Artisans' Row at Pennsic
Dean of the School of Applied Arts (Artisans' Row)
TH Lady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn
Show… Do… Share… Learn…
Artisans' Rows – spaces where artisans, craftsmen & scholars demonstrate and share their knowledge and abilities –
have been growing steadily in popularity over the past decade at SCA events.
At Pennsic, Artisans' Row inhabits three tents in the
Pennsic University area, with each tent dedicated to one topic for the entire day. Artisans are welcome to demonstrate their crafts, take part
in open workshops and joint artisan/area projects, as well as share, network, and socialize with Pennsic attendees.
For demonstrations on Artisans' Row, we are looking for artisans who:
We want people who can produce enough interest to pull someone in from the street to say, "That
looks like fun! What are you doing? Could I learn to do that, too?"
are good ambassadors for their specialty
have a thorough grounding in a subject
are willing and eager to demonstrate their skills to anyone who walks up to them
To register for Artisans' Row, fill out the
Almost every craft is eligible for Artisans' Row.
Proposals accepted by May 1st will appear in the Pennsic on-site book.
We will continue to accept proposals through registration form. June 15 (or until all the slots are filled).
schedule of Artisans' Row days will be available online and at Artisans' Row and University Point at Pennsic.
We particularly encourage artisans who have already established working groups or guilds to register early to guarantee the widest
choice in dates. If you are not part of a group of artisans, please feel free to register with us and we will do all that we
can to schedule you with fellow artisans with complementary talents.
Artisans' Row tents are subject to the Pennsic University
Tent Use Policies.
E-mail us or check out the Artisans' Row FAQ.
Artisans' Row is located
Attendees at the corner of St. Lawrence Way and Chandler's Road, next to University Point.
You'll have the chance to try out up to three new specialties each day, from volunteers with a thorough grounding in their subject.
This year, our most popular sessions from last year will return – fiber arts, leatherwork, paternosters, metal working, woodworking,
embroidery, musicians, weaving narrowworks, glass bead work, and cheese making –
as well as new delights such as Hunting Animals: hounds, hawks, & horses, and Commedia.
If something catches your eye while walking past our tents, please feel free to come over and ask any of the helpful demonstrators,
"What are you doing? How does that work?" We’ll do our best to help you learn something new!
Artisans' Row Tent #1 Artisans' Row Tent #2 Artisans' Row Tent #3
Pewter Casting / Intaglio Carving
A Day of Fiber-y Goodness:
Weaving / Felting
Spinning & Fiber Prep.
The Medieval Animal World
Knitting / Lacemaking
Updated July 20, 2012
Unscheduled tents will be used as "Open Solars": gathering places for Artisans to come and work on their personal projects
in a community environment. If you would like to host an Open Solar, please
register with us
and let us know what time you would like to host a tent.
- Check at Artisans' Row for Schedule. Come see what surprises we have in store for you!
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