers, to create vessels. Learn annealing, raising and planishing while creating a copper bowl.  - $85, fee includes all materials

    October 5
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Jangling Bangles with Anne Bujold 
    Create stackable bangles! Learn to texture wire with hammers and stamps and to solder the wire together to create bangles from brass and copper. - $85, fee includes all materials

    October 19-20 and 26-27
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Saw, Rivet, Texture, Solder: An introduction to Jewelry & Metals with Brie Flora
    Learn most basic and important jewelry and metalsmithing techniques. Our first weekend we will focus on three things, learning safety in the studio, sawing, and riveting to create tiny chairs out of one sheet of metal. Our final weekend we will explore textures, learn how to make earring findings, and create sterling silver stacker rings. - $300, includes basic materials in copper and brass. If silver is used an extra fee will be assessed.

    2020

    February 29
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Forming Flowers with Anne Bujold
    Use hammers and forming stakes to transform flat sheet metal into botanical forms. Develop volume, planish and refine forms while creating organic shapes in copper. - $85, fee includes all material

    March 7
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Knife Sharpening for Everyone with Jay Replogle
    Learn the proper way to make create a razor sharp edge on all of your knives. - $100 Fee includes a professional sharpening stone set. Bring your own knives!

  • Wood

    2019

    October 5
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Honey Dippers with Michael Osheroff
    Learn to turn wood honey dippers on a lathe using a few basic spindle turning techniques. $85 - includes all materials

    2020

    February 29
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Spooning with Michael Osheroff
    Learn the basics of carving spoons for eating, serving and cooking. Address the ergonomics of various types of spoons and which types of wood are best suited to them. $85

    March 7
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    As the Wood Turns with Michael Osheroff
    Learn to turn small bowls and trays (nothing larger than 7" in diameter). Cover preparing bowl blanks, safely chucking them to the lathe, and proper turning techniques to achieve beautiful results. $85

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