Black History Month Artist Spotlight: Beauford Delaney

Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1901. The son of a Methodist minister and a mother born in slavery, Beauford was an extrovert and drawn to art at a young age. His brother Joseph, who also became a celebrated artist, described their young creativity: “Those early years which Beauford and I enjoyed together...
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Episode 2 – Paul Andrew Wandless

Our conversation on this episode with ceramist and Arrowmont instructor, Paul Andrew Wandless.  It’s a double length episode, which allows us to discuss at length Paul’s creative practice in narrative ceramics.   Paul also gives us a look at his own history as a ceramic artist, and the various avenues and choices that present themselves...
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With continued uncertainty associated with the pandemic, Arrowmont cancels spring weekend workshops

Arrowmont’s most important consideration with respect to every decision we make regarding future programming is the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff.  Because of the continued uncertainty and health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our early Weekend Workshop session, scheduled April 8 – 11,...
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Testing testing: Low Temperature Soda Fire at Arrowmont

Shortly after returning to campus at the start of the year, Studio Technician and ceramic artist Sam Chumley got to work – outdoors. Calling on fellow ceramic artists on the Arrowmont staff including Bill Griffith (outreach and partnership liaison), Rebecca Buglio (program and studio manager), and Gracie Herbert (supply store manager), Sam organized a test...
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Arrowmont Instructor Roundtable: NEW YEAR, NEW CRAFT

Arrowmont started the year off with a creative conversation! Three 2021 Arrowmont instructors, teaching introductory workshops, joined in a discussion about beginning new craft practices, experiencing and witnessing the “aha” moment in the studio, and how novelty impacts their own work. Featuring: Chris Hoehle, woodturner Amy Putansu, weaver & textiles artist Amy Taylor, natural dyer...
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Episode 1 – Julia Gartrell

Welcome to the very first Arrowmont Podcast!  This inaugural episode is a conversation that I have with artist and art educator Julia Gartrell on May 18, 2020.  We spoke during the middle of the first countrywide lockdown and quarantine, so Julia and I discussed a lot about making during a pandemic, but also about her...
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