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Artists and Artisans

Pennington Distillery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Pennington Distillery

Nashville, TN

Tennessee Whiskey has never been more popular, and with the growing number of new craft distilleries in this state, people are embracing it more than ever. Laura Faber takes us to a Davidson County distillery that is making award-winning spirits, and has a great love story behind it. Presented by Nashville Public Television.


Fanny and June Hats on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Fanny and June Hats

Nashville, TN

Miranda Cohen visits a Nashville hat maker.


Richard Bowers

Richard Bowers, Pencil Artist

Nashville, TN

Joe Elmore visits the home studio of pencil artist, Richard Bowers.


Orlinda Furniture Company on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Orlinda Furniture Company

Orlinda, TN

Joe Elmore discovers the rustic creativity at Orlinda Furniture Company.


Audrey Deal-McEver Pottery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Audrey Deal-McEver Pottery

Nashville, TN

It's the dream of every aspiring artist, to someday make a living just by making art. It's an often elusive dream, but one that Audrey Deal-McEver achieved, all thanks to talent, hard work and non-stop learning. Here's a profile of the Nashville, TN artist who reaching success and notoriety in the world of ceramic pottery. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Apple Doll Carver on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Apple Doll Carver

Giles County, TN

Whistle your way over to West Tennessee where we visit a unique artist with a peculiar medium - see how an artist carves dolls from one of Tennessee’s most popular fruits - the apple.


Typewriter Collector Kirk Jackson on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Typewriter Collector Kirk Jackson

Goodlettsville, TN

Once in a while, old technology enjoys a comeback, thanks to new, younger audiences. Take the vinyl LP record, for example. Well next look out for the return of the manual typewriter. Hard to believe in this electric-powered, digital world of ours. However, there's a young Goodlettsville, TN man who's playing a big part in the typewriter' revival. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Sweet G's Art on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Sweet G’s Art

Franklin, TN

Tennessee Crossroads visits Debra Logan who sees potential where others might see the impossible. She found a new career life by giving new life to old furniture. Nowadays, people seek her help when they've got a well-worn heirloom in need of a makeover. oin us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Charlie Hunt Stone Carver on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Charlie Hunt Stone Carver

Nashville, TN

Here's a Tennessee Crossroads story about an award winning stone artist who also considers himself to be a story teller. Well, actually he lets the rocks do most of the talking. Like his father and grandfather before him, his motto is "let the stone speak." Miranda Cohen introduces us to stone carver, Charlie Hunt. Brought to you by Nashville Public Television.


Creekside Bonsai on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Creekside Bonsai

Nashville, TN

Miranda Cohen learns the secrets of the Bonsai tree.


The Art of Billy Martinez on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Art of Billy Martinez

Nashville, TN

A Nashville artist whose beautiful works range in size from something you could hang on your wall, to the wall itself. Billy Martinez isn't your everyday visual artist, he's also a performer. And his canvas and stage is legendary Printers Alley. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Beeswax Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Beeswax Artist

Leiper’s Fork, TN

This time on Tennessee Crossroads, Cindy Carter introduces us to a Nashville artist who depends on insects for his medium. Let's see what the buzz is all about. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.