The Craft Shop at John C. Campbell Folk School is an established gallery-style shop committed to selling the highest quality handcrafted items made by regional artists. Our pieces represent many of the traditional techniques taught in weeklong and weekend workshops on the Folk School's 270-acre campus. We carry a variety of hand forged ironwork, Brasstown Carver’s woodcarvings, woven home goods and garments, pottery, wood-turned bowls, and stained glass.
I was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I’m a 3rd generation Cherokee potter. My mother, Merina (Swimmer) Myers passed on her knowledge of Cherokee pottery to me and continues to be my teacher and mentor; helping me to further build my skills, refine my techniques, and carry on our culture.
As the granddaughter and namesake of renowned Cherokee potter Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer, I sign all of my pots with my mother’s family name “Swimmer” to honor my Native American heritage. It’s important to me to carry our name forward through this traditional artform.
All of my pots are hand built and burned in an open fire. The pots color is determined by the type of wood used. I use traditional patterns when decorating my pots, although I sometimes add sculptural animals or nature based freehand designs.
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After careful consideration and with utmost concern for the safety of staff and community, the Craft Shop has suspended in-person shopping effective12/10/20. We are open for phone orders and curbside pickup Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.
The Craft Shop staff are appreciative of your support and patience during this time.
John C. Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Rd
Brasstown, NC 28906
828-837-2775 ext. 125