The Appalachian Center for Craft's Artist in Residence Program (AIR) allows emerging professional artists to live and work in its immersive studio environment. The AIR program is a one-year appointment, renewable for up to an additional year. Each studio (clay, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and exhibitions) has an Artist in Residence with a BFA, MFA or professional equivalent. AIRs are integral to the educational programs of the Craft Center, providing additional artistic perspectives, expertise and experiences to our students.
The Center for Craft employs a competitive application process to fill these positions. Positions open up at different times throughout the year and are posted to the Tennessee Tech University jobs page as they become available. Applications can only be accepted through the TTU jobs web page. Please refer to Jobs@Tntech.edu for the latest open positions. For more information, please email email@example.com, call 931-372-3051, or request to be added to our email newsletter list, so that we can send you our latest monthly news.
A typical residency position varies by studio concentration, but has these characteristics in common:
TERM OF THE RESIDENCY: One year appointment, with option to renew for one year at the discretion of ACC faculty.
Johnson is a recent graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, NY. In 2011, she graduated with a BA in studio art from Messiah College. Between 2011 and 2014 she worked as a sign maker at Whole Foods Market, was a post-bacc student at University of Hartford and an artist-in-residence at St. Petersburg Clay Company. www.lydiajohnsonceramics.com
Michelle Lan is an artist and designer from Southeast Michigan. She received a BFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Fiber Arts and Graphic Design. www.michelle-lan.com
A native of Cookeville, Tennessee, Jonathan Watson was introduced to glass while studying clay at the Appalachian Center for Craft. To further develop his knowledge, Jonathan apprenticed for a year with Andrew Watson and Scott Hodes in Nashville, Tennessee, and later worked with Andrew Watson in 2009.
Corin Herzog attended Santa Rosa Junior College where he studied under Curtis Arima. He completed his undergraduate studies at San Diego State University. After graduation, Corin studied at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts and received his MFA from Texas Tech University. Most recently, Corin completed a residency at Brockway Center for Arts & Technology. www.corin-herzog.com
Born and raised in New York City, Sophie received her BFA in Sculpture at the State University of New York at Purchase, and recently finished the MFA program at San Diego State University where she studied Furniture Design and Woodworking. She recently completed a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
Robert Sparrow Jones
Robert Sparrow Jones has an extensive background in Art Administration, having been Exhibition Curator for the Washington State History Museum, Director/Curator for a non-profit city-run gallery, and Gallery Director for several Museum Education Departments in the Northwest. Robert is an accomplished painter and art instructor as well. For the past two years he has been an assistant to the artist Dale Chihuly. www.robertsparrowjones.com