Collins' exhibition includes a wide array of sculptural, mixed media teapots. His ceramic teapots are combined with a variety of found objects.
"Easily characterized during childhood as the 'kid who dismantled everything in sight,' my fascination with what things are made of and the logic of how and why they 'work' is still a driving force within me as an artist today," said Collins.
Collins has studied at numerous universities, and he holds a master of fine art from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of fine art from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has received numerous awards. He is an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate forty at Exit 2-7-3 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Hwy. 56; turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.
For more information, call 615/597-6801 or 931/372-3051 or go to www.tntech.edu/craftcenter .