Somerville’s ceramic creatures provide an alternate view of human behavior. The creatures are full of fury and emotion.
“As a society, we have become desensitized to the mayhem and aggression that plagues us all,” Somerville said. “History repeats itself because we are so far removed from our world that society is no longer learning from its mistakes.”
Somerville has an master’s in fine art in ceramics from the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and a bachelor’s in fine art in ceramics from the University of Evansville. He currently coordinates the ceramics studio at the Mary Anderson Center in Mount St. Francis, Ind.
The Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU, is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville / McMinnville). Go south on Highway 56, and 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 visit www.tntech.edu/craftcenter.