TTU senior opens ceramics show at Craft Center

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, November 19 2012


One of the first senior thesis shows to open at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University will be a collection of ceramics works that reminisce about childhood.

Ceramics student Charlotte Oliver will display her work from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 in the Craft Center’s North Windows Gallery.

Oliver’s exhibition, Animations, showcases her talents with clay and painting, which was her first form of creative expression. After years as a painter, her husband suggested she get an art degree. She intended to major in painting until she took a clay class and changed her focus. The show is inspired by the comics and cartoons of her childhood, and her skill with underglaze demonstrates her painting talents.

Oliver will host a reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the gallery.

All fine arts majors are required to host an exhibition during their senior year. The project is designed to teach them how to select works for a show, to design the show’s layout in the gallery space, and to showcase the best of their body of work over their years of study at the Craft Center.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is conveniently located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Highway 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 visit