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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 animals from early childhood, and after he grew up and served in the United States Air force from 1960 to 1964, he decided to attend college […]

Jeanne Brady

Lives in Smithville, TN                                                                                                        […]

Joan Campbell

(1925-1997, b. Geelong, Victoria, Australia) 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, Joan Campbell got her start with pottery later in life when she took a hobby class in her mid-thirties. She soon began to pursue it very seriously, and […]

John Cox

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 the Tennessee Arts Commission from the more than 150 entries that were on exhibit at the Dulin Gallery (now the Knoxville Museum of Art). The exhibit, […]

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 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 […]

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 nails made from old battery cable wires to create realistic touches in creating diminutive versions of old landmarks before they are destroyed. It may take […]

Nancy Jacobsohn

Lives in Nashville The Bird Woman Sculpture, 2000, ceramic, 28 x 18 x 16 inches, 2001.32 Jacobsohn graduated from Pasadena College and received a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  After teaching high school art in California, Massachusetts and Georgia, she spent the next 10 years as a museum educator and director in Tennessee. […]

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 a member of Tennessee Craft Southwest, and proud to have worked 38 years to inspire over 11,400 art students. Currently, I teach art with the […]

John Jordan

(b.1950 in Cane Ridge) lives in Nashville Pecan Spiral, 2001 pecan, 10 x 12 x 10 inches, 2003.112.5 Self-taught woodturner and teacher, Jordan is known for producing one of a kind turned and carved textured wooden vessels. He often travels internationally giving demonstrations, lectures, and workshops for turning groups, universities and craft schools throughout the […]