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John C. Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor, and historic trades preservationist. John received a B. F. A. from Missouri State University(Springfield) and an M. F. A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Creative influences have been through experiences as a teacher, student, graphic designer, and artist. John combines these experiences with an interest in history and the Historic trades of papermaking, book binding, and paper marbling. He has held classes in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. You can see John's historically inspired demonstrations at the Lewis and Clark Heritage days in Saint Charles, Missouri, Heritage Artisan's Week at Historic New Harmony, Indiana, the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY, the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, The Jane Austen Festival at the Locust Grove Plantation…

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  • Born on June 29
  • Joined December 9, 2008

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About

John C. Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor, and historic trades preservationist. John received a B. F. A. from Missouri State University(Springfield) and an M. F. A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Creative influences have been through experiences as a teacher, student, graphic designer, and artist. John combines these experiences with an interest in history and the Historic trades of papermaking, book binding, and paper marbling. He has held classes in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. You can see John's historically inspired demonstrations at the Lewis and Clark Heritage days in Saint Charles, Missouri, Heritage Artisan's Week at Historic New Harmony, Indiana, the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY, the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, The Jane Austen Festival at the Locust Grove Plantation Historic site in Louisville, Kentucky, and in Tennessee during the Harvest Celebration at Dollywood. John's work is featured in the shops at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. John has been chosen as a heritage artisan and listed in the 24th Directory of traditional American Crafts, August of 2011.

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