James Crowell began making knives in Mt. View, AR in 1980 and is a past Ozark Folk Center State Park Resident Blacksmith and Knife maker. He earned the distinction of Master Bladesmith from the American Bladesmith Society in 1986 and was certified as the first, non-founding father, Instructor for the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) that same year.
Jim is a long time faculty member of The Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College and teaches all over the country at seminars and ‘Hammer-Ins’. He has won many awards including the first American Bladesmith Society Bill Moran Knife of the Year, the Blade Magazine Best Forged Knife and was the winner of numerous American Bladesmith Society Cutting Competitions. Jim has demonstrated at many symposiums and Hammer-Ins including the Scagle in Michigan, Batson Bladesmith Symposium in Alabama and the Haywood College in NC. He was the featured demonstrator for the North Texas Blacksmiths Association April 2010. He has made knives for people all over the world. Jim was recently inducted into the ABS Hall of Fame!
Instructor’s Upcoming Events
Dates: 11/06/2020 - 11/08/2020
Class Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Title: Introduction to Damascus Steel
Event Category: James Crowell’s Studio
Nov 2020Veterans Healing Arts Workshop: Songwriting and Poetry - 11/04/2020 - 11/25/2020 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Introduction to Damascus Steel - 11/06/2020 - 11/08/2020 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Painting With Panache -- Monthly Painting Class - 11/09/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reverse Glass Painting: "The Owl" - 11/13/2020 - 11/14/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dec 2020Box Turning Design - 12/02/2020 - 12/05/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Painting With Panache -- Monthly Painting Class - 12/14/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm