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Keep me Warm: Weaving a Paneled Blanket

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

Instructor: Tegan Frisino October 3-7 This class is designed for those who like to weave big things! Blankets are a great way to extend weaving skills to a larger scale. In this class participants will learn how to design, weave, and finish a paneled blanket. Paneling is a technique where long yardage is woven, cut […]

Saws & Solder: Intro to Jewelry

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

Instructor: Talya Kantro October 3-7 Come explore the fundamental skills of metalsmithing and jewelry making. We will work with copper, brass, sterling silver, and found objects to create stunning, unique pieces of jewelry. Techniques covered will include sawing and piercing, drilling holes, riveting, annealing, soldering, texturing, patinas, bezel and tab setting, and more. You can […]

Glass Fusing in a Clay Kiln 

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

Instructor: Lisa G. Westheimer October 3-7 Expand your clay practice with glass using an electric kiln. Participants will learn how to cut, assemble and fire glass based on its technical properties, how to load the kiln, what materials/tools are needed, firing schedules, types of firing for certain results and cold working to make jewelry or […]

Finding the Soul of Forgotten Materials: Mixed Media Sculpture

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

Instructor: Geoffrey N. Gorman October 3-7 Experiment with innovative and intuitive ways of creating a variety of structures and forms using organic, found, and recycled materials. You are invited to think about shapes and forms that hold particular interest and bring these ideas to the workshop. You will be asked to bring some of your […]

Lidded Vessels

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

Instructor: Po Wen Liu From a small teapot to a large storage jar, making a nicely fit lid is always a challenging process for potters. This unique hands-on workshop will teach you how to create different types of lids and flanges on the potter’s wheel. Participants will learn how to create various types of lids […]

Western Style Kintsugi Ceramic Repair

Online

Instructor: Barbara J. Allen Thursday, October 6 ~ 6:00pm-9:00pm EST This alternative form of Japanese Kintsugi pays homage to this rigorous and laborious process but is less costly, more accessible, and with less wait time in between steps. This online workshop will provide instruction on alternatives to traditional materials and information on where to source […]

Intro to Jewelry for Teens

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

Instructor: Maureen Duffy Ages 13-17 Come make one of a kind pieces of jewelry in copper, brass, and sterling silver in Peters Valley’s fully equipped Fine Metals Studio. Learn the techniques of  sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, texturing, finishing, and stone setting. You will leave this workshop wearing 2-3 pieces of your own handmade jewelry! 

Introduction to Machine Knitting

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

Instructor: Fran Collier Singh October 8-10 During this weekend intensive you will explore the amazing versatility of a knitting machine. We will use a series of projects and exercises to develop basic skills as well as explore color, texture and pattern using a variety of techniques such as weaving-in, tuck stitch, slip stitch, fair isle […]

Rough Lumber to Cutting Boards

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

Instructor: Jamie Herman October 8-9 Make your own custom cutting boards while learning the ins and outs of woodworking equipment! We will start with rough lumber and learn to dimension wood using the jointer, planer, tablesaw, and bandsaw. All are welcome in this class, which is meant to provide an introduction on how to safely […]

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

Monday Evenings 6:30pm-9:00pm October 10-November 28 (8 sessions) Instructor: Po Wen Liu This hands-on course is designed to establish a solid foundation in wheel throwing, while the basic knowledge in clay, glaze, and firing will be taught in a structural method. Issues in historical and contemporary wheel-thrown ceramics will be discussed. Instruction will center around […]