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artists and artisans

Wild Horses

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.


Bill Lawson - Dulcimer Maker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Bill Lawson – Dulcimer Maker

Sparta, TN

Tressa Bush discovers the unusual story behind one Sparta craftsman's dulcimer making.


Southern Stained Glass on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Southern Stained Glass

Murfreesboro, TN

Stained glass is a very old art form; it was first found in the windows of churches, telling biblical stories. Today that centuries-old art form is still alive and well in a little shop just off the square in Murfreesboro, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Southern Stained Glass.


Metal-Morphosis on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Metal-Morphosis

Franklin, TN

Susan Watson meets a Franklin craftsman who created a giant factory worker out of scrap metal left behind when the Franklin factory closed.If you are familiar with the 3 R's, reduce, reuse, recycle, then you should know that there's a man in Franklin, TN who's added a 4th "R"--reinvent. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about how Kris Nethercut used his tools and imagination to bring new life to a pile of old metal at Metal Morphosis.


Michael Sloan - Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Michael Sloan – Artist

Dickson, TN

When you were in school, you probably learn about Tennessee's official state symbols, like the state tree, the state flower, or the state bird. These days, kids in school are learning about those things from a painting created by an artist from Dickson, TN who also happens to be our state's first Artist in Residence. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Michael Sloan - Artist.


Ted Taylor - Portrait Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ted Taylor – Portrait Artist

Nashville, TN

Ted Taylor has been drawing most of his life - first with crayons - then with pencils - in fact, it took up a lot of his time at school and sometimes he got into trouble. But if those teachers could see Ted Taylor now they'd be very proud of him. He's traded in those crayons for much more expensive tools and the results are "picture perfect." Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Ted Taylor - Portrait Artist.


Jack and Lynne Stoddart on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Jack and Lynne Stoddart

Crawford, TN

Tennessee Crossroads reveals a love story that goes beyond a man and a woman. It tells of their love for the camera and a life outside the hustle and bustle of the big city. Tennessee Crossroads takes us to rural Crawford, TN to meet Jack and Lynn Stoddart, a couple who fell in love with the people and places of the Cumberland Plateau. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Tim Pace - Eco-Art on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Tim Pace – Eco-Art

Finger, TN

What's junk to you could be a work of art in the making for Tim Pace as Tennessee Crossroads found out when he went to Finger, Tennessee to meet him. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Tim Pace - Eco Art.


Gruhn Guitars on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Gruhn Guitars

Nashville, TN

"There are 13-hundred 52 guitar pickers in Nashville." So sang the Lovin' Spoonful in their song about Nashville Cats. I'm betting there are many more. There's only one place in town to find the rarest, most prized guitars under one roof. It's a store that evolved from one man's passion for precious stringed instruments - one that's become world famous for its six-string treasures. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN.


Connie Steele - Bead Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Connie Steele – Bead Artist

Sparta, TN

When Connie Steele met her husband she had no idea she'd fall in love with something he did for fun. He was a Mountain Man re-enactor. Connie decided to join in but realized it was difficult to get the proper bead work on the attire do she started beading her own items. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Connie Steele - Bead Artist from Sparta, TN.


Ben Caldwell - Metalsmith on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ben Caldwell – Metalsmith

Nolensville, TN

Making a living as an artist isn't always easy. The artist you're about to meet struggled for years, that is until he learned a centuries old method of metalsmithing. And as Tennessee Crossroads found out, Ben Caldwell's artistic future is now as bright as the copper and silver he works with. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Ben Caldwell - Metalsmith, in Nolensville, TN.


Banjo Picker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Banjo Picker

Hendersonville, TN

The unmistakable sound of traditional banjo picking can quickly take you back to the times of Uncle Dave Macon and Grandpa Jones. There's a banjo picker in West Tennessee wanting to carry on that musical tradition and as Tennessee Crossroads discovered, he's got some very personal reasons for wanting to do so. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Philip Steinmetz - Banjo Picker.