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Starting Young

August 26th, 2015

Sometimes the best reactions to craft are from children experiencing something new for the first time!

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Watering the Mushrooms

April 20th, 2015

Many times over the years Josie, who made the concrete mushrooms and angles was under the big tree between 13 &14. We were first next to her some 40 years ago, she was about 40 and we were in our 20’s. She always wore a London Fog rain coat and Wellington boots and had a […]

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Who loves Ashley Buchanan

March 25th, 2015

I have so many! One is Ashley Buchanan, a new-ish artist (to Tennessee Craft) selling sillouette jewelry, handcut metal powder-coated in bright yellow, black or white or just in brass. It’s attractive and funny, as she references pearls and pocket-watches and other real jewelry, but her jewelry is simple stuff. I was waiting to find […]

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The Nature of Wire

March 23rd, 2015

When I think of my favorite new (to me) artist, one person clearly comes to mind. (He’s probably been coming for years, but I first saw his work only 2 fairs ago, so I’m counting it)! I don’t know his name, but he is always somewheres on the right side of the fair, if you […]

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We love this picture of Sylvia Hyman

February 12th, 2015

Does anyone have a guess of what year it is?

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Mid 70s Spring Fair – Help us name these artists

February 12th, 2015

We heard from Pat Beaver that this photo was taken at the 3rd or 4th Spring Fair in the 70’s. Pat was Fair Director that year and they had stockpiled straw in anticipation of heavy rain. Luckily it didn’t rain so they had a nice sitting area! Please help us add to the names of […]

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I LOVED this postcard design

February 10th, 2015

I think it was from the Spring Fair of 1989. Something about it always appealed to me and drew me into the Fair. I love the colors and how fun it is.

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First Experience as a Booth Sitter

February 6th, 2015

A long time ago, in the Spring of 2014, I was recruited by the great Sallie Mayne to be a booth sitter for the Tennessee Craft Fair. I had never visited the fair before, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. And boy was I in for a treat! When I got there, I […]

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Remember when the tents were striped?

February 5th, 2015
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Roy Overcast introduced me to TACA

February 5th, 2015

I came to Nashville in the late 1970’s to work for the Tennessee Arts Commission. There I worked with Master Craftsman Roy Overcast who was the Director of Crafts. It was with Roy that I attended my first Tennessee Craft Fair. I was the director of Community Arts and Kathy Tate was the director of […]

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