Moveable Secretary

Moveable Secretary by 2024 Haywood Community College graduate Ben Butler. On display at the Folk Art Center May 11 – September 18, 2024.

  • 2023
  • Sapele, ash, copper
  • 46.5” x 21.25” x 30.5”
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Exhibition on Display: Class of 2024 – Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program

The Southern Highland Craft Guild opened its Main Gallery exhibition at the Folk Art Center showcasing the Graduating Class of 2024 of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program on May 11th. Located on the second floor until September 18th, the show continues the historical relationship between the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Haywood, an educational center of the Guild. This new generation of craft is led by instructors Amy Putansu in fiber, Brian Wurst in wood, Emily Reason in clay, and Robert Blanton in metals & jewelry. Students of the Haywood program come from all over, with or without prior experience of craft, and sometimes pursuing it as a second or third career. The course of study is challenging, combining craft concentrations with supplemental classes in design, drawing, craft history, business, marketing and photography.

Haywood Community College and the Southern Highland Craft Guild share a history that documents the role of craft education in preserving traditional culture, creating economic opportunity and fostering professional practice. All of the artists represent the vitality and creativity of craft practice today, which is the ultimate purpose of both institutions. Many Haywood graduates have become individual members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and have served the Guild in various capacities.

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