CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: MAN MADE ITEMS
ARTISAN VILLAGE AT SPRUCE FOREST
I visited the artisan village at Spruce Forrest in Grantsville Md. some time ago.
Imagine yourself back in time when the local artisans of a community supplied the crocks, dry goods, wrought iron tools, and decorative elements of the household. Just as well-wrought goods were handed down as heirlooms in earlier times.
Today the Spruce Forest Artisan Village is home to ten professional artisans.
No paid actors or reproduced backdrops here…..only highly skilled, articulate craftsmen in beautifully restored log cabins and other restored buildings of historic note.
Established 35 years ago. Spruce Forest Artisan Village, an offspring of Penn Alps, has been a seedbed for those wishing to learn and pursue the traditional arts and crafts of our colonial roots. Early classes in wood carving, pottery, metal sculpture and weaving led to locating and saving historic buildings that would allow the public to watch artisans at their craft in fully functioning studios. The early efforts of teachers and volunteers have produced a world champion bird carver and professionally trained artisans who now share their knowledge with visitors and students.
Visit Cee’s Photography for her latest challenge, Fun Photo: Man Made Items.
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