|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
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
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
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
Clay. For more information on other programs and facilities and the summer
workshop program go to the Appalachian Center for
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.