The Magic at Folk School

There’s a place in Brasstown, North Carolina that casts a magical spell on all who come here. The John C. Campbell Folk School, founded in 1925. I’ve been teaching here for years and these week- long and weekend classes are the most varied and exciting I have seen.

Browse the catalog of classes and your jaw will drop. Not only traditional crafts like blacksmithing and woodworking (considered to be the finest in the country), but jewelry (all mediums) painting, cooking, photography, textile arts, glass work, all metal crafts- the list goes on and on. The classes run all year with several special festivals. Evening events include music concerts (great bluegrass) and lectures on the crafts of the Appalachia area. Visits in the afternoons to local artists and demos from the faculty all week long!

I’m honored to be back here for two week-long classes. I just started teaching Ancestral Treasure Hunt- a figurative sculpture class. Next week I’ll teach a week- long workshop in jewelry inspired by five different cultures/countries.

Check back for more pics later on!