Ed, one of the founding fathers of the Puget Sound Knappers, has been hosting this knap-in for a decade and the combination of good weather, plenty of room (20 acres), lots of ammentities including a 24 target archery course, always makes for a great time! We're still trying to tally up the attendance but suffice to say it was very well attended, well over 20 knappers plus family and friends.
In addition to several newbie knappers, the 2011 Goldendale Knap-in welcomed back several notable knappers who've been missed over the last could of years - master knapper and Paleo Artist Cole Hurst and master knapper and Native American (Cherokee), Jim Baugh. For any of use who are less experienced (and talented), the chance to watch these masters of the are is a real treat!
Goldendale is a quintessenntial PSK Knap-in - great host, great food, great knappers, plenty of rock and a great place to take free lessons from some of the very best knappers anywhere!
A PSK knap-in is not just about knapping but also features other Paleo Art. This one was no exception. Just take a look at some of the other art of Cole Hurst, Stu Murdock, Jim Baugh and others.
Partial List of knappers attending:
For more photos of individual's art visit their art galleries in the 'Interesting Stuff' secton
Come early or park far away!
Even the trees love the Goldendale Knap-in (photo take on site)!
Around the Campfire
Potluck Dinner - A Feast!
(visible faces - left to right) Rob Roy, Stu 'Ute' Murdock, Jim Baugh, Mike Tari (foreground)
(foreground - left to right) Ron Nickols, Joseph Wernex, Mick Hill, Jim Miller (green brim), Jim Smith (tan hat & brim)
Native American PSK Members
(left to right) Stuart Murdock - Ute Nation, Jim Baugh, Cherokee Nation
Mick 'Big Blade' Hill
(left ot right) Jim 'Reefer' Keffer, Jim Smith, Joe Wernex, Mick Hill, Joe Greenwell, Arlene Wernex
Jim Smith (on right with beard) giving free lessons to a newbie
Knappers and their Art on Display at the Goldendale Knap-in
Cole Hurst - Display Case
Cole Hurst Obsidian Blades - Mexican Green and Davis Creek Rainbow
Cole Hurst - Ceremonial Dance Blade
Cole Hurst - Ceremonial Headdress
Stuart 'Ute' Murdock - Celtic Knives
Stuart Murdock -Replica Sinew-backed Short Bow - Northern California 'Modock Tribe
Jim Baugh - Native American Necklaces
Points Sold at the Goldendale Knap-in - 50% of Prodeeds going to the Host!
Jim Miller - Petrified Wood Points
Mick Tari - Self Bows
Newbie PSK Member/Knapper Max Guettinger
Newbie PSK Member/Knapper Rob Roy
Newbie PSK Member/Knapper Ian
More 'Flintknapping Floozies'!
(left to right) Holly Hill Carol Wattenbarger, Beverly Keffer
Archer Carol Wattenbarger
Carol and Don Wattenbarger and Jim smith
Archer Joe Greenwell
Archer Jim Smith
The Accomodations Section
Joe and Betty's new digs
Stuart Murdock - Truck and Tent - Chili Cook!
Campers, Trailers. Motorhomes, Tents - you name it!
Field Ambulance - just in case!