Item description for Highland Handcrafters: Appalachian Craftspeople by Michael Joslin...
Highland Handcrafters: Appalachian Craftspeople tells the story of both the early and late immigrants to the region. From Mary Patton, whose powder blew the British from the Carolinas at Kings Mountain, to Billy Ruth Sudduth, a recent "settler" who has brought basket-making to a high-art form. This book profiles the famous, such as blacksmith Bea Hensley and his son Michael, whose hand-forged creations are sought by presidents and tycoons, and Arval Woody whose chairs rock in museums and mansions. And it presents the humble, such as Joe Willis, whose hand-shaped handles have served mountain workers for over half a century, and Warren Campbell, whose hand-sewn harnesses adorn sturdy draft horses working in woods and fields.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Parkway Publishers
ISBN 1933251085 ISBN13 9781933251080
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An absorbing multiple profile of resourceful, creative, and skilled human beings Jan 10, 2006
Highland Handcrafters: Appalachian Craftspeople is the captivating true story of both early and late immigrants to the Appalachian Mountains region and the wondrous handcrafts they have produced throughout the generations. Chapters tell the stories of individuals who created everything from harnesses to metal sculptures, paintings, blown glass, pottery, stone buildings, music, furniture, cider, and much more. Each profile of an individual includes a black-and-white photographs and a down-to-earth about the person's life and creations. An absorbing multiple profile of resourceful, creative, and skilled human beings.