Apprenticeship Tags: 2017

Craft Dance Foodways Music Occupational Culture 

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Nate Leath and Aila and Eli Wildman

A long-time resident of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Nate Leath grew up in Hickory, North Carolina, a town in the heart of bluegrass and old-time music country. Nate picked up his… Read More»

Gary Horton and Tommy Horton

Gary Horton learned traditional logsmithing and historic home restoration from the late Don Chapman, widely considered the trade’s greatest master in Southwest Virginia. During his lifetime, Don disassembled, restored, and… Read More»

Susan Gaeta and Gina Sobel

When the Sephardic Jews were forced into exile from Spain and Portugal in the late fifteenth century, many settled in other Mediterranean countries but preserved their native language, Ladino, and… Read More»

Gene Williams and Lee Bagley

The early 1900s saw a surge of independent candy makers in Virginia, with dozens of confectioners operating statewide, from Bristol to Norfolk. In 1917, a young candy enthusiast named Shafter… Read More»

Evelyn Lahman and Dr. T. Micheal Gilley

A craft originally born of necessity, the fiber arts continue to thrive throughout southern Appalachia. In Southwest Virginia, gifted artists spin, dye, knit, and weave, consciously creating beautiful objects that… Read More»

Greg Galbreath and Peter Keller

Just as old-time mountain music has risen in popularity across America and the world, so has the art of banjo making. Unlike the three-finger-picking style for bluegrass banjo popularized by… Read More»