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Glass & Enameling

Kay and Tom Patterson are teaching Hand Engraving here in the Jewelry Studio this week. You can find Kay teaching many times throughout the year at the Folk School in a variety of subjects including Jewelry, Metalwork, Felt Making, Enameling, and Shoe Making. She also supports the school’s Enameling and Hot/Warm Glass programs as Studio […]

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Fire It Up!

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 26, 2016

in Blacksmithing, Featured Classes, Glass & Enameling, Jewelry & Metalwork

Fire shapes, molds, melts, cooks, burns, and cures. Many traditional crafts (think Blacksmithing, Cooking, Glass, Enameling, and Clay) rely on fire to make magical transformations possible. Come light up at the Folk School and learn how fire can mold raw material in beautiful fine craft pieces.

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Adventures in Kaleidoscope Land

by Meghan Smith on August 18, 2016

in Featured Classes, Glass & Enameling

Earlier this month, I had the chance to take a class on kaleidoscopes with longtime Folk School instructor Scott Cole. I’ve taken many classes at the Folk School, but I’ll admit I was a little daunted to work with glass and metal, both materials I’ve had little experience with. The first night, we set up […]

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The last week in February was our annual week-long celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Like the Folk School, the Arts and Crafts Movement celebrates craftsmanship and skill. The movement began in England in the 19th century as a reaction to increased industrialization and resistance to the ornate Victorian style, and it resonated in America in the first half […]

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What do swans, jellyfish, marbles, icicles, and ornaments have in common? These design shapes are just a few of the incredible student projects you could see this week in “Intro to Glass Blowing,” co-taught by Alex Greenwood and Tony Prince. Using tabletop torches, students are learning the craft of manipulating tubes and rods of borosilicate […]

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