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Nico Piedrahita

Emerging Traditional Artists Program

Carved wooden spoon and wood shavings

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Weaverville, North Carolina


Bowl and spoon carver

Year of Award


Grant or Fellowship

Emerging Traditional Artists Program

Grant Amount


Nico Piedrahita is a bowl and spoon carver from Weaverville, North Carolina. Nico specializes in traditional designs which he learned locally in Asheville and salvages green wood locally from fallen or cut trees that he cuts and splits himself. He uses hatchets, adzes, and other hand tools to shape it into blanks that are ready for the finished carving. Nico is dedicated to sharing these traditional woodworking skills with his community by teaching them to students in the area.