Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction
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The John C. Campbell Folk School is looking forward to our upcoming auction— the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. This event will be held in the Keith House on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This auction will feature amazing art from our instructors, resident artists and students. We hope you will join us and auctioneers, Tim Ryan and Bob Grove, for a wonderful evening of togetherness, art and camaraderie. This auction helps guarantee that the Folk School will continue to be a haven where artists can learn, work and be inspired.
Featured Artist: Harry Hearne
Harry Hearne has been a full-time raku artist for 20 years, working out of his own Turning Point Clay Studio. In addition to teaching classes there, Harry taught for five years at the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts and has conducted workshops at various colleges, universities, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and at the Folk School since 1995. You can visit his website by clicking here.
The estate of Jim Grant has donated a beautiful, handmade 15- foot skiff to our Auction. Jim Grant built this boat in 2005 in a class taught by Dana Hatheway, a local custom woodworker. Over the years, Jim fiber glassed the entire body of the skiff and 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 please call Reed Caldwell, Development Manager at 828.837.2775 (Monday- Friday 9:30- 4:30 p.m.). Click here to see additional photos.
Featured Artist: Paul Garrett
Paul is a full-time artist-blacksmith who has been working with metal since 1978. He is owner/operator of the Ironwood Forge and has experience in projects ranging from architectural to functional to artistic. He has attended, taught, and assisted many classes at the Folk School and is the school’s Resident Artist in Blacksmithing. His mission as an instructor is to teach good basic smithing techniques and habits early to ensure a rewarding experience for each student. 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.