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Blacksmithing | Ceramics | Fibers Structure | Fibers Surface |
Fine Metals | Photography | Special Topics | Woodworking
 
 

The Blacksmithing Studio at Peters Valley School of Craft is equipped to handle a variety of forging and metal working techniques. The studio can accommodate up to 9 students per class allowing ample room for students to work. The studio includes coal forges, gas forges, anvils, power hammer, drill press, welders, swages, and hand tools including a variety of hammers, tongs, set tools, guillotine fullers, slitting chisels and punches, and hand power tools such as grinders, sanders, drills and die grinders. The Studio is located just 2/10 mile past the main office on NPS Route 615 and uses the same driveway as “Valleybrook” Dorm.
Contact: blacksmithing@petersvalley.org

The Ceramics Studio at Peters Valley School of Craft is well-equipped for wheel throwing and hand building. The studio can accommodate up to 12 students, allowing ample room for students to work. The studio features wheels, kilns, (and the famous Anagama kiln behind the studio), large sinks (each with hot and cold running water). Equipment includes electric wheels with reversing switches, kick wheels, wedging table, large worktables, clay mixer, scales, plaster working area, assorted rolling pins, plaster molds, bisque molds, canvas-covered work boards, and banding wheels.
Peters Valley features a variety of kilns including electric, gas, gas-salt/soda, raku, fast fire wood, noborigama and anagama wood fired kilns. The studio is located at the end of Ceramics Lane, just off Kuhn Road (about ¼ mile from the main office).
Contact: Bruce Dehnert, Ceramics Department Head at ceramics@petersvalley.org

The Surface Design Studio accommodates up to 12 students and is equipped with communal tables, demonstration tables, chairs, a washer & dryer, steamers, sewing kits, sewing machines, knitting machines, dress forms, a drying cabinet, squeegees, silk screens, a printing press, quilting frames, a refrigerator, blenders, hand mixers, large sink, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, various dye kitchen equipment such as stainless steel dye pots and basins, buckets, pots and pans, measuring spoons and cups, spatulas, whisks, scales, thermometers, towels and plastic drop cloths, and other appliances. The Surface Design Studio is located in the Thunder Mountain Studio complex, approximately 1 ¾ miles from “Valley Central”.
Contact: 973-948-5200, or email fibers@petersvalley.org

The Weaving Studio accommodates up to 10 students and is equipped with multiple harness floor and table top looms, weaving tools, spinning wheel, carding machine and paddles, benches, chairs, warping boards and reels, cone holders, spool racks, drop spindles, yarn scale, task lamps, yardage counters, plus a limited selection of miscellaneous hand tools. The Structure studio is located on Kuhn Road, just a ¼ mile from the main office on the right.
Contact: 973-948-5200, or email fibers@petersvalley.org

The Fine Metals Studio at Peters Valley School of Craft is equipped to handle a variety of jewelry and fine metal working techniques. The studio can accommodate up to 12 students per class allowing ample room for students to work. The studio includes anvils, press , soldering tools, polishers, and hand tools including a variety of fine metals hammers, tongs, set tools, chisels and punches, and hand power tools such as grinders and drills. The Studio is located in the Thunder Mountain Studio complex, approximately 1 ¾ miles from “Valley Central".
 Contact: 973-948-5200, or email finemetals@petersvalley.org

The Photography Studios at Peters Valley School of Craft are equipped to handle a variety of contemporary, traditional, and alternative photographic techniques. The studios can accommodate up to 8 students per class allowing ample room for students to work. The studios include; cameras (including large format), darkroom, enlargers, lenses, backdrops, strobes, light boxes, easels, printing frames, processing timers, print washers, drying racks, developing tanks, film drying closet, floodlights, light tables, computers with appropriate programs including Adobe®, and regular and large format printers. The Studio is located in the Thunder Mountain Studio complex, approximately 1 ¾ miles from “Valley Central".
Contact: photography@petersvalley.org

The Special Topics Studio at Peters Valley is equipped with a little bit of “everything". Here you will find sculpture, painting, equipment for kiln forming and lampworking glass, watercolor, drawing, encaustic painting, tiling, puppet-making,  and a host of exciting topics which the studio makes available.The Studio is located in the Thunder Mountain Studio complex, approximately 1 ¾ miles from “Valley Central".
Contact: 973-948-5200, or email  specialtopics@petersvalley.org


The Woodworking Studio can accomodate up to 8 students and is equipped for both woodworking and woodturning with workbenches, demonstration tables, chairs, table saws (and a variety of accessory, tools, and jigs), jointers, sanders, planers, band saws, (9) OneWay lathes with tool rests and face plates, router tables, horizontal slot mortise, drill presses, air compressor, portable power tools, belt sanders, routers, power plane, cordless and corded drills, jigsaws, grinders, and various hand tools including hand planes, scrapers, handsaws, drawknives, spokeshaves, chisels and gouges, a large variety of clamps and a dust collection system. The studio also keeps on hand tools necessary for wood turning.The Studio is located in the Thunder Mountain Studio complex, approximately 1 ¾ miles from “Valley Central".
Contact: 973-948-5200, or email woodworking@petersvalley.org

 

  
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Special Needs: Peters Valley is committed to being accessible to all of our students. However, the terrain at the Valley is natural and some of the historic buildings are only partially accessible. Paths and driveways are not paved. If you need special assistance, please indicate your needs with your workshop application. At least two weeks notice must be given when requesting special assistance so that we have time to accommodate your needs.