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artists and artisans

Joe Brown - Blacksmith 2009 on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Joe Brown – Blacksmith 2009

Readyville, TN

In the 1700's and 1800's there were hundreds of thousands of blacksmiths throughout the country. Tennessee Crossroads traveled the back roads of Readyville, TN and found a bit of the past with a modern day twist. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Joe Brown - Blacksmith.


Guitar Mill on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Guitar Mill

Murfreesboro, TN

We talk a lot about folks who have a plan for their life, but what do you do when that plan may not work out. That's exactly what happened to Mario Martin. He lived many years with just one goal, but lucky for him and a lot of other folks like him the plan that found him is music to the ears. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Guitar Mill in Murfreesboro, TN.


Bead Maker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Bead Maker

Oak Ridge, TN

Oak Ridge Tennessee is a place of creation. In fact, the whole city was built to create ways to harness the heat of atomic energy. So, it's a bit ironic that an artist who is fascinated by flame lives and works in the atomic city. Tennessee Crossroads met Teresa Brittain and watched her use heat and flame to create works of art and beauty. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Teresa Brittain - Bead Maker.


Ken Gaidos - Wood Turner on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ken Gaidos – Wood Turner

Nolensville, TN

They say the best way to stay young at heart is to try new things. The man you're about to meet has found his own fountain of youth in his own backyard. Tennessee Crossroads' Susan Watson traveled to Nolensville, TN to see how ordinary wood becomes extraordinary art in the hands of Ken Gaidos.


Mandolin Maker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mandolin Maker

Goodlettsville, TN

Musicians are constantly searching for the best instruments to play, and while some of those come out of the huge workshops of large companies, others can come from very unexpected places. Tennessee Crossroads visited Jonathon McClannahan in Goodlettesville, TN, just outside Nashville. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Jonathon McClannahan - Mandolin Maker.


Red Oak Pottery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Red Oak Pottery

Lacassas, TN

A lot of folks know many years in advance what they want to do when they retire, but that was not the case for Bill and Judy Heim of Lacassas, TN, they just sort of stumbled upon their retirement plans. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Red Oak Pottery.


Hunter Museum of American Art on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Hunter Museum of American Art

Chattanooga, TN

Works of art should be seen, experienced, and even commented on. That's the theory at one of the state's premiere museums of American Art. Tennessee Crossroads visited the Hunter Museum to see how recent expansion has brought the Hunter down the hill and to the people of Chattanooga, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


D'Edge Gallery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

D’Edge Gallery

Memphis, TN

Tennessee Crossroads visits a revitalized downtown Nashville, TN destination where artists are showcasing their talents. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about D'Edge Gallery - South Main Arts District.


Studio J Jewelry on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Studio J Jewelry

Murfreesboro, TN

Tennessee Crossroads meets a Murfreesboro, TN father-daughter jewelry team in their studio barn. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Studio J Jewelry.


Ben Gilliam - Ceramitecture Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ben Gilliam – Ceramitecture Artist

Nashville, TN

If you like to look at architectural magazines to find unique decorating ideas for your home, you'll love this story. One Tennessee artist has found a way to marry architecture and ceramics.


Doug Cooper - Starter Fiddles on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Doug Cooper – Starter Fiddles

Smithville, TN

We talk a lot here about what folks have decided to do when they retire. Some have thought about it a long time. Others, like the man you're going to meet now, didn't decide what he'd do until just a couple of years ago. We go now to the fiddling capital of Tennessee with Tennessee Crossroads, where a former industry worker makes fiddles for beginners. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Doug Cooper - Starter Fiddles.


Russ Jacobsohn - Wild Horses

Russ Jacobsohn – Wild Horses, Inc.

Sparta, TN

Nan Jacobsohn, a clay sculptor who lives in Sparta, TN isn't only known for her magical clay horses but she's also known as the wife of a very talented wood craftsman. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more how Russ Jacobsohn takes something we may remember from our childhood and makes it magical once again.