Long time knapper Mick Hill is best known for big, beautiful percussion blades, his obsidian knowledge, and his outstanding ability to teach others! He’s made hundreds of incredible large blades, visited hundreds of obsidian sites across the region, and has taught countless people the ancient art of flintknapping.
“I began this journey into flintknapping over 40 years ago. Back then flintknappers were very rare and knapping information rarer. Learning to knap back then was slowly acquired through the self “School of Hard Rocks”. Now, today, with the revival in the knapping arts, the information is readily available, as is instruction from older knappers eager to share the accrued knowledge and pass it on to the next generation ….. the joy of seeing a knapping student “light up”, grasping an elusive knapping concept in just a few minutes that took me years to stumble on, has made the journey more than worth it.
A long-time resident, I worked 26 years at The Evergreen State College as the engineer for KAOS-FM.
My wife Holly and I have been putting on the annual Millersylvania Knap In for 24 years.
And when I’m not beating rocks and making big blades, I’m commonly off in the deserts exploring obsidian sources. I also play bagpipes.