We spent the last two weeks at John C. Campbell folk school.
What an amazing two weeks it was.
erry Darnell of Mill Creek Forge taught an 18th century pipe smoking accessories class the first week that we were there.
Here are the items that my blacksmith made.
A good shot of him hard at work.
Bob Alexander, a fellow Missouri blacksmith, works at one of the 14 forges in this beautiful building.
The shop was a timber frame project made on site. I love the anvils carved into the beams.
The Paul Garrett tool room. If it's not there, you probably don't need it.
Week number 2 was taught by Bob Alexander, with my blacksmith being the assistant instructor. It had 6 women and 6 men, some of whom had never even started a fire before. The class was titled "Flowers in Metal". Everyone started by making tulips. From there it was pretty open, from day lilies, cattails, daffodils, irises, even a trillium!
Show and tell at the end of the week showcased their work. The instuctors worked extra hard with such a big class, but I bet they are ready to go back in a heart beat.