Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University

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We educate makers in fine contemporary skilled craft

The Appalachian Center for Craft, a campus of Tennessee Tech, is located in Smithville, Tennessee, and is dedicated to promoting excellence in American craft by teaching both tradition and innovation in professional studio craft, and fostering access to the highest quality craft education, craft artists, craft works and events in a community arts context.

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1560 Craft Center Dr

Smithville, TN. 37166

DBA Terina Gillette Fine Arts

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I create visual art, murals, window paint, & face painting

I work in mixed mediums. I have been a "working" artist for over 26 years. I love to create local landmarks of our area. I create texturized pieces and combine various techniques for effect. I work in a wide variety of mediums and techniques. I provide professional face painting

Cultivate Your Happiness

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Author of Mindfulness Book

Elle Benson is what many would describe as a typical working mother. She’s the one on mute during the conference call, balancing her phone on one shoulder and her toddler in the other arm. One minute she’s researching toddler books starring powerful females, and the next minute she’s helping nonprofit organization build the capacity to achieve their missions.

She doesn’t believe there’s a science to motherhood, but does believe that women need to stop judging others, and, more importantly, themselves. She began studying positive psychology to help people finish the phrase, “I’ll be happy when...” Her desire is to assist others with being happy in the present moment.

Jennifer Brickey

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I am a maker of art.

I am a painter and a professor of art, among many other things. I am empowered by elements of feminism, history, and the suburban landscape. My work explores travel, space and multifaceted worlds of beauty, romance, structure, congestion and complexity. I like lines, because they are honest, shapes because they are organic, space for its emptiness, and color for its vitality. I am for art that is real, one that represents loss and presence. I am for art that is persistent, moving, timeless, and thought provoking.

Creating Mindfulness

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We help people connect with a practice in mindfulness and art.

Jennifer MacIsaac and Dorothy Verbick have teamed up to teach mindfulness and creative play. On the path of self-love, confidence, and acceptance. Creating Mindfulness is about merging your innate creativity with a practice in mindfulness.

We provide opportunities through classes, women's circles, and retreats for people to connect with a practice in mindfulness and art.

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j. fenn. designs

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custom jewelry

I am a lecturer in the English department at the Univ. of Tennessee who loves to make pretty things. The jewelry I create is often inspired by the people in my life. I enjoy making custom pieces for customers based on their personality, lifestyle, and aspirational aesthetic. I want to create jewelry that makes people feel strong.

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Esther Sitver Artworks

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I've been making art my whole life in Knoxville, TN. My illustrations are vintage-inspired, and often include pop culture, local landscapes, and social justice. I also love drawing portraits from life. Almost every piece starts with a simple ink drawing on paper. Illustration is a way for me to show that life is beautiful and strange through the small details.

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Knox 3D Prints

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3D Printed goods

It started with a hand-me-down 3d printer and an idea for a birthday present. I printed an electric violin for my daughter. I was new to the technology, but that's okay - she was new to the violin.

That introduced me to what 3d printing can do, and I'm still exploring that with a little more knowledge and experience and a much nicer printer. Through Knox 3D Prints, I can share that with you too.

So take a moment. Look around, and see some of the neat things 3d printing can do.

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Sculptures/custom trophies

I make original sculptures, trophies and other items. I use photos, drawings or Logos to create unique custom sculptures. All custom orders are priced individually. Quantity discounts. All inquiries considered. I love to create unique and out of the box designs. Small orders for molds and resin casts are produced in house. I have a Small Tennessee company that produces larger quantities and intricate molds for me when needed.


Kevin L Bridge Photography

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I'm a photographer who sells not only my photography services but prints of pictures taken in Knoxville and the East Tennessee area.

Knoxville is too beautiful not to capture it, that's why I point my camera at it. I make prints of the beautiful scenes I am able to capture from around East Tennessee. I also offer personal or company photo shoots, and company social media packages.

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Paula Thomas Resin Art

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Abstract Resin Artwork

I create abstract art using the fluid medium of resin mixed with a myriad of paints and inks to create intensely reflective, colorful, layered pieces ranging from smaller home decor items such as trays to larger canvases to define a space. I work primarily on metal composite panels, wood panels and and skate decks. I particularly enjoy collaborating on custom pieces that bring inspiration to your space.

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Sculptural Objects - Currently in marble.

Ode is an art and design studio led by Lindsay Marie Bodanza.

My current collection of sculptural objects are made of white marble sourced from Alabama. The symbols are a study of shape and form without regard to function. The Symbols Collection is a modern take on potent sacred symbols that draw upon the ancient and living; upon art, ritual, myth and spirituality.

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