Educational Body

Appalachian Center for Craft

Smithville, United States


  • 1560 Craft Center Dr.
  • Smithville
  • Tennessee
  • 37166
  • United States

Opening times

10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
12pm-5pm Sunday




Appalachian Center for Craft

A campus of Tennessee Tech's nationally accredited School of Art, Craft & Design (a part of the College of Fine Arts), 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. 

The Center is home to the fine craft studios offering: Bachelor of Fine Arts degree concentrations in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. A non-degree Craft Certificate option is also offered.

Artist in Residence Program

The program allows emerging professional craft artists to live and work in the environment of the Craft Center. The Resident Artists provide additional academic support and experience to students in the BFA and Certificate programs.

Craft Workshops

More than 50 hands-on craft workshops are offered annually in our craft studios. One-day, weekend and week-long workshops are available for a variety of skill levels.

Programs for Teens & Teachers

We provide several educational outreach programs for regional students including Summer High School Art Intensives, Exploring Careers in Fine Craft for High School Students, and more!

Special Events

The Craft Center hosts two free open houses each year. The Holiday Celebration and Celebration of Craft are family friendly events that showcase our studios, artists and hands-on activities.

Fine Craft Gallery

Our gallery features contemporary and traditional fine craft by Craft Center artists and over 100 nationally recognized craft artists.


We host up to 25 exhibitions annually in four exhibitions spaces. Shows include the works of regional, national and international contemporary craft artists, our faculty, resident artists, and students.