Ken Shipley is a retired Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. He has worked in ceramics for over 30 years and began his career as an apprentice to both Charles Counts in Rising Fawn, GA and Bill Ashley in Chattanooga, TN. Ken's work covers many aspects of ceramics, from production pottery to large one-of-a-kind pieces, both wheel thrown and hand built. He uses high fire reduction, salt/soda, wood fire, and electric kilns. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and the Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Ken's work is in numerous private and public collections. His work can be seen in galleries in Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Georgia, and has been exhibited widely in the United States, Italy, Germany, Japan, France, China, and England.
Melody completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in 1996. Since that time, she has been a potter, finding her strength, peace, and inspiration from the beauty of nature, and then recreating her vision of that beauty in the forms and surfaces of the pots she makes. Melody's work has been sold and exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. She conducts workshops and teaches classes through programs at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, and in her home studio in Clarksville, TN.
3281 Seven Mile Ferry Rd Clarksville, TN US