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.

Cory Marie Podielski
Written by Cory Marie Podielski

Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com