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The Crafts Center at NC State presents . . .



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Michael Good

A Discussion on the Principles of
Anticlastic Raising


Thursday, November 6, at 6:00 pm


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In conjunction with Michael Good’s weekend workshop ”Principles of Anticlastic Raising,” NC State students and the public alike are invited to attend this free evening presentation. Anticlastic forming was first discovered over three thousand years ago in late bronze age Ireland. The technology was then lost after the Celtic Invasions and its foundation rediscovered in the early 1970’s by Finnish metalsmith Heikki Seppa. Master goldsmith Michael Good, who met Heikki in 1977, spent the next 37years developing and teaching the principles of this fluid and sculptural technique. In his talk, Michael will demystify the process discussing the history of anticlastic raising from a topographical and philosophical point of view, as well as the technical implications as they are related to non-definitive movement. Whether a jeweler, metalsmith, or new generation techno-maker, come and join us for what promises to be an informative presentation of this historically honored technology. Visit Michael’s website:



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50th Anniversary!
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This year the Crafts Center is celebrating 50 years in Thompson Hall, a wonderful success story with many memories worth retelling.


We invite you to join us in the effort of retelling and archiving the Crafts Center’s history by sharing your personal memories and photographs on our special anniversaryblog:


The Crafts Center thanks the students of NC State University for their continued support. We also wish to thank all of the alumni, community members, University staff, Crafts Center instructors and craftspeople, and our affiliated guilds, whose contributions of time, equipment, materials and funding enrich the program.




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Joan Ruane

“Where Has Industrial Hemp Gone?

Saturday, September 13, at 7:30 pm



In conjunction with a weekend workshop presented by the Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild, NC State students and the public alike are invited for a free evening presentation by noted cotton spinner Joan Ruane on the history of hemp and the importance it played over the centuries, what is happening with hemp today and the role it is currently playing. To learn more about Joan visit her website


Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild is sponsoring a weekend workshop with Joan Ruane: “Spinning Hemp Fiber (Day 1) and Cotton Spinning Made Easy (Day 2),” on Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014. For more information and how to register, contact




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Gary Knight

CSI Facts & Fiction:
Forensic Photography in
Today’s Criminal Justice System


Thursday, October 2, at 6:00 pm




Calling all fans of CSI! The Gregg Museum and NC State’s Crafts Center present Forensic Photography in Today’s Criminal Justice System at the Crafts Center, lower level, Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh. Gary Knight, forensic photographer and Adjunct Lecturer in Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, shares his knowledge and experience of crime scene photography. For more about Gary’s work, visit