Skip to comments.Funeral held for famed SC blacksmith
Posted on 06/27/2009 9:02:21 AM PDT by Peter Horry
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Funeral services will be held for a famed South Carolina blacksmith who died this week.
The Harleston Boags Funeral Home of Charleston says that the Saturday funeral for Philip Simmons has been moved to the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium to accommodate the large crowd that's expected.
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"Pieces of his work have been acquired as well by the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM; the Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC, the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA,"
I have seen his work in Charleston and believe I have a small piece I bought at a gift shop.
I was going to ask you if you were the one that once worked at Old Salem, in NC, but see you are on the Pennsylvania message board.... think he was out west.
It’s great that we still have skilled artisans who produce products of superb quality, unfortunately most of it is quite expensive. I believe the nephew of Mr. Simmons had been his apprentice for some time so maybe he will carry on with the work.
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