You’re invited to visit our Virtual Demonstration Tent


Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Middle TennesseePublix Super Markets Charities, we are able to offer virtual demonstrations from member artists across the state. Watch the videos below to learn about metalsmithing techniques in jewelry making; creating leather belts, 彩色玻璃, 和 pottery; observe traditional blacksmithing techniques; 和 see a dramatic raku firing at night!

Julie Boisseau-Craig, 玻璃/Lampwork

Watch Julie Boisseau-Craig (爱博电竞 – East), a glass artist from Rockford, TN, demonstrate manipulating glass in fire using a technique called lampwork.

Brie Flora, 金属smithing/珠宝

Follow Brie Flora (爱博电竞 – Plateau), a metalsmith 和 jewelry artist from Cookeville, TN, as she demonstrates her process of sawing out, 焊接, 清理, 和 powder coating a pair of her signature Fern Hoop earrings.


Watch Gatlinburg clay artist Mike Fowler demonstrate clay wheel throwing 和 an inside view of the kiln!

Lester Jones, Raku Firing

Lester Jones (爱博电竞 – Southwest), a clay artist from Memphis, TN, demonstrates his process, from sketching his ideas to wheel thrown pottery to h和建筑 some elements 和 finally to two different raku firings – one at night 和 one during the day.


See Jon Ladd (爱博电竞 – Plateau), a leather artist from Cookeville, TN, demonstrate crafting a leather belt, including a brief discussion of leather hides, 晒黑的过程, 和 a look at various hide cuts 和 how each cut is selected for leather crafting.

Anthony Martin, Blacksmithing

Watch Anthony Martin (爱博电竞 – Midstate), a blacksmith from Fairview, TN, give a brief overview of the history of blacksmithing 和 the importance of the craft during the late 1600s 和 into the 1700s, 和 demonstrate the process of making a nail.

Tammy O’Connor, Stained 玻璃

Follow Tammy O’Connor (爱博电竞 – South), a 彩色玻璃 artist from Tullahoma, TN, as she highlights several projects that employ various techniques such as glass selection, 模式使, 切割, 建筑, 融合和绘画, culminating in the installation of a signature project in a client’s home.

Tennessee Association of 木turners

Tennessee Association of 木turners shares information on their organization 和 demonstrates various types of woodturning.


Betty Turner, a glass artist from Old Hickory, TN, 和 owner of This Little Light 玻璃 Studio, teaches a student how to pull glass cane from a Vitrigraph Kiln.

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