Date(s) - 07/27/2017 - 08/03/2017
Join the McClung Museum Store for a sale on all of our regional artists’ items. Explore unique jewelry, pottery, fine art, and more while supporting local arts.
10% off all sale items, with an extra 10% off for museum members and UT students. Select discount on other store items as well.
See artist bios and featured art below.
Tami Moore, Jewelry
Tami ‘Mimi’ Moore was formerly a bridal wear and millinery designer. Tami sold her business and moved to East Tennessee where she and her husband purchased a historic bed and breakfast. Tami is a classically trained chef whose studies have taken her, among other places, to Le Cordon Bleu, CIA and Johnston and Wales. Her creative energies have found their passion with beautiful hand crafted sterling silver and freshwater pearl jewelry.
Aleta Chandler, Jewelry and Ceramics
Aleta Chandler has a BFA is metalsmithing and a MFA in ceramics. Jewelry and Ceramics. Her clay creations are impressed with local barnwood then refined into works that evoke pride in Appalachian culture. Her jewelry is made with tired, found objects that ask to be brought back to life in unconventional wearable art. Aleta teaches clay and jewelry making at the gallery she owns in East Tennessee. Her work can be found in galleries nationwide.
Kathryn Jenkins, Jewelry
Kathryn started her jewelry design business, Berry Patch Design, in 2009. Studying metals and fiber energized her jewelry design. Kathryn uses techniques such as enameling and etching to craft copper, brass and silver jewelry. She often combines natural stones, glass accents or fiber with the metal to create unique jewelry. Her work is found in galleries in Tennessee and is often a favorite at the Tennessee Craft (TACA) show in Nashville,
Richard Dwyer, Wood
Richard Dwyer Richard began turning wood after retiring from a busy career as the executive director of the Carpenters New York City Vicinity Labor Management Corporation. His work has been featured in the magazine Woodwork. His work is in the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum and can be found in galleries throughout the south.
Gordon Coker, Wood
Gordon Coker began turning wood when his son suggested they buy a lathe. His free-form wood bowls, vessels, and platters are all turned using locally grown wood and are food safe. “I find the wood for my projects through word of mouth or by stumbling upon a fallen tree . . . Each tree’s story is different from the next, and the final chapter of each story, or turning, is a surprise.”
Brian McDaniel, Photography
Brian purchased his first camera in 1978. His first photography jobs were with the Jefferson County Standard-Banner in Jefferson City and later the daily Morristown Citizen-Tribune. Brian’s passion for photographing Knoxville was inspired by the local photographer Jim Thompson, known for documenting Knoxville in the early 1900’s and the Great Smoky Mountains. “My ongoing project is to observe and record the ever changing scene in Knoxville.”
Hugh Bailey, Ceramics
Hugh Bailey received a B.A. in fine arts from Berea College in Berea, KY in 1956 and a Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics and painting from Indiana University Bloomington in 1959. He worked as a graphic designer for the University of Tennessee from1960 to 2001. His sculptural work has been a popular alternative to the utilitarian ceramics readily available in the area. Hugh is a life member of Southern Highland Handicraft Guild as well as a member of Foothill’s Craft Guild, Art Market Gallery, Oak Ridge Art Center, Knoxville Watercolor Society, and Appalachian Arts Craft Center.