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John Phillips

Bladesmith, Phillips Forged in Knoxville

The path of a knife maker

PRESENTED ON FEB 08, 2018
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 26

An autobiographical look at what led John Phillips to hone his craft as a knife maker, and the future that lies ahead.

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What makes Maker Faire exciting

BY ERIC BOYD
@ VOL 24 ON MAY 21, 2013

Eric Boyd, co-organizer of the Mini Maker Faire Toronto, shares some of the exciting projects he experienced from other Maker Faire in other cities.

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The Maker Addict Movement

BY LIZ NEELY
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Liz Neely is a maker addict. She creates things that have no purpose; only to see if she could make something out of her own imagination. She does not believe in the impossible and therefore challenges others to thing freely and create because no matter the lack of experience you may have nor how impossioble it may seem, it can be made. 

 

 

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What is a Maker?

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@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

People are talking about this new “maker” movement the world over, but what criteria must be met if you want to be considered a Maker? John Makowsky shares how he discovered his own maker identity, and what he believes defines a maker.

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Metal Works

BY SUSAN THORNTON
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Molding working making metals

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Community Over Competition

BY DEREK WHITE
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Derek White of Bird on the Wire Studios believes all of us have a responsibility to support the makers movement, contribute to maker culture, put forth an ethos of community above competition, and commit to patronage with purpose.  Bird on the Wire Studios is committed to nourishing the budding maker community that makes Knoxville such a wonderful place to live.

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The Blacksmith

BY JOHN HUFFSTUTTER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 26, 2018

John Huffstutter presents blacksmithing history and some of his amazing works.

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Stories in Metal

BY STEFANIE DUECK
@ VOL 47 ON NOV 29, 2018

Stefanie Dueck presentation is about the unique histories behind handmade objects. She discusses her background, the stories behind some specific pieces, and how the story of her work develops as it's passed on to others.

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Making The Maker City

BY MARANDA VANDERGRIFF
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

The Maker City is the greater Knoxville-area community of makers, artists, creatives, and small-scale manufacturers and supporting entities. Led by the Mayor’s Maker Council, The Maker City creates collaborative partnerships, programming, and opportunities in support of Knoxville’s maker community. Maranda Vandergriff is the Creative Director at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, the owner and designer behind Vagabondary, and serves on the support staff for The Maker City.
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From Iron and Heat

BY DAVID SECREST
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Making art from iron can be a hot, tiring and gritty task, but you would never know it when you see the work of David Secrest. Spanning a career of several decades, Secrest has created a body of work which shows his aptitude for observation, interpretation and a unique gift of craftsmanship. He shows us the tremendous amount of thought, patience and skill it takes to create an elegant piece of art made out of heated, hammered and bent metal.