The blacksmith mural designer is by Ross Byrd, a recent BFA graduate student.
The blacksmith mural painting session was lead by Doreyl Ammons Cain, mural artist. Members of the community
and children were assisted in painting the mural. The Metals Shop features the first blacksmith forges and art
foundry ever fired on landfill gas.
The Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) utilizes clean, renewable energy resources to encourage economic development,
provide environmental protection, and offer educational opportunities that together will help lead towards a more sustainable
future for Western North Carolina. Located in Dillsboro, NC, JCGEP captures methane gas from the old town landfill, then uses
the gas as fuel for a series of artisan studios.
Public tours are offered on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am - 3 pm; and at other times by appointment. Tours
include a glassblowing demonstration, a walking lecture on the GEP's renewable energy use and history, a visit to their
ceramics kiln, and a blacksmithing demonstration when available.