Terra Madre is a small, eclectic group of women potters and ceramic artists in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. We support each other in all aspects of our clay work from excellence in artistry and craftsmanship to the business aspect of our art. This includes educational activities such as: giving or hosting workshops and mentoring. Members are entitled to participate in all Terra Madre gallery exhibits and shows.

Membership is open to women ceramic artists living in specified counties in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. It is limited in number to ensure we remain close and function smoothly. Details may be found in our By-Laws. The downloadable PDF files of the By-Laws and Application Form are available at the bottom of this page.

How to apply for membership

Our Application Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Terra Madre, a small group of women potters living and working in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

We have a two-step jurying process which includes a completed application with digital images and, if selected, an object jury


Membership is open to potters living in the following counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Union or Sevier counties.

All work must be made and fired by the artist herself. Work must be original and reflect a cohesive look as a whole.

Application form & deadline

A PDF Application Form and our By-Laws which provide important details regarding our organization and requirements for membership can be found below. It is necessary to read the By-Laws.

The deadline for applications is January 15th of each year. If selected by the Standards Committee the applicant will be notified and requested to bring 4 pieces for an object jury where the committee can also meet the artist. This typically takes place on the last Sunday in January. Location to be announced.

Applications may be sent to Any questions may be sent to the above address or LeAnn Lewis: