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Waterford Craft School Home2018-07-25T18:45:17+00:00

Learn to make by hand

In the historic village of Waterford

The Waterford Craft School seeks to preserve traditional methods used in craft and building arts through hands-on immersive instruction. We enable students to learn make-by-hand skills by offering classes to the public taught by experts in each field.

The school is part of the educational mission of the Waterford Foundation and works with the Waterford Fair to provide opportunities for artisans to demonstrate and teach and for students to experience and learn.

Hands-on instruction
Crafts & Building Arts
Ages 18 and up
One and two-day classes
Lunch included
Caroline Twigg

Become an Instructor

Join us as we aim to preserve handmade crafts such as quilting, weaving, pottery, furniture-making, basket weaving, and blacksmithing by educating the next generation of artisans. Classes in building arts are also encouraged, such as traditional construction methods, old and historic building restoration, and adaptive reuse.

Class space provided  – Space appropriate for your specific class is provided for you in Waterford.

No administrative tasks  – The Waterford Craft School handles all registrations and administrative tasks.

Lunch is provided  – The Waterford Craft School provides lunch for students & instructors allowing you to concentrate on teaching.

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CLASSES

The following is a selection of past classes. Classes vary each year. The 2019 schedule of classes will be posted Winter 2019.

2018-07-25T14:29:24+00:00

Hand Woven Cane

In this two-day class, students will learn the history, origin, and preservation of woven seats. They will learn how to prepare the materials to be used and what size cane to use. Then they will learn the six-step standard pattern which is the most widely used and the strongest.

2018-07-25T14:30:01+00:00

Backyard Medicine

In this two-day class, students will first learn what they might want to grow in their own gardens. And some plants used grow commonly around us and often are known as “weeds”.

“This course was exactly what I hope it would be. I learned A LOT.”

STUDENT, INTRO TO LIME MORTAR

“Allen was outstanding – clear, knowledgeable, understandable, interesting.”

STUDENT, INTRO TO LIME MORTAR

“Wonderful course content. Gave us all hope that we will be able to repair our windows.”

STUDENT, REPAIR & RESTORATION OF WINDOWS

“It was exactly what I hoped to learn – and I am now not at all dissuaded to tackle my own windows.”

STUDENT, REPAIR & RESTORATION OF WINDOWS

“Karen Wychock was friendly, helpful, skilled basket maker. I liked the small class with personal attention.”

STUDENT, A GATHERING, SHAKER BASKET WEAVING

“Great lunch both days. Facility was clean and open. A lot of room.”

STUDENT, A GATHERING, SHAKER BASKET WEAVING
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MEMBER DISCOUNT

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Foundation members receive a $25 discount on a class.

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