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Robert Keiper

Fountain City, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Robert Keiper

For 40 years, Robert has been turning stone into tools, using both the aboriginal approach and 21st century conveniences in developing his skill as a flintknapper. He has taught hundreds of students to flint knap, keeping an ancient skill alive. Robert’s work has been published in several journals. He currently runs his own flintknapping workshop and studio.

Current Courses Offered by Robert Keiper

2 Days
Teaser image for Basic Flintknapping

Basic Flintknapping

Our ancestors produced sharpened tools of stone—axe heads, knife blades, and arrow points. Learn how flintknapping evolved and how to identify appropriate base materials from which you can produce a variety of sharpened stone tools. This class will introduce the basic techniques of pressure flaking and percussion, providing the basis…
Sat, Jul 25th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 26th, 2020
Instructor: Robert Keiper