Penland Programs Artists


Short Residencies & Special Programs

Penland occasionally has opportunities for short-term residencies and there are periodic special workshops in subjects such as kiln building and furnace building. These will be listed on this page and noted on our home page when they are available.

Winter Residencies

Andrew Glasgow Writers Residency

William R. Kenan Fellowships





Special Winter One-Week Glass Workshop
January 9 - 14, 2017


Eddie Bernard
Furnace Rebuild Workshop

This special five-day workshop will lead students in the rebuilding of “Angela," the Penland glass studio's Round Day Tank furnace (Wet Dog Glass RDT740). Students will begin by using insulative castable refractory to create a new furnace body and then will learn to dismantle and reassemble a glass furnace. The workshop will cover plumbing of the furnace's safety and combustion systems and proper furnace tuning and adjustment. Registration is open to all students who are interested and eager to participate fully. Because of the physical nature of furnace building, lifting, standing, and bending will be required. All levels. Code 02GA


Founder of Wet Dog Glass, a leader in the development and production of glass studio equipment since 1996.


Tuition for Furnace Rebuild Workshop is $500. The Pines, Penland's dining hall, is closed in the winter, and therefore there are no meal fees. Workshop participants are responsible for their own meals. Students are assigned to a shared kitchen; each kitchen is equipped with basic cooking equipment, tableware, and cleaning supplies. Kitchen areas are communal and each person is responsible for kitchen clean up after each use. In addition, the Penland Coffee House will be open from 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Coffee, snacks, sandwiches and soup, and other hot meals will be available for purchase.

Housing available for this special session varies from dorm rooms (3 or more beds/room) to single private rooms with private bathrooms. You can decide which level suits your preference and request it on your application. Housing prices are as follows:

Weekly Housing Rates
• Dorm - $79
• Double/common bath - $110
• Double/bath shared with roommate - $141
• Single/common bath - $173
• Single/private bath - $235