Hugh Adair Bailey
Born Sept. 13, 1934
Passed away on Jan. 7, 2020
Hugh was a charter member of the Art Market Gallery. His whimsical animal sculptures and his watercolor/ink illustrations were expressions of his unique observations of the natural world. He had such a cheerful, humorous demeanor and loved sharing stories and his artistic talents with everyone. We have lost a kind and gentle soul.
I’ve been an artist ever since I held crayons. I decorated everything and made endless mud-pies. I was the busiest, messiest kid on the block.
It was logical and practical of course to study medical technology, that was until I took a painting class. Liver flukes lost their glamor, replaced by my real passion, mud-pies. I graduated with a B.S.F.A. from the University of South Dakota, and continued making art, and still continue. I feel like the guy in “Close Encounters” making the lumps of clay into Devils Tower, not knowing why, just knowing he must.
My creations are spontaneous. I see compelling images in a lump of clay. The clay speaks to me, wills itself into a certain form. I am fascinated by shape, color, and movement. For me making art is a way of seeing, being, and thinking. I am grateful that earth formed art previously known as mud-pies replaced microorganisms. Hope you enjoy!
Larry Gabbard began his pottery career after moving to Kingston, TN. His initial training began at Oak Ridge Art Center. Most of Larry’s pottery is wheel thrown, but he seeks out unique alternative kilns and firing techniques. Some of his alternative firings are: raku, horse hair, saggar, obvara, and pit firing. Larry seeks out well known potters and attends workshops to learn their unique techniques. He has attended classes at John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts at Rabun Gap, GA, Mudfire Gallery, at Decatur, GA, as well as the ORAC at Oak Ridge, TN. Larry enjoys fast-firing techniques which create a rich variety of textures and colors on bisque clay. He finds the unexpected marks made when clay, heat, and smoke interact to be among the most intriguing and challenging of finishes to perfect and reproduce.
Member of: Foothills Craft Guild
Art & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville
Art Market Gallery of Knoxville
Oak Ridge Art Center
Linda Sullivan, who holds an MFA in ceramics, creates functional and sculptural vessels out of stoneware and porcelain clays. Inspired by various landscapes and drawing on her strong background in painting, she employs a unique glazing process by pouring and overlapping her glazes in a purposeful, painterly way to depict landscape imagery. She says, “viewers of my work often verbalize about being reminded of landscapes from their own personal experiences and [share with me] the memories that the imagery evokes.”
In 1997 I retired from the automotive industry and moved from Michigan to Knoxville, Tennessee and began my career as an artist. Recently, my interests have expanded to exploring new methods in photography and digital imaging. My art has evolved from traditional photography work to using digital elements and techniques.
I start with an image and use techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, layering and other methods, to create integrated Photo Illustration effects. My work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The Knoxville Museum of Art. I have taken classes at Pellissippi State Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of my training has been self-directed and I have been inspired by the works of many regional artists.
I also have a line of card that feature many of the local buildings and business around Knoxville. I am a former member the Foothills Craft Guild, ETACA and former Board of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. My work has bin shown in galleries in Tennessee and North Carolina.
None of the work is for sale or in the Art Market Gallery
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