Penland was fantastic. I took a class taught by Tetsuya Yamada and volunteered at the annual auction there before the class. I worked in the kitchen doing food prep and making a life's work of cheese plates for the auction. Not to mention I ended up, along with a couple other people plating over 800 desserts in two days for the auction as well. As always at Penland I met loads of lovely and creative people. Unfortunately I didn't take many pictures. But I did start working on some new mixed media ideas with cut-outs because I seemed to have catastrophe after catastrophe and broke nearly everything I made there in one way or another.
And here is an installation piece made by one of my studio assistants Erin Paradis that I just absolutely loved. She installed in the dye shed, the school's oldest building.
So now my life is packing and planning for Paris. It's coming faster than I can imagine.