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Nancy Abeney

Silver container with lid, 1977 silver, 2 x 2 x 2.5 x 2.48 inches, 77.36.42 This small silver lidded container has an arched design around the bottom. Additional information about the artist coming soon.

Abbas Magaji Ahuwan

(b. 1947, Zaria, Nigeria) lives and works in Nigeria, Udu drum, 1975, clay, woven ring, 11.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches, 93.39.98 Abbas Magaji Ahuwan was first introduced to ceramics in his early teens when he began studying pottery at the Abjuda Pottery Center that was right across the street from his secondary school. At age […]

Kristina Arnold

(b. 1972) lives in Kentucky Bicentennial Mall, 2005 (detail) oil on canvas, 35.5 x 48.25 inches, 2015.65.37 Arnold received a B.A. in community health from Brown University in Providence, RI. After graduating, she moved to Nashville to pursue a career working as a research associate in the department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University […]

Oldrich Asenbryl

(b. 1943, Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia) lives and works in Sarn, North Wales, Teapot with Hand and Letter, 1975, porcelain, graphite, glaze, 10.25 x 8 x 7 inches, 93.39.130ab After receiving a well-rounded education in ceramic production at the Bechyne College of Ceramics, Oldrich Asenbryl was on holiday in 1968 when the Russian army invaded his home […]

Benjamin Atkinson

(1921-2000) lived in Greenfield in Weakley County The Race is On!!! wood carving, 9.25 x 12 x 4.25 inches, 2002.48.5 This whimsical wood carving depicts a doctor swiftly running with a stork flying ahead. Atkinson was interviewed on August 16, 1985 as part of the Folklife Program at the University of Tennessee at Martin; the […]

Anna Malicka-Zamorska

(b. 1942, Lviv, Poland) lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland, Lobed Chair, 1973, unglazed terracotta, 40 x 44 x 36 inches, 93.39.246A-F Anna Malicka-Zamorska began her extensive career as a ceramic artist by  studying under renowned Polish ceramicist Julia Kotarbińska at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, from where she received an M.F.A. in […]