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Welcome to the Appalachian Center for Craft

The Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University (TTU)
located in Smithville, Tennessee. The Craft Center offers many, diverse programs.

We offer five Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Craft Certificate concentrations: clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. Our BFA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Craft Center has five resident artist positions: clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. The program allows emerging professional craft artists to live and work in the environment of the Craft Center.

Over 50 workshops are offered each year in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. Evening classes are available during spring and fall; weekend, half week, and one-week workshops are offered May through August.

The Craft Center Gallery features contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and over one-hundred regional craft artists. The Craft Center hosts up to 25 exhibitions annually in our 3 exhibitions spaces. Shows include the works of regional, national and international contemporary craft artists, our faculty, resident artists and student exhibitions.

The Craft Center offers several education outreach programs for primary school students including the Craft Academy, Focus on Fine Craft Program, and the week-long High School Summer Art Intensives.

The Craft Center is a great place for a day trip! Visit our Gallery & Exhibitions, eat in the Craft Cafe, hike the trails, or have a meeting in our conference room.

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