The blacksmithing program is one of the most popular at the John C. Campbell Folk School.   With the New Forge Building underway, many people are working hard to raise funds for the new studio.  The first Saturday in November, the day of the annual Blacksmith auction, was dedicated to the cause.

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Whether bidding or not, Tim Ryan’s jokes were entertainment enough.  The event was an auction/comedy show/moving art display with pottery, jewelry, woodworking, blacksmithing, printmaking, and more up for sale.

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From Reed Caldwell, development manager at the Folk School, “Our auctions provide critical support for the Folk School, bring the local & regional community together and provide a forum for hundreds of folks to see your art.  We accept any art or craft item as well as musical instruments, cooking lessons, performance vouchers or just about anything you have to offer.”  The next auction is the June Gala.