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University of Tennessee

I am going to be starting graduate school at the University of Tennessee this fall (in about a month).  I’ll be going for an MFA in printmaking. Tennessee was definitely my top choice in school and it has a very close knit printmaking group. The school has a total of 9 print grad students and they accept 3 new incoming grads each year. Despite being a very small program UTK printmaking is ranked 4th in the country. And they have this amazing etching press with a press-bed that is literally 5 feet by 10 feet. This is all very exciting and nerve wracking.

I managed to get a work study job in the University letterpress studio. This was a stroke of good fortune for me because I have letterpress experience so my new professors recommended me for it. Which has great pay, only requires 10 hrs a week and it literally in the same building as all of my classes/studio, oh and it’s an experience that I can put on my resume! Here is a picture of the letterpress shop. The have managed to fit quite a lot into a rather small room.

I have found a room in a sweet little shared house. Just South of Knoxville and across the Tennessee river. I’ll post some pictures of it as soon as I can.


  1. Congratullations Hannah. My youngest son will be attending U of Tennessee this fall as a foreign student. We will drive there from Mexico in August. I did not know they had a good printmaking program.

    Best of luck, Guadalupe

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 8:32 PM | Permalink
  2. Sharri wrote:

    Congratulations Hannah! Have a wonderful time at UT and wring every bit of experience you can from it. To have access to that press would be a dream come true.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 11:16 PM | Permalink
  3. Sarah wrote:

    Hey Hannah! I need your new Tennessee address so I can write you letters like the old lady that I am. Just send it to my email: oddrid at gmail dot com.

    That looks like such a happy little room! I can’t wait to come visit!

    Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:07 AM | Permalink
  4. Hannah wrote:

    OMG YES!!! I should probably send you an email so I don’t advertise my mailing address…

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 5:53 AM | Permalink

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