Documentary Storytelling: New Class by Local Photographer

Eleanor Koch, from Nashville, TN, came to the Folk School as a work study student during her gap year after studying permaculture and sustainable agriculture in Israel. After her time at the Folk School, she began her freshman year at Warren Wilson College. Photo by Darcy Holdorf.
Tammy Elwell from Oak Park, Minnesota has been a work study student and a host at the Folk School. During her recent time as a host she studied glass beads, book arts and broom making. She also participated in our Thursday night woodcarving class. She asked to be photographed with Chester the Squirrel carved by Richard Carter. Tammy’s passion and joy on the dance floor are infectious! Photo by Darcy Holdorf.

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.

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Discover Finely Made Holiday Gifts at the Craft Shop

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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.

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Craft Shop November 13 Event

Many thanks to Everyone who made our Nov. 13 monthly event a fun evening for all:

Michael Ismerio shared a variety of fiddle, banjo and guitar music.

Valley River Vineyards and Winery offered many choices for our wine-tasting.

Students and visitors began holiday shopping with their surprise discount coupons.

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The Craft Shop Appreciates You.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2015 Craft Shop Monthly Events now being planned.

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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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Handcrafted Merchandise Arriving Daily
At John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop!

Bottom floor of the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall. Campus Map

Craft Shop October Event Enjoyed By All

On Thu., Oct. 23rd, The Craft Shop hosted Falling In Love With Fall from 4:45-6pm. Students, staff, instructors and visitors enjoyed wine, music and surprise discounts!

Thank you to Crane Creek Vineyards for providing several wonderful choices for our wine-tasting!

Thank you to Instructor, Janita Baker, and her students for providing sweet, mountain dulcimer music!

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Spooning Up Fun in the Craft Shop

spoonsWe 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!

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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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Handcrafted Merchandise Arriving Daily
At John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop!

Bottom floor of the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall. Campus Map