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Unique Offerings

The Broom Maker & The Cake Tester

by June Rollins on February 11, 2013

in Craft Shop, Unique Offerings

  Marlow Gates is a broom maker who teaches frequently at the Folk School. One of the things he’s known for is designing the brooms for The Harry Potter Theme Park. Another thing he’s known for are his cake testers. Maybe because he has a special offer for anyone who buys one. Marlow says,  “When […]


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The Folk School catalog offers a class category titled “Unique Offerings” and this year I was lucky enough to be there when a Unique Offering class, “Hand-and-Rod Puppet Construction” was in session. Teacher David Stevens taught this class with his purple assistant, Lobert. David was funny, but with Lobert he was hilarious. He’s also a […]