Judy Talley

Instructor for Metal Clay Class

at Wildacres August


I am a native East Tennessean, raised in and around the Appalachian Mountains. Nature has always calmed and centered me. Throughout my life I have attempted to capture the essence of the natural world in many different media: paint, ink, beads, carving. My introduction to metal clay opened up a whole new world, allowing me to translate ephemeral moments of nature’s beauty into tangible and enduring works of art.

I hold a degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, and though I’m retired from that field, the engineer and researcher still lives in me, driving me to understand the why as well as the how.  I am a Metal Clay Instructor, certified by Art Clay. I am a member of the Metal Clay Guild of East Tennessee, the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (Tennessee Valley Region), a juried member of the Foothills Craft Guild and of Tennessee Craft. I was honored to be elected to the board of the Foothills Craft Guild in 2018.

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