These images were made during my time working as a Sales Associate in the Folk School Craft Shop. The series began as a way to recognize the work study students and hosts who come and go from the Folk School so quickly, yet are a vital part of what we do. I was curious about their lives, before and after the Folk School. I invited work study students to visit the Craft Shop and pick out work that spoke to them for a portrait shoot. This allowed me to share a bit of their personal story while also highlighting work by the talented artists we carry in the shop. When I didn’t have work study students to photograph, I started inviting Folk School staff to participate and the scope of the project grew.
An unintended result of the fashion shoots is that they helped build friendships between the Craft Shop team and other members of the Folk School staff. Everyone who works in the Craft Shop joined in to help style the models and, in the process, we all got to know each other better.
Holiday season gift giving presents a delightful challenge. You want your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to receive distinctive gifts they’ll enjoy – and you prefer to buy those presents locally. This year, choose finely made gifts from our Folk School Craft Shop, and receive satisfaction from supporting talented regional artisans. Enjoy Special 15% Savings from November 25 through December 24.
We love our new wood pyrography spoons by Teri Paulk! They’re all food safe except for the painted Dogwoods on the back left.
Only $29.50 each and going fast!
Yes, the bear puzzle with a bee hive hidden inside on the right is for sale too! Yes, that awesome tumbler/spoon holder is for sale. Yes, those little brooms on the lower left are too. They’re great for sweeping up table crumbs…
Hope To See You Soon!
The Craft Shop Hours:
Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. – 8am-5pm
Thu. – 8am-6pm
Sun. – 1-5pm
Phone for pricing and shipping info: 828-837-3899
Or, stop by, we’d love to see you!
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Bottom floor of the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall. Campus Map