Artisans' Row at Pennsic
Dean of the School of Applied Arts (Artisans' Row)
TH Lady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn
A place to craft… A place to learn… A place to share…
Artisans' Rows have been growing
steadily over the past half-dozen years at SCA events. An Artisans' Row is usually
a collection of workshop areas where artisans & scholars
do hands-on demonstrations of their particular skills & knowledge.
At Pennsic, Artisans' Row is set up a little differently. We have three tents in the Pennsic University
area, and each tent is dedicated to a topic for the whole day. Artisans are welcome to take part in
demonstrations, open workshop times, joint artisan/area projects, sharing, and networking.
For Artisans' Row, we are looking for demonstrators who:
are good chatelaines for their specialty
have a thorough grounding in a subject
are willing and eager to demonstrate their skills
can produce enough interest at a glance to cause someone from the street to come in and ask, "What are you doing? How does that work?"
Questions? please read the Artisans' Row FAQ
See what days are already on the
To register for Artisans' Row, fill out the
Topic proposals accepted by May 1st will appear in the Pennsic
We will continue to accept proposals through June 15 (or until all the slots are filled). The up-to-date
schedule of Artisans' Row days will
be available online and at University Point at Pennsic.
We particularly encourage artisans who have already established working groups to register early, to guarantee the widest choice in dates.
If you are not part of a group of artisans yet, please feel free to register, and we will do all that we can to help you locate fellow
artisans with complementary talents.
Artisans' Row is located
Students at the corner of St. Lawrence Way and Chandler's Road, next to University Point.
You'll have the chance to become acquainted with up to three new specialties each day, demonstrated by volunteers with a thorough grounding in their subject.
This year, we'll have the return of our most popular sessions from last year: 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, along with Commedia.
If something catches your eye while walking past our tents,
please feel free to come over and ask,
"What are you doing? How does that work?" We’ll do our best to help you enjoy the new experience!
See what days have been scheduled
Updated February 11, 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.
A&S Tent #4 A&S Tent #5 A&S Tent #6
Pewter Casting & Intaglio Carving
A Day of Fiber-y Goodness:
Weaving and Felting
Spinning & Fiber Prep.
Hunting Animals: Hounds, Hawks & Horses
*open* - Check at University
Information Point for
Schedule. Come see
what surprises we have
in store for you!
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