Becca Dilldine will host her senior thesis exhibition titled “Efflorescence” Nov. 29 – Dec. 4 in the Front Gallery of Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Craft. A reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Dilldine creates utilitarian vessels for everyday use.
“My forms are first thrown on the potter’s wheel and then altered and pinched to leave my own personal touch, documenting my relationship to the vessel,” she said. “The imagery on my forms is inspired by the environments I have explored, both as a child and an adult. My vessels are meant to be touched and encountered on a daily basis.
“My hope is that the user will find their own connection to my vessels and be reminded of their experiences exploring and being surrounded by familiar objects in nature.”
Dilldine was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago. She spent most of her childhood moving from place to place due to her dad’s military position. While in high school, her art teacher took her classes on field trips to the Appalachian Center for Craft. It was then that Becca knew she wanted to become a part of the Craft Center and study ceramics.
Dilldine is set to graduate in December 2017, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a ceramics concentration and a minor in social and behavioral science. Post-graduation, Becca plans to pursue a master’s degree in art therapy. Her therapy license will allow her to work in a clinical setting with children dealing with trauma.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). Go south on Hwy. 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 www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/.