i have both taken classes and taught at Penland. i will be teaching
there again this fall for the concentration course. i know their
studio is fully equipped, easy to work in, and in a beautiful
i have not taken classes at arrowmont, but i am teaching there in
early june. the list of equipment that the studio has is extensive,
and seems to cover anything you would want.
i recommend that you look closely at the teachers at these places in
order to figure out which place/class you should attend. is the
teacher teaching what you are interested in? do they have
experience? are they nice, open, and knowledgable? do you
like/admire their personal work?
also, time can be a matter for some people. can you take 2 weeks off
to be at penland? or should you consider arrowmont’s one week class
feel free to email me if you have other questions.