Meet Individual Artist Fellows Dale Baucum, Brin Baucum and Kimberly Dummons

Double Vision Platter, 2017, large stoneware serving platter with pepper vine impressions under a blue celadon and ash glazes. 22 x 22 x 2 inches

From Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design

Dale and Brin Baucum


Studio potters and partners, Dale and Brin Baucum met in art school and have been creating work together for over 40 years. They have exhibited extensively in TN, MS and NC and have received numerous awards for their collaborative clay works. They both received a B.F.A. from the Memphis Academy of Arts. Find out more about the Baucum’s at

Working with clay is a type of art that rejuvenates us every day that we encounter it.  This often happens when we least expect it.  This element of surprise is a vital step, in the dance of art.  With our work this element of surprise often rings true as we survey the way a leaf pattern twists and turns in step with the total form of the pot.  Every different pot has its own space, own time, and unique life. – Dale and Brin Baucum  

Tenement City Blues, 2017, monotype collage, 24 x 36 inches

Kimberly Dummons


Since 2005 Dummons has been an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.  Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she earned a B.A. in Art from Xavier University of Louisiana, and M.F.A. in Studio Art, with a Sculpture concentration, from the University of New Orleans.

Her work is included in several collections, and she has a public sculpture located in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans. Her work has been reviewed and published, both regionally and nationally in various publications including: Sculpture Magazine and Art Papers. Find out more about Dummons at

For several years my work has explored the concept of home, through sculpture, prints and collage. In my two-dimensional work, I am using color, pattern and texture to create prints and collage to talk about place, both literally and figuratively. I am simultaneously influenced by and reference quilt structure, with some pattern codes directing paths on the Underground Railroad. – Kimberly Dummons