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Josh Bernbaum 07-02-2018 11:57 AM

John Croucher's class at Penland
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?

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.

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


Originally Posted by Josh Bernbaum (Post 141676)
$954 (nice round number) for the one week class, not including the room and board

Is class size limited?

Barb Sanderson 10-23-2018 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan (Post 141651)
I would love to attend it as well.

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


Josh Bernbaum 10-23-2018 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan (Post 141685)
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


Originally Posted by Jordan Kube (Post 141811)
"We’ll be joined for a day or two by local glass artist Mark Peiser."

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.

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