ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION – 1966

In 2020, Arrowmont celebrates 75 years as a school of arts and crafts. ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION presents archival images and articles to recognize this milestone. Add your memories to the collection  – click here to send us your pictures and stories!


1966

In 1966, the Ceramic Wing building adjacent to the recently completed Weaving Studio and lounge was completed. In June, the Pi Beta Phi National Convention was held in Gatlinburg and the Ceramic Wing was dedicated to Lolita Snell Prouty, past member of the Settlement School Committee and multi-generational member of the Fraternity.

“The spacious and attractive Studio houses all of the up to date facilities and is ideal for creative work. Of special interest is the Kiln Room, a separate building at the back of the Studio. Here are the large gas kiln and several small electric kilns. It is considered the very best Ceramic Studio in the country today.” – Sally Wild Gordon

Instructor W. Stephen Wing readies a pot for firing in the new Kiln Room

At the convention, the Centennial Project to convert the Settlement School into a year-round craft education center was named, “Arrow in the Smokies.”

 

 

1966 – View of Gatlinburg

1966 – View of campus with Weaving and Ceramic Studios


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