Prin Van Gulden is an craftsperson, homesteader, teacher and mother. She lives with her family on a diversified farm. She believes that humanity has a rich cultural inheritance and that it must be preserved through practice from generation to generation. She is passionate about participating in preserving skills practiced throughout history and prehistory that connect us with place, each other, and our own creative natures.
Prin worked for many years as a cheesemaker and herdsperson in the Vermont artisanal cheese industry. She continues to work on her home farm and as a part time librarian. She has taught a wide range of courses and workshops both professionally and as community service through various organizations around the state.
Prin has been an adjunct faculty member at Sterling College since the fall of 2016. Before that she taught primarily through museums, arts centers, and various other institutions. At Sterling she teaches basketry, weaving (HM325 Fiber Arts II), and an introductory course to a broad range of fiber arts (HM230 Fiber Arts I). Outside of Sterling she teaches these disciplines as well as various other arts and traditional skills including bookbinding and natural dyeing; and homesteading skills like salve, broom, and candle making.
Prin has a wide range of creative endeavors. She creates on her homestead, where she practices carpentry, and tends gardens and animals. She crafts with with her children, friends and community and she spends every spare moment deepening her own artistic practice, with a wide range of activities. Currently she spends that hard-fought downtime primarily on fiber arts, blacksmithing and watercolor.
|BA Sustainable Agriculture||Sterling College|
|Historic Crests of Craftsbury's Founding Familys Craftsbury Library- January 2017|
|Basket Making Demonstration Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe VT- July, 2016|
|Handspinning demonstration Kingdom Farm and Food Days, Hardwick, VT August 2016|
|Flax and Wool in 1800's Vermont Spring Field Days-Old Stone House Museum 2014 and 2015|
|Regular Spinning Demonstrations at schools, farmers markets, and local cultural programs.|