Author: Keather Gougler

A Celebration of Glorious Craft—American Craft Week, Oct 1-10

Next month a couple of very serious craft organizations, Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT) and Craft in America will launch American Craft Week. Slated for Oct 1-10, this week aims to heighten the awareness of craft in America and explain how craft enriches our lives and contributes to our national aesthetic and economy. Anyone can join in the celebration by promoting craft in their local area. The American Craft Week website offers a fun list of ideas that individuals and organizations can do to get involved and help promote craft. The website also lists a schedule of American Craft Week events by state.

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Remembering our friend Dee

A one-of-a-kind friend and weaver, Dee Richards, has left us.  She leaves behind memories full of warmth and wit.  A memorial fund has been set up in her name here at the Folk School to buy something special for the weaving studio in her memory.  Those interested in making a donation of any amount should send it to : John C Campbell Folk School, Memorial Fund for Dee Richards, Weaving Studio. A plaque will be put up in her name.

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Singing Behind the Plow, Literally

Here’s a video of the Earth Day mule plowing demonstration in the Folk School’s garden. Watch Buildings and Grounds Manager John Clarke plowing and singing the “Muleskinner Blues” and work study student Harrison Topp seems to catch on pretty quick, too.

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Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction: November 2

Join us for an entertaining afternoon fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, from 1–4 p.m. In silent and live auctions, you can bid on craft, art and unique items donated by artists and other supporters of the Folk School. Admission is free. Learn more.

Current Catalog

Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our 2019-2020 Folk School Catalog is now available, and all classes are open for registration. Choose a class and come join us in Brasstown this year.

Request a Catalog, or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here.

The Folk School Cookbook

We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!