Aug 7, 2012
Nationally known woodturner and Folk School Instructor, Nick Cook demonstrated the new Powermatic 4224B lathe on July 26th at the Matthews Woodcraft store location. Frank of the Woodworking Adventures Blog wrote a nice story with plenty of photos and videos. Check out the blog about Nick’s demonstration to see the Powermatic in action.
Oct 19, 2011
Somewhere in Denmark right now, our documentary video, Sing Behind the Plow, is being viewed by hundreds of Danes who are being introduced to Brasstown’s version of a folk school. Lissi Oland, a woodturner who lived and taught in Brasstown for many years, and has since returned to her native Denmark, is hosting an exhibit of her large woodturnings, as well as historic photographs of the early days of the Folk School. The photographs were taken in the 1920’s by Folk School’s co-founder, Marguerite Butler Bidstrup, with whom Lissi was very close.
Sep 20, 2011
“Oh – look at your pretty toes!” she said. I smiled as I looked down at my Merlot-colored toenails. They hadn’t been out in public in quite some time. No, it wasn’t the beginning of summer. This was last week. Weather-wise, we are still in open-toed shoe season, but here at the Folk School I’ve taken classes that require me to do something I haven’t done since I was twelve: wear sneakers for a week straight.
Feb 25, 2010
I’m Pam East, and my first experience with the Folk School was teaching an enamel bead making class in 2003. From that very first time I knew I had stumbled upon a truly special place. Since then the John C. Campbell Folk School has become my home away from home. Even though I’m usually there to teach, it feels like a vacation. I can feel my soul relax the minute I drive onto the campus.
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