dr. paul a. craig
I specialize in wheel thrown clay pieces that blend the art of clay with the science of earth and sky. From working garden sundials to star charts and Sun trackers--each piece is uniquely designed for the garden, home, and collector.
Paul has worked with Lewis Snyder of Studio S in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for ten years. He specializes in wheel thrown clay and specifically with wheel thrown disks and plates. Craig has mixed the art of the clay with the science of the Earth and Sky. His pieces are crafted stoneware, but they are also working scientific instruments: clocks, calendars, star charts, Sun trackers and space-scapes.
Craig studied astronomy at East Carolina University and later taught astronomy at the college level. Craig is a Professor of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University and a Commercial Pilot. He is the author of 13 books on air safety and flight training – among them a book on Navigation that has its roots with primitive scientific instruments. Many such instrument are the basis of the clay pieces that make up the Space & Time collection.
Paul is a member of the North American Sundial Society, and the only member of the Society creating sundials from clay. Paul is also a member of Tennessee Craft (Business Membership).
Paul's work is currently available at The Arts Company in Nashville.