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Joe Bova

(b. 1941, Houston, Texas) lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico Illustrious Frilled Footed Slug, 1973 porcelain, 8.25 x 17 x 6.75 inches, 93.39.16 Joe Bova loved to draw […]

Jeanne Brady

(n.d.) lives in Smithville, TN Spring (Hope Eternal), 2014 hand screen printed and resist dyed linen, silk, and wool. Fiber reactive and acid dyes, 52 x 16 inches, gift of […]

Joe Brown

(n.d.) lives in Readyville Music Stand, 2003 hand-forged iron, 45 x 24 x 15 inches, 2003.112.2 The technique of heating metal and forming it into works of art was the […]

Joan Campbell

(1925-1997) born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia and lived and worked in Scarborough, Perth, Western Australia The Egg, 1973 clay, 28 x 60 inches, 93.39.239 One of Australia’s outstanding ceramic artists, […]

John Cox

(n.d.) lived in Shelby County Made in the USA, artists proof, 1972 serigraph on paper, 24 x 24 inches In 1972 this work was selected as a purchase prize by […]

James Darrow

(b. 1939) Lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee Green Headdress Jar, 1975 clay, salt glaze, 14.5 x 9.75 x 6.5 inches, 93.39.14ab In the spring of 1971, under the auspices […]

Hoyt “Jake” Davis

(1925-2015) lived in Woodbury Rocking Chair white oak and hickory wood, nails, 45 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches, 2002.52 One of five chairmaking sons of locally renowned […]

John Donovan

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Brave Foo-Foo, n.d. clay raku fired terracotta, 16 x 12 x 26 inches, 2015.65.9 Brave Foo-Foo is a warrior mounted on a Haniwa styled horse with […]

James Gibson

(1937-2018) born in Charleston, WV, lived in Murfreesboro Bird, 1977 steel, 23 x 13 inches, 77.36.9 Gibson earned a B.S. and B.A. from Morris Harvey College (now the University of […]

John Huron

(n.d.) lives in Bristol Handmade Fretless Mountain Banjo, n.d. black walnut, groundhog hide, 37 ½ x 10 x 1 ¾ inches, 2002.50 Huron is a musician and builder of a […]

Simon Jackson

(b.1959) lives in Eads in Fayette County Power Out, 2000 assemblage, 17.25 x 28.5 x 28.5 inches, 2001.31 Self-taught artist and builder of miniatures, Jackson uses tiny two-by-fours and minuscule […]

Nan Jacobsohn

(b. 1948) lived in Fairview, TN, moved to Montana Stick House, 2010 handbuilt clay sculpture, glaze and underglaze, 32-36 inches tall Jacobsohn graduated from Pasadena College with a bachelor’s degree […]

Lester Jones

(n.d.) lives in Memphis Mother and Child, 2011 raku clay, wire, 22 x 10 x 12 inches, 2015.65.32 I am proud to have been featured on HGTV, proud to be […]

John Jordan

(1950-2023) born in Cane Ridge, lived in Nashville Pecan Spiral, 2001 pecan, 10 x 12 x 10 inches, 2003.112.5 Self-taught woodturner and teacher, Jordan was known for producing one of […]

John Petrey

(b.1958) born in California, lives in Chattanooga Copper Bodice with Twig Skirt, n.d. copper, brass, wood, 55 x 33 x 24 inches, 2015.65.12 Finding artistic inspiration through perusing junkyards and […]

Joseph Pugh

(1945-2015) from Marion, VA, lived in Johnson City Bottle Vase, 1969 wheel-thrown clay, 7 x 6 inches, 70.36.9 Pugh received a M.F.A. in ceramics from East Tennessee State University in […]

Jim Vienneau

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Robot Factory, 2007 (detail) ink, 96 x 30 inches, 2015.65.5 A Nashville native, Vienneau received a B.F.A. in advertising design with a minor in illustration at […]