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Josh Bernbaum
07-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Just sent in a deposit for John Croucher's (and his son Luke's) one week workshop at Penland next Spring. Mark Peiser is sposed to be hanging out a bit during this as well. Anyone else considering signing up?

Jordan Kube
07-02-2018, 04:10 PM
I'm registered.

Josh Bernbaum
07-02-2018, 07:27 PM
Cool, look forward to getting to meet you there Jordan.

Jordan Kube
07-02-2018, 08:35 PM
Likewise, Josh.

Franklin Sankar
10-19-2018, 06:44 AM
How was the class guys? What did you all make?
Franklin

Pete VanderLaan
10-19-2018, 12:17 PM
the class is next spring Franklin.

Franklin Sankar
10-21-2018, 08:24 AM
These seasons have me bazode. Much simpler to have one season. ☔️Thanks Pete.
Franklin

Greg Vriethoff
10-21-2018, 02:21 PM
I would love to attend this. However, I have consulted with the Magic 8 Ball and the response was "outlook not so good."

Pete VanderLaan
10-21-2018, 03:21 PM
I would love to attend it as well. I have enormous respect for John and have been really fortunate to have been able to call him a friend for close to 20 years now.

It will be interesting to see how the school can set up pots and how much can be done. I would expect it to be more theory than melts unless the school can come up with a bunch of pots, time just crunches along with the two they had when mark taught his last year. When we did the one up here, we had 14 pots running. I sold off both of those color furnaces right after the second class and now I'm down to just three.

Max Epstein
10-23-2018, 01:00 AM
OK... might try and take this one. Seems pretty useful... although melting color for me is a bit down the road.

Pete VanderLaan
10-23-2018, 08:29 AM
what is the cost of the class?

Josh Bernbaum
10-23-2018, 09:47 AM
$954 (nice round number) for the one week class, not including the room and board

Pete VanderLaan
10-23-2018, 11:46 AM
That seems fair. I'll be really interested in the prospectus. Mine was 1500 bucks and did about 50 melts using five base glasses. It included three testing methodologies as well as calculating expansion. Just doing the base glasses alone takes a good deal of time. Then the batch room work was yet another aspect. Just very different approaches. It was exhausting. It did include a great lunch.

Pete VanderLaan
10-23-2018, 02:59 PM
$954 (nice round number) for the one week class, not including the room and board
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Is class size limited?

Barb Sanderson
10-23-2018, 07:09 PM
I would love to attend it as well.

Maybe you could be an unpaid TA for the class?!

Barb

Josh Bernbaum
10-23-2018, 08:33 PM
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Is class size limited?

I'd imagine so but haven't heard any specifics on that. I just hope they get enough signups so it'll run. So far that anyone's said here anyway, it's Jordan and myself who have registered.

Eric Trulson
10-23-2018, 11:06 PM
I registered last month

Scott Novota
10-25-2018, 10:23 AM
Class is full and 8 people on the wait list.

Pete VanderLaan
10-25-2018, 10:56 AM
OK class is full. How many in the class?

Shawn Watt
10-29-2018, 08:32 PM
I'll be in the class. Looking forward to meeting everyone in person.

Scott Novota
11-01-2018, 12:50 PM
12 in the class Pete.

Pete VanderLaan
11-01-2018, 12:53 PM
Thanks Scott,
Now with Mark having gotten the Corning Fellowship, I have to wonder if he will be around Penland much in the next year. He always said that the best way to keep studio costs down was to travel.

Jordan Kube
11-01-2018, 10:22 PM
"We’ll be joined for a day or two by local glass artist Mark Peiser."

Pete VanderLaan
11-02-2018, 09:29 AM
"We’ll be joined for a day or two by local glass artist Mark Peiser."
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I'm aware of that. That was written well before Mark got his fellowship. Mark's scheduling may prove difficult. I'm not trying to diss Mark or John. Corning is a long ways for Mark although he seems to like driving the BMW.