Convocation to Focus on Berea Craft: A Renewable Resource

Stephen Burks, Glenn Adamson and, Berea’s own, Aaron Beale will present Berea Craft: A Renewable Resource, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. The three will discuss the history and current tradition of craft making at Berea College and a new collaboration between Burks and the College focused on inclusive design that can sustain the mission of Berea well into the future.

Stephen Burks portrait

Stephen Burks

Burks is the principal and founder of his company Stephen Burks Man Made LLC. He is a traveler and designer who has worked as a product development consultant in Australia, Colombia, Ghana, Haiti, India and other nations.

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Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department is accepting course registration for the fall 2018 Westervelt Program. The Westervelt program is offered each year to Berea townspeople as well as students, faculty and staff. The program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest. Continue reading Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

Woodworking Hand Tool Event at Berea College Crafts

Attendees at a previous Hand Tool eventLie-Nielsen Toolworks®, a U.S. manufacturer of heirloom-quality woodworking tools, is bringing its popular Hand Tool Event® to Berea, Kentucky on Sept. 28 and 29 at Berea College Crafts, located in the Mueller Building, 100 Student Crafts Court. This event, which is part of the company’s ongoing international program, provides woodworkers of all ages and skill levels exposure to the benefits of traditional hand tools and techniques. The event will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is an opportunity for the public to receive first-hand instruction directly from the toolmakers. Continue reading Woodworking Hand Tool Event at Berea College Crafts

British Magazine Features Student Woodcrafts

Student working at woodcraft

(Photo: Jon Kemp ’19)

Berea’s student woodcraft program is featured in the latest issue of Woodworking Crafts, a British magazine by the Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications. The article includes many photos and comments by woodcraft students as well as a profile of Andy Glenn, Berea’s woodcraft supervisor. The feature provides a brief overview of Berea College’s distinctive no-tuition model to provide a high quality education for a diverse range of students who could not otherwise afford college. The article also describes the history of the woodcraft program along with explanations of the day-to-day operations that produce the beautiful and functional crafts that consumers prize. Continue reading British Magazine Features Student Woodcrafts

Berea College Crafts: A Tradition for 125 Years

Contemporary Appalachian design. Heirloom quality.

Beautiful, handcrafted items made by Berea College students tell a story in every home. For 125 years, a dedication to craftsmanship, design and tradition has guided the work of our students. More than 100 students work 10 to 15 hours per week in the various departments of Student Crafts. Continue reading Berea College Crafts: A Tradition for 125 Years

Berea College Crafts Program Featured on Kentucky Educational Television

TimGlotzbach-356Tim Glotzbach, Director of Berea College’s Student Crafts Program is being featured on Kentucky Life on KET – Kentucky Educational Television. Host Doug Flynn interviewed him about Berea’s student-made crafts and Berea’s new AIR Institute, which builds on the College’s tradition of serving artists. The AIR Institute expands financial opportunities for Appalachia, and promotes arts, crafts, and creative business practices so students and others in the region can learn to develop a financially sustainable living as artists and social entrepreneurs. Continue reading Berea College Crafts Program Featured on Kentucky Educational Television

Berea #1 for Crafts in America

Berea student at potters wheelWith more than 47,789 votes tallied, American craft lovers have named Berea as their number one choice. Noted as top in the nation for its vibrant craft scene, Berea, Kentucky features a wide range of galleries and studios offering exceptionally high quality handcrafts, including the renowned woodcrafts, weaving, broom crafts, and ceramics made by Berea College students and a wide range of other arts and crafts produced by Berea alumni and other artisans in the broader community. Continue reading Berea #1 for Crafts in America

Berea’s Student-made Brooms Featured in Baltimore Sun

Berea College’s popular Streamliner brooms were featured in a recent article titled “Better Brooms Make a Clean Sweep” published by the Baltimore Sun. Berea’s brooms top the list of products highlighted in the article. Continue reading Berea’s Student-made Brooms Featured in Baltimore Sun

Berea College Begins Construction on “Deep Green Residence Hall”

Berea College will begin construction on what will be the most energy-efficient residence hall in the commonwealth of Kentucky, if not the country, in April 2012. The three-story, 42,000 square foot building – referred to as the “Deep Green Residence Hall” – will be constructed adjacent to Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant and will house 120 students in 66 rooms. Construction is expected to be completed by August 2013. Continue reading Berea College Begins Construction on “Deep Green Residence Hall”

Berea College Hosts American Girl Book Event

Kit is visiting Aunt Millie in 1934, when a professor arrives to study Kentucky mountain traditions. Kit is thrilled to help with her research until it becomes clear that somebody doesn’t want “outsiders” nosing around. She decides to find out who’s making trouble… even if it means venturing into Lonesome Hollow in the dark of night. Continue reading Berea College Hosts American Girl Book Event