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Clay Bush

Booth Number: 474

Nashville, TN

Artist Bio
Clay Bush studied fiber arts at the Appalachian Center for Craft where he learned countless techniques in fabric and textile printing and manipulation.  After years of apprenticing at upholstery shops, this traditional craft became his chosen avenue to apply form to function.  Bush began applying the skills of the upholstery trade in creative ways, most notably with the use of an industrial sewing machine.  While visiting a junkyard looking for car parts, he realized the design potential in the vivid array of seat belt colors from vehicles dating back to the late 70’s to the present. In 2012, he merged this discovery with his upholstery expertise to create Salvage: Upholstery and Design.