As most people may already know that West Virginia is well known for being a coal state. Coal-fired electricity generation is the most common use for coal. Black Gold Coal Crafts using coal in a much more creative way to create home decor, figurines, statues and more. They are located in Raleigh County, West Virginia.
Black Gold Coal Crafts Represent West Virginia’s Heritage
Black Gold Coal Crafts is located in the very heart of the Appalachian coalfields and it uses the natural resource to create art that represents the Mountain State’s rich and diverse heritage.
The company is owned by Jeremy Fairchild. Fairchild and his brother Justin, along with their partner Brian Bownman design all of these pieces.
The Fairchild’s Have strong Ties To The Coal Mining Industry
Jeremy says that honoring the coal mining industry is the foundation of their business and his family has strong ties to the coal mining industry. Jeremy and Justin’s grandparents owned the company Fairchild international, which manufactured equipment for underground mining.
The business has been creating coal art since 1970. The Fairchild brothers could not pass up the opportunity to buy the business in 2015. After purchasing the business they have still preserved the original owner’s designs and added some new designs of their own as well.
The process of creating their coal art includes the combination of coal fines with Black Gold coal craft’s own secret recipe for the resin to mold the coal into pieces of art. After the coal art is created it is then coated with coal urethane that allows their creations to last for generations.
The Pieces Symbolize West Virginia’s Heritage
Black Gold Coal crafts offer a wide variety of designs that symbolize Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. These designs include the flying WV, black bears, a variety of statues, coal miners and more. A detailed replica of the New River Gorge Bridge is one of their most popular pieces.
All the Coal Used At Black Gold Coal Crafts Is Locally Sourced
“Our coal comes from Raleigh County in southern West Virginia mostly from the Metinvest Affinity Complex,” Jeremy Fairchild shares.
Black Gold Coal Crafts allows West Virginians who take pride in the state’s coal heritage to display one of a kind pieces in their homes.
For more information about Black Gold Coal Crafts visit here: https://www.coalcrafts.com/
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Posted by Black Gold Coal Crafts on Friday, September 29, 2017