The Teapot Diplomat Program offers various levels of certification and opportunities. At one of the higher levels, participants can design and coordinate their own workshop with a Borderless Arts teaching artist. If they wish, the participants can arrange for an international art exchange. The art from the Teapot Diplomats and the partner country will be shown at International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Austin King is the first Teapot Diplomat to pursue this level of certification. He has selected Carlos Calderon as his teaching artist mentor. The art form he has selected is Raku with the products representing wildlife. Austin also is pursuing an international exchange with Canada.

This workshop will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10am-noon at the Sumner Teen Center. The project is free of charge, but limited to 10 participants. To register, please contact Borderless Arts TN.

This program is supported by Mark and Niki Antonini.