Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Technological University

ACC Clay
Studio Safety
Syllabi & Handouts
Contact & Info
Directions to ACC
My Workshops
Terra Sigillata
My Grandchildren
Digital Photography
My Broken Leg

I have been a studio clay artist for 40 years, teaching clay since 1986, the last fifteen years at Tennessee Technological University's Appalachian Center for Craft, one of the best fine-craft studio facilities in the nation.   Our BFA program is unique among university art programs, in our mission to offer the highest quality professional fine craft education in clay, glass, metals, fibers, and wood, with an emphasis on traditional process and craftsmanship in the context of contemporary craft. 

The Craft Center is located in central Tennessee sixty miles east of Nashville just off I-40, on a wilderness tract adjacent to Center Hill Lake.  Our grounds and galleries  are open seven days a week, and we invite you to visit.  Check the Directions to ACC.

To see work by clay students at the Craft Center, go to the Gallery page, where you will also find images of my work past and present and an artist's statement.  To find out about studio safety at the Craft Center or in any ceramic studio, go to Studio Safety.  Go to Syllabi for information about the studio courses I teach at the Craft Center, plus a variety of articles and handouts, including How to Write an Artist's Statement, How to Critique, a list of Pottery-Friendly MFA Programs in the USA and Canada, a Glossary of Ceramic Terminology, and an index of my Tool Times columns in Clay Times magazine. 

To find out more about our BFA program, Craft Certificate program, and the clay studio facility, including opportunities for wood, salt, and soda firing, go to ACC Clay.  For more information on other programs and facilities and the summer workshop program go to the Appalachian Center for Craft webpage.  

For information about the workshops I teach and to find out where and when they will be offered, go to My Workshops

Additional professional information, such as CV, short biography, and publications can be found on the Contact/Info page.  On the Publications page, you will find information about my book Clay: A Studio Handbook, and my Tool Times column in Clay Times magazine  To see my article Super Refined Terra Sigillata, click the button to the left. 

For more information, email me or go to Contact/Info.

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