October 29, 2013

John C Campbell FOlk School Launches Fine Craft eBay Auctions

On October 28, 2013 John C Campbell Folk School launched a fine craft eBay auctions. The eBay auctions run through Thursday, November 7, and enable you to support the Folk School even if you cannot attend the Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction, held on November 2, 2013..

Browse the eBay auctions to find a handcrafted work of art for yourself or for a gift. All eBay auction proceeds will help improve the Folk School's 16 on-campus studios and further our mission.

Featured Item: Handcrafted 15-foot Skiff with Motor :
The estate of Jim Grant has donated a beautiful, handcrafted 15- foot skiff to our Live Auction. Jim Grant built this boat in 2005 in a class taught by Dana Hatheway, a local custom woodworker.
Jim carefully fiberglassed the entire body of the skiff. He added gorgeous pine running boards, floorboards, transom, oars, seats, and oar locks. The skiff comes equipped with a Briggs & Stratton 5 horsepower motor and a customized 16-foot trailer. The boat has all of the necessary paperwork and title.

To help facilitate this auction, and ensure that we reach the reserve price, on this item we will be accepting bids via phone prior to the auction. If you would like to bid on this item, call Reed Caldwell, Development Manager, at 828.837.2775 (Monday- Friday 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.)

Featured Artist:

Harry Hearne has been a full-time raku artist for 20 years, working out of his own Turning Point Clay Studio near the Folk School campus.

In addition to teaching classes in his studio, Harry taught for five years at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts. He has conducted workshops at various colleges, universities, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and at the Folk School since 1995.

Featured Artist: 

Paul Garrett is a full-time artist-blacksmith who has been working with metal since 1978. The owner & operator of Ironwood Forge, he has experience in projects ranging from architectural to functional to artistic. He is our Resident Artist in Blacksmithing and has taught and taken many classes at the Folk School.

In 2009, Paul took a study trip to Europe, where he and teammate Matt Jenkins received an Honorable Mention in the World Forging Championship in Stia, Italy.

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