December 2017 - Thomas Spake



December is the month of sending love and joy to those close to us as we come into the new year. That's why we are celebrating Thomas Spake as our December Artist of the Month. At Thomas Spake Studios, he creates unique glass art, incorporating age old glassblowing techniques with American ingenuity to create functional, decorative, and sculptural glass art with a style all its own.

His glass-blowing skills show care and attention which make perfect unique gifts to put under your tree or for a gift exchange that will be unforgettable. Thomas Spake is an Artist unlike any other, and his talent shows. We are proud to have him support the Museum with his work in the Museum Store!


November 2017 - Jaime Lacey

November Artist of the Month - Jaime Lacey

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Jaime Lacey is our honored Artist of the Month for November! It is the perfect time to celebrate her beautifully crafted pottery for the upcoming holidays. 

 Jaime is the owner of Loving Hands Pottery in Collegedale, TN. After taking a pottery class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in 2009, she was hooked! She studied with potters Talle Johnson, John Britt, and Mark Peters. She is a registered dietitian in Chattanooga, but pottery is her passion. Coming from a family of artists and engineers, her work is crafted to be functional and attractive. The inspiration for her pieces comes from her love of food, cooking, gardening, and nature.

*Join us for a special Meet & Greet with Jaime Lacey on Tuesday, November 14th from 12:30-2:30. She will be in store showing her new work available for purchase!

October 2017 - Dale Cougar Armstrong

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Dale "Cougar" Armstrong is the Education Consultant Emeritus for, a diehard rockhound and lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author. Dale credits her mom for spurring her fascination with, and education of, rocks and minerals. Her mother was an avid rockhound and many weekend family adventures involved traipsing through the White Mountains of New Hampshire in search of abandoned pegmatite mines.

You're invited to a special Meet & Greet + Trunk Show Thursday, October 19th. Enjoy shopping and socializing with talented Dale Armstrong located in the Museum Store. Admission is free.

Join us for class on Saturday, October 14th as Dale teaches how to make her Crystal Chaos Pendant. Registration required.

September 2017- Marie Speader Haas

September 2017 Artist of the Month - Marie Speader Haas


Marie has been painting and drawing pictures since she was a child growing up in Erie, Pennsylvania. After many years teaching high school biology and doing her art on the side,she turned her attention to serious studio work in 1984.

She soon established herself as an avid watercolorist in northwestern Pennsylvania where she ran her own Sycamore Gallery and conducted watercolor and drawing classes. Marie currently works out of her studios in Ocoee, Tennessee and Bradenton, Florida.

It is an honor to host her artwork in the Museum Store at the Museum Center at 5ive Points.