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I met Tom Quest over meatloaf dinner in the Dining Hall on Sunday night. We quickly discovered that we were enrolled in the same class: Jim Horton’s “Great American Poster” printmaking class. I discovered Tom is a professional potter and he got his start in clay years ago at the Folk School. He and his […]


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 […]


Wheel Throwing 101 with Rob Withrow

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 10, 2016

in Clay, Featured Classes

Clay students of all levels joined Rob Withrow in the Folk School Clay Studio this past week to learn new skill and techniques on the wheel. Many students had never thrown on a wheel and were eager to get started. Rob is a local Brasstown potter and owner of Smoke in the Mountains Pottery. He […]


Empty Bowls Tickets on Sale February 16

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 8, 2016

in Clay, Community Events

Empty Bowls is a national and international grassroots movement that aims to help end hunger.  The Folk School has been hosting the event for many years, with Resident Potter, Mike Lalone in charge of the event. Help alleviate hunger in our community by joining us for our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on March 12 from […]


Set Your Table for a Fall Feast

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 12, 2015

in Clay, Cooking, Featured Classes, Wood

Fall is a time of harvest, feast, and home. We invite our friends and family over to share food, stories, and laughter. Festive meals center around the table, so check out these upcoming Folk School classes to set your table right. Prepare for decadent holiday meals by taking a week-long class in our top-notch Cooking […]