John Curtis Crawford is a maker of magical things from puppets to elaborate sculptures of wood and stone. John has been a professional puppeteer, a lighting designer, a scenic artist, and an arts advocate. He was technical director and teacher of puppetry and technical theater at NYU.. John’s early training as a puppeteer honed his innate gift of bringing inanimate objects to life; his lifelong love of the natural world and of wild places led him through mystical doorways. When the Fairies asked him, one full moon night, to build them a house, he was ready. John’s passion is to give form to the many voices that speak to him through twigs and stones and to let his sculptures tell stories of the wild places of the Otherworld.
Bridget Wolfe is a teacher, writer, myth keeper, and storyteller, weaving the stories whispered to her by winds and Fairy wings into the fabric of everyday lives. She has spent almost 30 years studying shamanism’s maps of the Otherworld with teachers from North and South America, England, Africa, and Hawaii. She has blended the teachings of medicine wheels and sacred ritual together with her more formal education – she has earned MA degrees in English and Clinical Psychology – to create ceremonial retreats and rites of passage for groups in the U.S., England and Ireland. The experiences gleaned from her forays into the Otherworld have found expression through her love of language, first as an oral storyteller and more recently as a writer of mystical tales. She has written fairy tale vignettes for more than 500 of John’s fairy house sculptures. A book collection of her stories is in process.
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