Folk

Jon Kay on January 29, 2013

I am planning a new podcast series about the history of folk arts in Indiana tentatively titled Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Arts and Crafts in the Hoosier State. The aim is to identify 200 folk artists and objects for our state’s bicentennial in 2016. I will feature one artist for each year of […]

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http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia601502.us.archive.org/18/items/Episode27_historicPhotographsAndMaterialCultureResearch/ArtisanAncestorPodcast27_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (32.2MB) A ton of information is embedded in historic photographs, especially when the images include artisans and handmade objects. In this episode of the Artisan Ancestors, I talk about my work identifying, organizing, and analyzing historic photograms. Focusing on my work with pictures of oak rod baskets from Southern Indiana,  I share how […]

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A wordpress site for a great oral history project focused on the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky.  Looking for a way to build an online presence or community? WordPress has emerged as the leading tool for building blogs and websites on the internet. As a way to encourage folks to take the plunge, I am […]

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http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode9_BrandtZipp_sSearchForForgottenAfricanAmericanPotters.mp3Podcast: Download (26.7MB) In this episode I talk with Brandt Zipp a young pottery scholar, who grew up around antique American stoneware in his family’s  antique auction business, The Crocker Farm, Inc. Zipp shares his research findings, as well as his techniques for discovering important information about free African American artisans working in New York, […]

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Jon Kay on November 22, 2010

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode6_TheTennesseeSamplerSurvey.mp3Podcast: Download (26.7MB) In this episode we talk with  historic preservationist John Staicer, who helped save the last 19th century saddletree factory in the United States. John not only helped place this vernacular treasure of Madison, Indiana  on the National Register Historic District, but he and several other professionals and volunteers worked to maintain the […]

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