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Published: Tue Apr 17, 2007

James Watts will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition in clay, entitled “Sculptural Ceramic Vessels,” April 25 through April 30 in Gallery One of the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University.

An artist’s reception is set for Saturday, April 28, from 5—7 p.m.

With his work, Watts says he wants to imbue an ancient tribal quality that makes people question when and where a piece of work came from and how it might have been used. He is drawn to atmospheric firing, especially salt firing, focusing on the history and traditions behind that technique.

“It is not only the making of the piece, but also the entire process that draws me in,” Watts said.

The Craft Center 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 its web site at