November 2010 – vol.6, Larry Pletcher, editor
Art DeCamp is one of our premier horn makers. To say only this would be unfair. Art has spent much time and energy in the study of colonial horns. One only needs to spend a bit of time with him to realize what a resource he is to those of us interested in powder horns.
I have had the pleasure of attending two of Art’s classes at Conner Prairie. Both were a careful mix of American horn history, instruction on building techniques, and hands on help in building the students’ horn. My last class with Art was his 2009 Screw Tip horn class. This past fall, Art taught two classes – one was basic horn construction and the other was on screw tip horns. There are additional photos from that class in the Conner Prairie article found in the Featured Articles Menu.
Art is an officer and contributing member of the Honorable Company of Horners. He will soon publish his new book, a comprehensive study of screw tip horns. Art attends a variety of the shows, including the CLA show at Lexington held in August. The first two photos are from Art’s table at CLA this past August. The final photo is from the Contemporary Makers blog taken by Jan Riser.
Art’s web site with contact info: http://www.artspowderhorns.com/