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Tennessee Craft – East

About the Chapter

Tennessee Craft – East welcomes artists from the following counties to participate in meetings and events: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union.

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Past Events

Sunday, September 13, 3:00-4:30 PM, via Zoom
The Nuts and Bolts of Online SalesPersonship

Becky Ziemer shared her experiences, discussing the pros and cons of different selling platforms, illuminating how in-person skills can be used online, showing the importance of focus, and giving tips on leveraging social media.

Becky Ziemer:

As a child, Becky had many different interests and enjoyed all forms of artistic expression, but none of them captured her attention like clay. After getting a BFA in graphic design from the University of Mississippi and spending 15 years in that profession, she realized that her heart kept going back to ceramics. That, along with rising Etsy sales and a wholesale inquiry from a nationally known gift catalog, convinced her to drop graphic design and take the leap to become a full time ceramics artist in 2015.

Becky lives in a cute little 100-year-old house in Midtown, Memphis, and works out of her basement studio. Her life revolves around her teenage son, her two kitties, and making up all kinds of colorful, whimsical “critters”. Some are based on real animals, some are inspired from kitchy puns and pop culture references, and some are quite UNreal in origin! To get a peek at what’s coming next, follow her on Facebook or Instagram @BeckyZee38104. You can also visit her website and sign up for her newsletter at www.beckyzee.com.

February 17, 2020, 7:30 PM
Chapter Meeting at Mighty Mud (127 Jennings Ave, Knoxville, TN)

Connections Through Craft: A Tennessee Craft-East Exhibition at the Emporium Center
November 2019
The Emporium Arts Center, 100 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN

Connections Through Craft was a member showcase featuring fine arts and crafts by Tennessee Craft – East artists. This event also highlighted a public mural created by members of the community at Art in the Valley – a festival held at Ijams Nature Center last month.

This showcase was up through November at the Emporium and supported the mission of Tennessee Craft: to connect emerging and experienced makers, as well as the public, with resources and opportunities to make their mark on Tennessee’s handmade legacy.

Art in the Valley: A Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival
October 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN

The 4th annual Art in the Valley was a Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival celebrating the handmade arts of the southeast and encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists.

For More Information, visit the Facebook event page.

 

 

January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM
Chapter Meeting & Potluck at Aventine Northshore Clubhouse (1971 Willow Loop Way, Knoxville, TN)

 

Art in the Valley: https://www.facebook.com/events/449407408883808/

 


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