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Portrait of Brian S. Newton

Brian Newton is one of a small number of artisans keeping alive the historic art of making brooms by hand. The owner of Broomcorn Johnny’s researches the history of brooms, which date back thousands of years, and uses tools from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries to revive obscure historical broom designs. His work can be found on television programs, in motion pictures, and in living history environments.

Brian is driven by the past, crediting history with igniting his romantic imagination, while the techniques of the broom-making process challenge his mechanical mind. He loves to explore colors, textures, and finishes. Despite his many years of working in the craft, he still finds it exciting to make new discoveries.

Broomcorn Johnny's
10630 Rosewood Rd SE
Elizabeth, IN 47117
Phone: 812-969-3930

You can meet the artist at the following shows:

July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018: Traditional Artisans Show and Sale in Ste. Genevieve, MO
August 18, 2018: Broom Making Workshop in New Gloucester, ME
September 8, 2018 to September 9, 2018: Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show in Doylestown, PA
July 28, 2018 to July 29, 2018: Harvest Festival Antique Show and Artisans Tent in Zoar, OH
September 13, 2018 to September 16, 2018: Lanesville Heritage Weekend in Lanesville, IN

Brian S. Newton has been selected for the following Directories:

Year: 2018, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
Year: 2017, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
Biography updated June 25, 2018   Photograph updated June 4, 2018  Contact information updated March 23, 2017
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