We decided to begin our introductions with the youngest of our artisans,
Kelsey A. Smith.
At 21 years of age, she is a third generation artisan. Her passion for pen and ink
coupled with a love of history makes the art of fraktur a perfect fit for her talents.
She began apprenticing with her mother, Rebekah L. Smith, when she was 14
years old, and has been inspired by Pennsylvania-German Folk art ever since.
Kelsey is currently at Indiana University-Purdue University Indinapolis
pursuing a Master of Arts in Museum Studies.
She hopes to work with local history Museums in the future and
continue with her folk art.