You’re invited to visit our Virtual Demonstration Tent
Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 和 Publix 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
的 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.