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Olive B. “Lolly” Durant

Contact Name: Olive B. Durant


715 Signal Mtn. Blvd.
Signal Mtn., Tennessee 37377
United States

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Phone: (423) 987-7592

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Olive B. Durant, better known as, “Lolly” is a “Jack” of varied craft trades: potter, printmaker, marbler of paper & marbled cloth embroidery. As a teacher, a self-proclaimed risk-taker, and a caretaker of my thoughts I reflect on the “why’s?”.  Firmly rooted in connecting craft and people I move slowly through the narrow shadows of life as a canoe floating downstream recognizing the spiritual reality of each new day. ” Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” an old rhyme.

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: The Poetry in Pottery Expression

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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The participants will explore clay environments by gathering information, skills, and design ideas that will incorporate social and cultural poetic thoughts into clay vessels. The themes/topics will relate to aesthetic clay learning scapes. Each class session will embrace personal relevance, poetry, and expressive clay vessels. The culminating session will celebrate with an exhibition of “The Poetry in Pottery Expression” in the Public Library.

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Program Title: Workshops and Residencies

Program Type: Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

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