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Blacksmith Shop

On Friday night before the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction, blacksmiths from the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB) met for their annual meeting at John C. Campbell Folk School.  The members worked into the wee hours of the morning together on many projects to put into the auction the following day. Some blacksmiths came […]


The fall and winter represent a retreat to home and hearth: a time for congregation, household, and feast. For centuries, the hearth was essential to the home for warmth and food preparation – a center to gather around… the place to be. Merriam Webster defines hearth as 1.) a fireplace and the area surrounding, 2.) […]


Almost every Folk School class utilizes valuable craft-making tools – tools that help us to get the job done. The Folk School offers several tool-making classes to help you expand your own personal toolbox. Do you love fly fishing or archery? Imagine telling your buddy on your next fishing/hunting trip, “I made this rod!” or […]


Experts in their individual craft, the Folk School Resident Artists schedule classes, bring new instructors, keep the studios shipshape, and teach popular Folk School classes. With the arrival of the new catalog this month, now is the time to plan ahead and sign up for a class instructed by a Resident Artist. Carpe diem, as […]


Meet Host Rachel Wahlig

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 29, 2013

in Blacksmith Shop, Folk School Folks, Host & Work/Study

As a Folk School blogger, one of the most requested pieces of information I receive from locals is: “Why don’t you introduce the Hosts!?” Well, as a former Work/Study and Host, I think it’s a GREAT idea! So without further adieu… Let’s get to know a little bit about our current junior host, Rachel! CP: […]

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