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Instructor Presentations

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Spend one, or all your Friday summer evenings with Peters Valley for Instructor Presentations! On Friday evenings, our visiting workshop instructors will share their work and a little about themselves. **You only have to register once if you want to attend multiple sessions. This event takes place in person, too. All are welcome to join […]

Artist Lecture: Thomas Mann

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Peters Valley is pleased to host a lecture with professional designer, sculptor & jewelry artist, painter and Artrepreneur Thomas Mann. Thomas has served on the Board of Directors of the American Crafts Council (publisher of American Craft Magazine and ACC Craft Fairs), SNAG The Society of North American Goldsmiths (publisher of METALSMITH magazine), the CAC […]

Harnessing the Power of Affirmative Ornaments: Soft Jewelry for Hard Times

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: Diana Baird N’Diaye September 3-4 Throughout time and across the globe, human beings have created, worn, and exchanged jewelry imbued with their longings, their aspirations, their sense of belonging, their desire for protection, and healing. In communities where writing is revered, mark making and the use of meaningful texts are at the core (literally […]

Glass Kiln Forming Intensive

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: James Blake September 3-4 Whether you have never fused glass in a kiln before, or just need a weekend to finish a piece you've been working on, join us for this weekend focused on fusing and slumping. Those with no experience should expect to complete one large or a few small decorative/functional pieces. Please […]

Turning Pen & Pencil Sets

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: Barry Gross September 3-4 Even if you have never made a pen before, Barry will make you feel at home in this course! A quick overview of what tools are necessary to make pens will be discussed and then the instructor will demonstrate how to make a pen from beginning to end. You will […]

Fundamentals of Woodturning for Teens

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: Dennis Fuge Ages 13-17 Learn all the fundamentals of woodturning and understand the capabilities of a lathe and the wonderful items that can be turned very quickly. Dennis will discuss the basics of both spindle and bowl turning. The discussions will include lathes, tools, sharpening, safety, body and hand positioning, the best cuts to […]

Cuttlefish Casting

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: MJ Tyson September 10-11 Come learn an ancient method for casting sterling silver forms. This process involves making one-time use molds from the internal shell of the cuttlefish, a soft natural material that has been used by jewelers for centuries. Impressions can be made in the cuttlefish bone using a firm model “original” or […]

Handweaving a Towel Collection

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: Tegan Frisino September 12-16 Learn to make the most out of dressing your loom once, by designing in the tie up and in the treadling patterns. Twills are one of the most versatile structures in weaving, where with a little bit of preparation and design one can come up with a unique collection of […]

Spoon Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Instructor: Abby Mechanic October 1-2 Explore the techniques of shaping wood through spoon carving. We will begin by learning how to mark and plan spoons in preparation for cutting. We will then use the bandsaw to create 3-dimensional curved shapes, focusing on safety and curve cutting techniques. You will then be introduced to a variety […]