Ott Blair (1973)

About the Film

Demonstration of and commentary on the mountain craft of building wooden farm sleds by Ott Blair, a native of Heaton, North Carolina. Discussion includes first selling sled and his attitudes toward economic self-sufficiency.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Thomas Burton, Jack Schrader, the distributor Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Thomas Burton, Jack Schrader
  • Produced by: Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
  • Cinematographer: Jack Schrader
  • Editor: Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
  • Other Credits: Production Assistants: Helen Roseberry, Ann Staats, Ray Pope
  • Funding: WATE TV Knoxville, TN,Tennessee Arts Commission, Appalachian Consortium, East Tennessee State University
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1973, Thomas G. Burton
  • 5mins, Black & White
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, Traditional Work Agriculture