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Empty Bowls checks of $3,188 each were presented this week to the Cherokee County Sharing Center and Clay County Food Pantry. The 10th Annual Empty Bowls was held on March 12 at the Folk School. The Empty Bowls fundraiser for Cherokee and Clay County food banks has been organized by Resident Potter Mike Lalone and […]

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The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on April 30. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn, marched through Studio Row to Keith House and ended by the Maypole. Then the Morris Dancers entertained the crowd with some lively dance numbers. Happy Spring!

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Hammer Time in the Blacksmith Shop

by Cory Marie Podielski on November 13, 2015

in Around Campus, Blacksmithing, Special Events

The Friday night before the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction, over 25 blacksmiths of the Southern Appalachian region met in the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop for a Hammer-In to collaborate on fine artisan projects to donate to the auction. This was the 3rd Annual Hammer-In and the shop was open to the public to view […]

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Chasing Rainbows

by Cory Marie Podielski on November 3, 2015

in Around Campus

We see some pretty amazing things here at the Folk School like this rainbow that was photographed about a week ago by our Resident Blacksmith Paul Garrett, using his iPhone, with no retouching. If you look closely, you may see the second rainbow directly over the large elm on the left!

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The Folk School was recently featured on the Time Warner Cable network’s Around Carolina. A big “thanks” to Richard Green, who produced the show which highlighted our history, our non-competitive philosophy, and how we are preserving traditional craft. Featured in the show are Jan Davidson (our banjo picking director) and studio visits with Kurt Herzog […]

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