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Jewelry & Metalwork

What’s a Hobo Nickel?

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 13, 2017

in Featured Classes, Jewelry & Metalwork

Tom Patterson has been a hand engraver and jeweler/metalsmith for more than 50 years. Starting in his father’s shop at age 14, he has been a lifelong student of metals and their manipulation. Currently, Tom continues his studies from his home studio in the mountains of western NC, where he fabricates artifacts of astonishing peculiarity. […]

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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 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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Bring On the Bling

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 16, 2016

in Class Picks, Jewelry & Metalwork

Have you always wanted to design your own jewelry? In a Folk School class, you can learn intricate metalworking techniques, craft brilliantly colored molten beads or enamels, and blend diverse materials to create custom pieces. Join us for a weeklong or weekend Jewelry Class in 2016.  

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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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