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A master of metal molds an apprentice of his art

Among the dozens of people plying their crafts here at the Great Lakes Folk Festival weekend are members of the Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.  For 26 years, the Michigan State University Museum has supported master artists and their apprentices who keep our state’s artistic traditions alive. There are nine master and apprentice teams at this year’s festival.  Current State’sKevin Lavery met one pair in a small mid-Michigan town who are turning scrap into sculpture.

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Tim Higgins (left) and Sam Pettersen are metalsmiths...artisans of a craft that dates back 4,000 years.

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