The Story of an Experimental Craft Colony in New Jersey

October 28, 2020
Posted In: News

Peters Valley began as an experimental colony, eventually evolving into a craft school of prominent women blacksmiths, ceramicists, and fiber artists.

In her 1962 classic A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle used the term “tesseract” to describe a way to transport through the universe without moving in physical space. As her character Mrs. Whatsit puts it, “you can travel through space without having to go the long way around.” To demonstrate how distance can be mitigated, Mrs. Whatsit takes two folds of her skirt and places them against one another.

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