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Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
October 2013 Craft Fair Demonstrations
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Craft demonstrations are a highlight at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. Watching and interacting with highly skilled craftspeople as they create is entertaining and educational. Throughout the show, visitors will have the opportunity to observe works by over 200 members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and to learn about their inspiration and methods. There are also scheduled demonstrations to enhance the experience.
October Schedule of Demonstrations
Mike Lalone: pottery. Mike Lalone of Murphy, NC, will demonstrate techniques such as throwing, trimming and assembling clay in the ceramic process. He has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2009.
George McCollum: white oak baskets. George McCollum of Athens, TN, will demonstrate creation of a white oak basket from tree to completed basket, showing all stages from harvesting splints to weaving. George has been a member of the SHCG since 1986.
Betsy Morrill: deconstructed screen-printing on fabric. Betsy Morrill of Burnsville, NC, will demonstrate the surface design technique of layering various textures and colors through deconstructed screen-printing. Betsy has been a member of the SHCG since 2007.
Dede Styles: natural dyeing and spinning (Thurs – Fri). Dede Styles of Swannanoa, NC will demonstrate spinning and the traditional craft of using natural plant dyes to color yarn outside the US Cellular Center. Dede has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2000.