Publications

Penland School of Craft has recently produced several books, mostly in collaboration with Lark Books of Asheville. The following Penland books are currently available from online sellers or through the Penland Gallery.
828-765-6211

The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience

Produced in 2004 as part of the celebration of Penland's 75th anniversary, this book contains a short history of the school, nine essays on craft by scholars and writers from a variety of fields including poetry, anthropology, chemistry, folklore, and material culture. The writers are Galen Cranz, Ellen Denker, Ellen Dissanayake, Robin Dreyer, Roald Hoffmann, Lewis Hyde, Elieen Myles, Norris Brock Johnson, Michael Owen Jones, and Patricia C. Phillips.

Gift from the Hills by Lucy Morgan with LeGette Blythe

This memoir by Penland's founder, Lucy Morgan, tells the remarkable story of Penland's beginnings and early history. This book is available only from the Penland Gallery
828-765-6211


The Lark Books Penland Series

Each of these books contains essays and intermediate level, hands-on techniques from ten artists affiliated with Penland School of Crafts. Each chapter is rounded out by examples of work by the artist/author and by other artists working using similar techniques. These books are inspiring, beautiful to look at, and filled with useful technical information.

The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic Techniques

Available in hardcover

Available in paperback


The Penland Book of Handmade Books: Master Classes in Bookmaking Techniques

Available in hardcover

Available in paperback


The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques

Available in hardcover


The Penland Book of Woodworking: Master Classes in Woodworking Techniques

Available in hardcover