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Young Potters Visit the Folk School Wood Firing

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 18, 2013

in Around Campus, Clay Studio, Folk School Visitors

Students from The Learning Center! visit the Folk School Wood Kiln.

The Folk School is a great resource for local children to learn about Appalachian history and traditional crafts. Throughout the school year, field trips from local schools visit the History Center, take a tour of campus, or visit a studio.

Recently, Julie Johnson, a teacher at local charter school The Learning Center! brought her pottery elective class to visit the Woodfire – Smoke in the Mountains, taught by Rob Withrow & Darrell Adams. Rob talked to the children about traditional pottery techniques and demonstrated how the wood kiln works. The students were able to experience the excitement of the wood firing process firsthand.

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