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Joe M. King Jr.

(1949-2020) born in Leiper’s Fork, lived in Columbia, TN Angel No. 8, 2005 Tennessee limestone, 16.25 x 15 x 4.25 inches, 2008.167.1 Using a hammer and chisel, King’s carved sculpture appears to resemble pieces of pre-Columbian art found in the southeastern United States. The surface has been polished to a smooth finish and coated with […]

Klaus Kallenberger

(b.1939) lives in Murfreesboro Remnant, 1970-1971 welded steel wire, 46 x 56 x 6 inches, 74.11.9 Kallenberger received a B.F.A. from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas and an M.F.A. in jewelry and silversmithing at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He became known as a practicing craftsman in through frequent participation in crafts shows. After […]

Loretta Ana Kaufman

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Beneath the Rim (Interiors): Series YK, c.1993 clay, 4 x 5 x 4.1/2 inches “Nature and the natural world have always been the center of my work and are the sparks that start the process. When painting with acrylics I explore the boundaries between abstraction and representation. I reduce the subjects […]

William Kennedy

(n.d.) lived in Knoxville Instructions From Egeria, 1971 print, 34 x 26 inches, 1998.128 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, Tennessee Printmakers 1972 traveled throughout Tennessee […]

Diane Krapf Kubitz

(n.d.) Whimsey, 1977 silver, 1.75 x 1.77 x 1.5 x 1.26 inches, 77.36.44 This egg-shaped silver piece is decorated with ovals, some of which contain an unidentified substance that may be stone. For added dimension, silver wire and globules were attached to the surface. Etched near the front of the piece are the letters “KUB” […]

Elly Kuch

(1929-2008) born and lived in  Nuremberg, Germany Object, 1973 clay, 10.75 x 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 93.39.269 Elly Kuch and her husband, Wilhelm, made a great partnership as ceramic artists. Playing to each other’s strengths, Elly would construct the clay forms, and Wilhelm would do the surface glazing and firing, and they would both mark […]

Kurt Spurey

(b. 1941) born in  Mariazell, Austria, lives in Wein, Austria Form NR21, 1973 porcelain, 13 x 12 x 2.75 inches, 93.39.43 Kurt Spurey studied silicate technology at the Technical and Commercial Institute in Vienna, Austria, after which he married fellow Austrian ceramicist Gerda Gruber in 1962. Together they founded a studio with college friends Iris […]

Ken Vavrek

(b. 1939) born in Cleveland, Ohio, lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Footed Pot, 1973 clay, 9.5 x 6 x 6 inches, 93.39.83 After receiving a B.F.A. in 1963 and a M.F.A. in 1965 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Ken Vavrek quickly became an art professor at Moore College of Art and Design in […]