Roxy DeSantis-Nunally BFA exhibit on display at Craft Center April 8-14

Roxy DeSantis-Nunally will present her bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibition in clay, titled “Openness,” April 8-14 in the North Windows Gallery of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

An artist’s reception is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

DeSantis-Nunally creates tile and wall sculptural pieces blending the techniques of wheel-throwing and hand-building in clay to create repetition in simple forms.

“Working in clay has many advantages because of its hands-on sculpting capability,” said Desantis-Nunally. “Seeing the work stack and build-up in parts creates a volume that shows myriad textures that inspire me to keep adding to create more of an impact.”

She has an extensive background in Buddhist studies and uses clay as a medium to explore Buddhist ideas further. “Openness” is a concept that has been an ongoing personal practice and is the central focus of her exhibition.

The Appalachian Center for Craft 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