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Nancy Farmer

(b.1943) lives in Ripley in Lauderdale County Ripley Choctaw beaded collar, (n.d.) size 10 glass seed beads, nylon thread, and spring loaded clasp, 7 x 9.25 x .13 inches, 2004.50.18 This contemporary young girl’s collar necklace is constructed with size 10 glass seed beads, and sewn with a size 12 standard bead needle. The collar […]

Michael Foster

(n.d.) lives in Jonesborough Edo, (n.d.) maple burl and bronze, 15 x 11 x 6 inches, 2003.23.2 This piece was exhibited as part of the Governor’s 2003 Inaugural Exhibit at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery.

Denise Frankinet

(1922-2016) born and lived in Leuven, Belgium Teapot, 1971 salt glazed stoneware, 10.5 x 7.5 x 5 inches, 93.39.123 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramics Symposiums. The Symposium’s mission to […]

Tony Franks

(b. 1940) born in Birmingham, England, lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland Two Horizons, 1973 stoneware, 11.25 x 8.5 x 2.75 inches, 93.39.85 Tony Franks was working as a geography teacher at a grammar school when an art teacher colleague asked for his help instructing the students in clay. Franks recalls, “[The art teacher] was […]

Tom Fuhrman

(n.d.) lives in Oak Ridge Green Ceremonial Bowl, 2003 glass, 17 x 9 inches, 2003.23.7 Fuhrman received his B.S. at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and then went on to study glass at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. At the age of fifty Fuhrman decided […]

Fred Shepard

(n.d.) Lives and works in Murray, Kentucky Injured Bull, 1973 raku, 1.25 x 20 x 20 inches, 93.39.210 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Tennessee Arts Commission pledged its support for the promotion and establishment of the U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums. The Symposium’s mission to help […]

Frances Weber

(b. 1958) lives in Chattanooga Wall Hanging with Beads, 1977 textile and wood, 3 1/4 x 87 inches, 77.36.56 Weber is known for creating handwoven wall hangings, pillows and rugs that were often embellished with medallions and beads of various materials. Her works are often distinguished by her strong consistent use of symmetry. She has […]