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 7, 2015, 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 afternoon 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: Lorraine Cathey
Lorraine has been a fiber artist for the past 15 years, creating heirloom mohair teddy bears and whimsical, needle-felted bears and gnomes. Her needle-felting adventure began at the Folk School in 2004, and she has won numerous awards for her bears and needle-felted characters since then. Also a watercolor artist, Lorraine’s love of painting led her to create needle-felted landscapes. She was recently juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild with this art and her bears. She has taught classes in Florida, Alabama, and North Carolina and is a member of several guilds and craft organizations. Believing that learning never ends, she conducts her classes with fun and a noncompetitive spirit.
Featured Artist: Judy Peppers
Judy has been a glass and wire artist since 1987 and has been making glass beads since 2002. She has shown and sold her work at craft shows and galleries throughout the Southeast and has her own gallery/studio. She has studied with lampwork artists Kim Adams, Corina Tettinger, Rocio Bearer, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Joy Munshower, Kerri Fuhr, and others. Judy believes that continuing her own education in the jewelry arts helps her to bring both classic designs and modern, innovative ideas to the classroom.