Press release from the Southern Highland Craft Guild:
Makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild are preparing for the launch of their 2020 special event programming at the Folk Art Center with the fifth annual Glass & Metal Day. As the country’s second oldest, non-profit craft organization, the Guild brings awareness to the endangered process of handmade craft through their free, educational events. This is one of the five educational events hosted throughout the year at the Folk Art Center.
On Saturday, April 4, Guild members will showcase their skills and techniques of glass and metal in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., these master craftsmen will be blacksmithing, glass blowing, piercing and annealing metals, knife making, bezeling, repoussé, soldering stained glass, forging and many other processes.
The Guild’s educational event series is a significant outlet that members use to share their process. Often, consumers are not informed of the stories behind their purchased goods. The Guild advocates and cultivates spaces to connect buyers with sellers to foster upward mobility for makers.
For a complete list of artists participating in Glass & Metal Day, visit our Facebook Events page, or visit craftguild.org/events or call 828-298-7928. Participants will be announced closer to date.
Admission to Glass & Metal Day and the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, a craft shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore.