Bid on Fine Craft and Art at John C. Campbell Folk School's Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction

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The Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction is a fundraiser for the John C. Campbell Folk School, a not-for-profit organization in Western NC.

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Auctioneer, Tim Ryan, and Director, Jan Davidson, admire a colorful textile design up for bid at the John C. Campbell Folk School's annual Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction.

The annual Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction will be held Saturday, November 5 from 1:00- 4:00 PM in the Keith House of the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. The Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction will give attendees an opportunity to bid on more than 200 handmade fine craft and art items. Pottery, woodcarving, painting, weaving, blacksmithing, jewelry, and much more will be included in the silent and live auctions.

Local auctioneers, Bob Grove and Tim Ryan, will lead the bidding with light hearted humor while Folk School Director, Jan Davidson, will emcee the live auction. Folk School craft instructors from all over the country have donated some of their finest items to the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. The auction is an important fundraiser for the Folk School and proceeds will benefit all craft programs, not only blacksmithing.

“This is a great chance to support the Folk School. The day will be pleasant, easy-going, full of laughter and good fun- who doesn’t need that?” says Director Jan Davidson. The silent auction will last from 1:00- 2:00 PM, which will also give attendees an opportunity to preview live auction items. The live auction will be from 2:00- 4:00 PM.

A complete list of artists and photos of selected items may be previewed at http://www.folkschool.org/auction. eBay auctions will open November 1. For more information about the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction, call the John C. Campbell Folk School at 828-837-2775 or visit http://www.folkschool.org. The John C. Campbell Folk School is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The John C. Campbell Folk School offers weeklong classes for adults in traditional crafts & fine art, music, dance, cooking, photography, nature studies, and writing. Based on the Danish “schools for life,” the John C. Campbell Folk School was founded in 1925 to provide education and preserve the mountain crafts of the region. Nestled on 300 acres in Brasstown, NC, the school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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