The Appalachian Blacksmith Association is back at the New Deal Festival celebrating their eleventh “Hammer-In” at the Arthurdale Forge. The group features blacksmith craftsmen from across West Virginia. The Appalachian Blacksmith Association is a regional affiliate of the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America.
Debbie & Amee Price practice their craft through the seat weaving classes they offer at the Monongalia Technical Education Center (MTEC). Their classes demonstrate and teach a variety of techniques including caning, splint weave, and rush. For more information about their classes, contact MTEC at (304) 291-9226. They will be demonstrating seat weaving on the Center Hall lawn.
Jinny Turman-Deal will be demonstrating weaving at the E-15 Homestead. She began her interest in fiber arts as an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University. She continues to work on her artistic skills while completing her doctoral degree at WVU. Jinny is also a board member of the AHI Board of Directors.
Molly & Jane Ann Superfesky will be demonstrating the art of stained glass.