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Heavy Metal

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 22, 2017

in Blacksmithing, Class Picks, Featured Classes, Jewelry & Metalwork

You don’t have to be a hard rock fan to enjoy metal at the Folk School. Our blacksmithing, metalworking, jewelry making, and enameling classes showcase metal’s diverse personalities along with functional and decorative styles. Learn to hammer and shape iron or steel into sturdy hooks, striking candlesticks, or mighty axes. Or, create intricate necklaces, brooches, […]

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Fire shapes, molds, melts, cooks, burns, and cures. Many traditional crafts (think Blacksmithing, Cooking, Glass, Enameling, and Clay) rely on fire to make magical transformations possible. Come light up at the Folk School and learn how fire can mold raw material in beautiful fine craft pieces.

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I first met Tim Ryan on a misty morning in the Folk School Garden when I was a Work/Study in 2011. My immediate impression of him was that he was a very witty & interesting character with lots of fantastic stories. Tim is involved in the Folk School in so many different ways. He recently […]

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Solace in Steel with Elmer Roush

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 24, 2016

in Blacksmithing, Featured Teacher, Folk School Folks

This week for our celebration of Scandinavian heritage, Elmer Roush is teaching Viking-style Ironwork in the Blacksmith Shop. Students are focusing on reproducing 10th-century Viking relics including spearheads, axes arrowheads, and locks. Elmer is renowned for creating hand forged functional hand tools, weapons and implements from 10th Century Viking to 18th Century American styles. He […]

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The last week in February was our annual week-long celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Like the Folk School, the Arts and Crafts Movement celebrates craftsmanship and skill. The movement began in England in the 19th century as a reaction to increased industrialization and resistance to the ornate Victorian style, and it resonated in America in the first half […]

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