To see a list of our classes, you can see our current classes below. You will also need to fill out our Registration Form.


Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc.
P.O. Box 1225
Martinsburg, WV 25402

 2014 Classes

Classes held at Washington Street Artists Cooperative, 108 N. George St. CharlesTown,
Triple Brick Museum, 313 East John Street, Martinsburg
 and Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg  unless otherwise noted.

Please register up to one week in advance in order for our instructors to prepare materials.

No classes are scheduled at this time.

Instructor:  Lin Hausknecht
Date:  Thursdays, 7 weeks beginning January 23, 2014
Time:  6 – 9 pm
Fee:  $168, plus $25 materials fee, plus small firing fee dependent on number of pieces.
Location:  Crim de la Crim, Martinsburg
Learn the basics for making simple forms on the pottery wheel. Learn to wedge, center, open, pull up, shape, trim, glaze, and finish pottery. We will learn to make bowls, vases, mugs, plates, & other items

Instructor:  Lin Hausknecht
Date:  Saturdays, TBD ,  let us know of your interest
Time:   2 hrs, TBD
Fee:  $40 plus TBD materials/firing fee
Location:  Crim de la Crim, Martinsburg

Make a clay bowl, plate or ornamental item, decorating it with texture and clay additions.  The second class will be glazing your piece for kiln firing.


Date:  Thursdays and Mondays,TBD, let us know of your interest 
Time:  6 - 9 pm
Fee:  $144 plus $30 tool rental and supplies (does not include glass)
Instructor:  Carol Slovikosky
Location:  Triple Brick Museum, Martinsburg
Students will create a 12 X 12 inch panel, ready to hang and display at the end of the class.  Instruction will include glass types and selection, pattern selection and preparation, glass cutting techniques, application of copper foil and soldering.  There will be homework. Supplies for student to bring to classare an apron, bucket and brush.  All basic supplies will be ones you will have in your home.

Date:  TBD, let us know of your interest
Time:  6- 9 pm or mutually agreed upon time with instructor
Fee:  $24, plus TBD tool rental if needed
Instructor:  Carol Slovikosky
Location:  Triple Brick Museum, Martinsburg
This is your time to repair/ replace/ whatever project you have that needs complettion.  The instructor will assist you with your project and guide you through the steps needed to restore your heirloom.

NEW!!  Spinning with a Wheel- Beginners
Instructor- Becky Basford
Date- Saturday, TBD ( 2 day class)  Let us know of your interest
Time 10-4
Fee:  $96, materials fee TBD
Learn how to sort, “card” and spin wool on a wheel. Learn the different parts of a wheel and the different types of wheels.  Learn to single ply and double ply yarn. Lots of information is given about the craft of spinning with handouts and lecture in class. If you don’t have your own wheel, the HCCEP has one you can use during the class.

Date:  three 2 hour sessions, Sundays, March 16, 23, and 30
Time:2-4 pm
Fee:  $48, plus $15 materials fee
Instructor:  Nancy Streeter
Location:  Washington Street Artists' Cooperative, 108 N. George St., CharlesTown, WV
Students may choose to carve a bear or other animal.  Instruction will include the use and care of carving tools, carving methods and techniques.  The completed carving can be painted in class.  Those with prior experience can do more advanced projects after consultation with the instructor.

NEW!!  Traditional Rug Hooking – Beginners
Spring /Easter Themed
Instructor- Becky Basford
Date-Saturday TBD  Let us know of your interest
Fee:  $24, materials fee TBD
Date:  TBD, let us know of your interest
Time:  TBD
Instructor:  Judy Jeffares
NEW LOCATION:  Whisperwood at North Mountain Arts, Hedgesville, WV
Fee:  $64 (paid with registration), $20 materials fee (paid to instructor at class) 
 One of the oldest forms of rug making is "Twining".  You will learn how to prepare your fabric, warp your frame and twine your rug, and how to finish and remove from frame.  This is a two day class with time in between to allow for work on your rug.   Learn a skill that will give you hours of enjoyment.  Material fee includes your frame that you will keep.  Instructor will contact you upon registration about other materials to bring.

Instructor:  Diane Roman
Date:  Sat/Sun, two 2-day sessions; TBD ,  Please let us know of your interest
Time:  10 am – 6 pm
Fee:  $128 for each two 2-day session plus materials fee
I - Sat, Class 1:  Weaving basics, tools and technology
I - Sun, Class 2:  Create a sampler, basic weaves
II - Sat, Class 1:  Setup your first project, runner, mats, etc.
II - Sun, Class 2:  Doing the work, finishing the piece

GOURD ART—Gorgeous Gourds
Date:  TBD, let us know of your interest
Time:  10 am- 4 pm
Instructor:  Judy Jeffares
Fee:  $48 (paid with registration), $12 materials fee (paid to instructor at class)
Used for centuries as utility vessels, turn this "sow's ear into a silk purse".  Using dyes, inks, stains and embellishments we will make a unique and functional bowl or "treasure box."  Small power tools will be used (don't be intimidated).  Bring dust mask and light, quick lunch.  Materials fee $12 -includes gourd ( paid to instructor)


NEW!!!  Know your Wool
Instructor –Becky Basford
Date-TBD  Let us know of your interest
Class fee- $40  Material fee-TBD
Learn how to choose a fleece for handspinning, how to sort, wash , dry and care for your wool in all stages from raw fleece , clean curls, rovings and yarns, to finished craft pieces Highly recommended for those who are taking the spinning class or anyone who handspins or does woolcrafts. Bring a plastic  dishpan to wash your wool. Wear an apron and/or older clothes.


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