Quintin Middleton

September Artist of the Month September 13-17

Quintin Middleton

Saint Stephen, South Carolina

about  Quintin  Middleton

Quintin Middleton is the artisan behind the Middleton Made Knives, a line of bespoke tools crafted in the rural town of Saint Stephen, South Carolina. Over the last decade, Middleton has earned a reputation as one of the South's premier culinary bladesmiths, hand-forging knives for acclaimed chefs including Sean Brock, Michael Anthony, and Mike Lata. Following an apprenticeship with legendary bladesmith Jason Knight, Middleton transitioned to creating culinary knives, and a group of Charleston's top chefs were among his first clients. In 2010, he founded his brand, Middleton Made Knives, now regarded for some of the finest knife work in the country.

Monday Sep 13, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet + Greet

Artist Cottage | $25

Meet Quintin Middleton, learn about his crafting process and check out his newest works at the Artist Cottage.

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

Artist Cottage | Tuesday through Friday | Complimentary

Stop by the Artist Cottage to meet Quintin and learn more about his craft.

Thursday Sep 16, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Creating a Knife

Artist Cottage | Thursday and Friday | $150

In this two-part workshop, Middleton will lead guests through the basics of knife work: steel, temperature, tools, and shape. He will then demonstrate the knife creation process, from flattening the steel to stock removal and forging, with detailed explanations of every phase. Focusing on knife handles and other details, part two of this course continues the work Middleton began in the first workshop. The craftsman will walk guests through the creation of the handle, explaining the benefits and drawbacks of numerous design styles. Finally, Middleton will demonstrate how to shape the handle and grind the bevels to make the blade of the knife sharp.