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John Jordan Endowed Scholarship at Arrowmont

Thank you for your generous gift to support the John Jordan Endowed Scholarship! This scholarship will provide workshop funding for woodworking individuals who demonstrate financial need. Your contributions mean more artists get to experience John Jordan’s legacy: the lifechanging and life-uplifting chance to be in community and hone your craft with excellent-quality arts instruction.

If you have questions or would like more information about supporting Arrowmont, call Lindsey Campbell, annual giving coordinator, [email protected], 865-436-5860 x34.

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Since the passing of John Jordan, several of his friends have established an endowed scholarship in his name at Arrowmont for students interested in taking a woodturning class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. John was one of the best and most talented woodturners to ever teach at Arrowmont, and an advocate for woodturning around the world.

John Jordan showing a finished vessel to students (1994)

A woodturning workshop with John Jordan was never boring. His praise was genuine, though hard-won. His humor and abilities were ever-present. Long-time program director Bill Griffith said, “I probably hired John a dozen times as program director. I watched his two kids grow up during those years when his family visited during John’s two-week teaching sessions. Getting to know artists and their families was always a big perk of my job.”

John Jordan was a self-taught, internationally acclaimed woodturner connected to Arrowmont as a student and instructor for almost 40 years – beginning with his participation in the first national woodturning symposium at Arrowmont in 1985, which was the foundation for establishing the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). His knowledge and signature style of turning green wood into elegant hand carved and textured forms has been shared with hundreds of aspiring students worldwide.

Anyone who is interested in contributing to the John Jordan Scholarship Fund can do so by contacting the Arrowmont Institutional Advancement Department, 865.436.5860,  [email protected], or by mailing a check to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

John Jordan demonstrating at Arrowmont (2012)

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