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Appalachian Center for Craft


1560 Craft Center Drive

Smithville, TN 37166


(931) 372-3101

A campus of Tennessee Tech University, the Appalachian Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft by teaching tradition and innovation in technique, concept, and design, providing access to the highest quality craft education, professional artists, and career opportunities.

Students work and learn in professionally-equipped studios and are provided with a thorough technical foundation in glass-making techniques and processes. Small class size allows for in-depth, individualized attention. With access to visiting artists and rigorous investigations into process, students develop a personal aesthetic and exposure to a variety of career opportunities in glass.

  • 4 year BFA degrees
  • 2 Year Craft Certificates
  • Workshops with nationally recognized instructors
  • Concentrations in Glass, Clay, Fibers, Metals, and Wood

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency


3435 Rupprecht Way

Saugatuck, MI 49453




Ox-Bow is an art school and residency program that offers glass courses and studio time for beginning to advanced students. Students work closely alongside artists from across the country with world-class instructors. The courses range in focus from the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; from representational to conceptual. During intensive and immersive one & two week courses in our open air studio, students delve deeply into their practices. Ox-Bow is located 2.5 hours from Chicago on a lagoon alongside Lake Michigan. Housing or commuting options are available.