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FOLK FESTIVAL FEATURE

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Phil Mullins looks at a spoon and sees the face of a sculpture. A fork handle is a bracelet. Knife handles turn into bud vases. For more than 30 years, Mullins has been making artwork – fun figures and one-of-a-kind jewelry – out of old flatware. He hunts flea markets and online sources for pieces that are 50 to 100 years old. “The more ornate the pattern is, the better it sells,” he says.

Mullins plans to be one of many arts and craft vendors at this year’s 39th International Folk Festival from Sept. 23-24 in Festival Park. This event is a particular favorite of his because of the variety of arts and craft people. “It’s well managed and people are very nice,” he adds. Not to mention that his “Silver Creations” booth won first place last year!

Make sure you check out all the arts and craft vendors at this year's Festival!

www.theartscouncil.com/iff

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  • Credit: Phil Mullins
  • Credit: Phil Mullins
  • Credit: Phil Mullins
  • Credit: Phil Mullins
  • Credit: Phil Mullins