Visiting Artisan Series

The Savannah Tech’s Visiting Artisan series is the first effort of its kind at any of Georgia’s technical colleges, bringing three world-class craftsmen to campus each for a week throughout the year. Savannah Tech has the only public hands-on preservation program in the state. The program has gained international recognition and has contributed to a number of community-based preservation projects in the surrounding communities.


Previous Visiting Artisans:

  • Jason Klein – Master Glassblower of Historical Glassworks
  • Amy McAuley – Traditional Wood Sash Windows (Nov. 2014)
  • John McRitchie – International Master Craftsman, woodworking (April 2014)
  • Neil Rippingale, dry stone mason (Feb. 2013)
  • Jeff and Henry Orton, master plasterers (Nov. 2012)
  • Rudy R. Christian, timber framer (March 2012)
  • Gerard Lynch, the Red Mason, brickwork consultant, master bricklayer, educator and author (Feb. 2012)
  • Tom Kupper/Dan Beal, stained glass artisans from Lincoln Cathedral (Nov. 2011)

For information about the Visiting Artisan Series and Historic Preservation at Savannah Technical College, contact Benjamin Curran at or 912.443.5864.