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Published: Wed Apr 26, 2006

This spring’s final two senior thesis exhibitions featuring works by Tennessee Tech University bachelor of fine arts students will be held at the Appalachian Center for Craft May 3-7.

An Exploration of Ceramic Form and Function by Walter C. Brown III will be exhibited in the Craft Center’s Gallery One, while Lindsay Wieczorek’s clay exhibit titled A Representation of Forms for the User will be displayed in the North Windows Gallery.

Brown has been making functional ceramics for 13 years, and he says his intent is to constantly explore the possibilities of different clays, glazes and firings. His current work focuses on a palette of transparent pastel colors combined with paddled porcelain forms.

Wieczorek’s work emphasizes surface, form and function. Using subtle and distinct markings, she creates forms with both a sense of quietness and drama, resulting in a tactile quality that’s visually inviting to the user. She has been making clay pots for five years.

An artists’ reception for both Brown and Wieczorek will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Craft Center.

The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273. Go south on Highway 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge.

For more information call 615/597-6801 or 931/372-3051 or visit the Craft Center web site at