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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Iron Man

[Photo by Peter Frank Edwards for Charleston Magazine]

The recent passing of master blacksmith Philip Simmons has received good coverage in Charleston and I don't want the month to end without sharing some of the interesting links. If you are not familiar with his work, you might enjoy exploring these:

Charleston Magazine's tribute by Stephanie Hunt

Philip Simmons Foundation

Remembering a Master on the Drayton Hall blog

The Post and Courier coverage


Terry said...

Mr. Simmons was also an inspiration for and founder of the wonderful American College of the Building Arts where his skills and artistry are honored and passed on.

Alicia said...

Wow!!! I'm always sadddened when master craftsman pass on, wondering if there's someone around to keep the traditions of crafted quality burning.

Style Court said...


Thanks so much for adding the link.

La Maison Fou said...

I looked at these sites...really great!

Southern Aspirations said...

Thank you so much for sharing! It is sad when a master of a trade passes on.

Karena said...

A master craftsman, I love custom iron works.

Karen said...

What a true talent. Thanks for sharing these, Courtney.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

He was a community treasure...thank goodness we have all of her beautiful work to remember him by.