March 2018- Just received word that I was chosen as one of the top traditional craftsman in the US for 2018 by Early American Life Magazine. I am very proud of this honor. Details follow:
Congratulations! Because of your creative talents and dedication to historical accuracy, you have been chosen to join the distinguished group of craftspeople listed in the 2018 Directory of Traditional American Crafts in the August 2018 issue
For the past 49 years, Early American Life has promoted traditional craftsmanship, providing our national readership with comprehensive information on early American crafts, their history, their function, and the importance of their preservation. In addition, we are committed to promoting individual craftspeople and their artistry. As a Directory artisan, you rank as one of the most talented of them all.
We thank you for your contribution to the preservation of American history.
Info from Early American Life website – The Directory lists the artists judged as being the best in America by a jury of museum curators, historians, authors, collectors, and other experts and appears in the August issue of Early American Life magazine.
Thanks to the Galax Gazette for placing an article in Twin County Living that came out January 24,2014, about my hand made wooden bowls, ladles and spoons. Hopefully this will help bring some attention to a dying art.