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Jon Campbell
Artist: Jon Campbell
4 Marten Ave., 
Narragansett,  RI 02882

Telephone: 401/439-3296
Email: jcampbellwampum@yahoo.com
Artist Category: Music
Artist Type: Folk

[F] Folk Artist. Instrument & Wampum making; Antler & Wood Sculpture. Jon began building musical instruments in 1970. He has built guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis and, more recently, drums and rattles both on commission and for his own musical endeavors. He also spent several years researching and building Uillean (Irish) bagpipes with Patrick Sky. Jon's interest in traditional instrument ornamentation and inlay has led to a sideline of jewelry making which now includes the manufacture of tubular beads from Quahog shell, historically known as Wampum. He has also done several wood sculpture projects.

Artist's Website: http://www.jcampbellwampum.com

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