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Sherrie Carris received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas, and her M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa 1n 1972. Along with her husband Tom they have owned and operated Carris Pottery for over 30 years.Sherrie's floral pottery has been widely collected including a large carved porcelain planter in the TN governor's mansion. The State of TN bought one of her pieces to give to Patricia Neal. Artist in Residence Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

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River of Gold Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte exhibition at the Frank H. McClung Museum through May 3

Precolumbian FigureDo not miss this exhibition! It is from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The objects were found in 1940 in a cemetery in Panama circa A.D. 700-1100.

There were “hammered repousse plaques, nose ornaments, gold-sheathed ear rods, pendants, bells, bangles and beads-as well as ceramic and objects of precious and semi-precious stones, ivory, and bone.”

The information about the gold objects and how they were made was very interesting. The gold ore was dug, smelted and then pounded into sheets of gold thin enough to be formed.

I had studied Precolumbian art in college and had taken a jewelry class. This exhibition gave me I a much better understand of the technology of the people and the skill of the artisans.

Check it out!

Sherrie


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