Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America


Francis Whitaker Blacksmithing Scholarship  
at John C. Campbell Folk School  


Two $600 scholarships will be awarded for the Traditional Joinery Projects Class  taught by Clay Spencer, April 8-14, 2012   
Check class description at:


Students must be intermediate to advanced skill level and will be responsible for any expenses not covered by the scholarship such as meals, lodging/camping, materials and fuel fee.  
Application Requirements 
1. Describe your blacksmithing training/experience: any classes, demonstrations, jobs, commissions, craft shows, how much you work at your forge, etc. 
2. Several photos of your work. 
3. Drawing of the project you propose to do in class. It should be to scale showing stock size and joinery, no MIG or arc welding in project. Include list of material with sizes and lengths. 
4. Goals for your blacksmithing, briefly. 
5. Why you need scholarship help, briefly.

Your application will be graded against others received.

Send to Clay Spencer at



73 Penniston Pvt. Drive 
Somerville, AL 35670 


You may call 256-558-3658 or e-mail on any questions. Application must be received by March 1, 2012. Do not send before February 1.

Other scholarship for this class may be available from:

 Francis Whitaker Blacksmith Education Foundation, in Colorado Contact Clay Spencer for info: email:  

or from your local organization:  ABANA Affiliates list

or ABANA:  ABANA Scholarships 


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