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We are excited about this impressive one-person handmade canoe recently donated to our upcoming June Gala & Benefit Auction. A collaborative effort, the canoe was started by Pam Howard in a Woodworking class, “Build a Canoe in a Week” taught by Dana Hatheway. Pam was only able to attend the class for three days, so […]

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On Friday, April 8, high school students in the Folk School JAM Program played a concert in the Community Room to celebrate the conclusion of the first session. Under the direction of Johnny Scroggs (guitar) and Peggy Patrick (fiddle), students spent 12 weeks learning traditional Appalachian music as part of the Folk School JAM program. […]

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In 1981, my husband John Clarke and I traveled cross country from Oregon to Brasstown in our un-aircondtioned ’66 blue Dodge Dart we called “Grandma.” We were coming to the six month John C. Campbell Folk School Homesteading program. John had already been to the Folk School to learn woodcarving with Jack Hall in 1977 […]

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Solace in Steel with Elmer Roush

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 24, 2016

in Blacksmithing, Featured Teacher, Folk School Folks

This week for our celebration of Scandinavian heritage, Elmer Roush is teaching Viking-style Ironwork in the Blacksmith Shop. Students are focusing on reproducing 10th-century Viking relics including spearheads, axes arrowheads, and locks. Elmer is renowned for creating hand forged functional hand tools, weapons and implements from 10th Century Viking to 18th Century American styles. He […]

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