Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction
The John C. Campbell Folk School is looking forward to our upcoming auction— the November Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. This event will be held in the Keith House on Saturday, November 1, 2014 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 Item: Torch Fired Enameled Pendant by Paul Roche
Paul is a local resident of Brasstown, NC. His versatile background includes being a chef for 15 years and a butcher for 8 years. He now owns an organic farm of vegetables, poultry, and fruit trees. He was previously co-owner of two stained-glass studios. A chance opportunity to assist in an enameling class completely hooked Paul on this art form. He now has a home studio producing enamel work, has taught at Thompson Enamel, and his work has appeared in “Glass on Metal.” He is the Folk School’s Resident Artist in Enameling & Hot/Warm Glass.
Featured Item: Turned Spalted Maple Hollow Form by Charles Watson
Charles became interested in woodturning after participating in a furniture-making class and attending Rude Osolnik turning workshops. Charles is a founding member of the Palmetto Woodturners in SC, as well as a member of the Carolina Mountain Woodturners in Asheville and the American Association of Woodturners. He has attended, assisted, and taught turning classes at the Folk School and has been an assistant instructor at Arrowmont. His primary interest is turning decorative bowls from wood indigenous to South and North Carolina.