The Traditional Craft Mentorship Program is an opportunity for emerging artists to spend time at the Folk School learning from master artisans. Small groups of participants will join in focused sessions that enhance their interests, knowledge, and skills in traditional Appalachian craft, music or dance.Read More
We are excited to announce our first-ever Artist in Residence Program! This is a grant-funded opportunity for early to mid-career artists to spend four months in Murphy and Brasstown, North Carolina focusing on their craft while working within and building community.Read More
We are pleased to announce the Folk School will be a 2021-22 Screening Partner for South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers!
South Arts is a regional organization that supports southern artists, arts organizations, and communities. We’ll be a Screening Partner for the Southern Circuit, a series of film screenings and programming that connects US-based documentary filmmakers with communities throughout the south to share their work, discuss their process, and engage with audiences about issues impacting their community.Read More
Charity Hall is a full-time metalsmith and studio artist with an MFA in Metal Design from East...Read More
We are thrilled to announce two new members of the Folk School family. As we move forward with new...Read More
Dear Folk School Family, Our 2020 Annual Report is now available on our website. We publish it in...Read More
This November, the Folk School is offering a unique woodworking class with Mason Cooley where you...Read More
David Allen Kaynor passed away peacefully on June 1, 2021. His two sisters were present, as were...Read More
Jessica Kaufman is the founder and owner of WAXON Studio in West Asheville, NC. She recently joined Tammy Elwell to talk about her relationship with the Folk School, her dyeing process, and realizing her dream of creating batik and tie-dye kitchen textiles. Enjoy our interview!Read More
On the week of our reopening, Carol joined us to teach her class Campus Sketch Crawl. Read below to hear her thoughts on being back in the studio and to see the artwork of campus her students produced!Read More
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Gardener, Jason Ebinger! Jason has an extensive history managing farm and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Folk School. We look forward to seeing how the garden flourishes this year. Read more to learn about Jason and his goals in this position.Read More
On Saturday, May 1, we gathered on the Folk School campus to celebrate May Day. The weather was...Read More
As we prepare for our reopening May 2, we are excited to welcome a variety of new staff members to our Programs team. We’re also happy to announce a few of our previous Programs staff members have transitioned into new roles.
Learn more about our new hires and see what they’ll be working on in the coming months. And make sure to introduce yourself on your next visit if you see any of these familiar faces on campus!Read More
Lindsey Liden is a 7th generation Brasstown native and his family has been associated with the Folk School since 1925. After time traveling, studying, and exploring, he has resettled down in Brasstown and has recently built his woodworking shop, Mulheron Craft, on his family’s farm in Brasstown. Lindsey enjoys making handmade banjos and fine furniture. He is also a regular instructor and our Resident Artist in Woodworking. Enjoy our interview!Read More
Gina “Swimmer” Myers sat down with Tammy Elwell recently for a conversation about her craft. Gina comes from a long line of established Cherokee potters, the granddaughter of renowned Cherokee potter Amanda “Sequoyah” Swimmer. Her craft has been inspired by the strong women in her life and her commitment to the stewardship of traditional Cherokee crafts.Read More
As a musician, maker, and mountain gal, the John C. Campbell Folk School has tugged at my heart...Read More
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Allie Dudley, our new Resident Artist in Weaving, Rugs, Thread Art, Lace, and Beading! Allie is a fiber artist and teacher who works primarily with weaving and embroidery, whose tapestries and other works have been included in several international fiber shows.Read More
In honor of Women’s History Month, I had short chat with Mary Doornbos, former Craft Shop Manager at the Folk School. The month of March was declared Women’s History Month in an effort to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of women in America.Read More
A big congratulations to David Kaynor, longtime Folk School Dance Musicians’ Week...Read More
Online Craft Shop
Our online Craft Shop is now live! Support our vision, mission, and values by purchasing handcrafted items. Our online selection of items will continue to grow, so check back regularly for new items, interviews and more.