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Appleton Creamery

Location: 780 Gurney Town Rd Appleton, ME 04862

Description: A two day workshop that teachs basic home cheese making


Category: Cheese making

Search Results for: glass work

Worcester Center for Crafts

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Worcester, MA 01605

Description: Become a creative maker through classes and workshops at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Our talented instructors are all professional artists with teaching experience who can guide and direct you in learning and exploring ceramics, glass, metals, and photography—among others.

Contact:,, 508-753-8183

Category: glass work, metal work, pottery, jewelry

The Crucible

Location: 1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607

Description: At The Crucible, classes are designed for beginners as well as experienced artists and tradespeople. The Crucible’s educational programs serve over 8,500 people each year in over 175 classes and workshops. Our hands-on classes average one instructor for every six students, guaranteeing that each student receives personal attention and learns technical methods in a format that allows them to gain practical, working knowledge of material processes.

Contact:,, 510-444-0919

Category: Welding, Glass work, Blacksmithing, Metalwork,

Brookfield Craft Center

Location: 286 Whisconier Road (Route 25) Brookfield, CT 06804-0122

Description: Brookfield Craft Center is recognized as one of the finest professional schools for creative study in America, dedicated to teaching traditional and contemporary craft skills, and fostering the appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Students can explore blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ceramics, fused glass, flameworking, jewelrymaking, woodturning, weaving and fiber arts. Other areas of special interest include business, marketing and photography for artists; decorative arts; drawing and painting.

Contact:,, 203-775-4526

Category: pottery, fiber arts, glass work, jewelry, carpentry, blacksmithing,

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