About Brenda Stein

Brenda Stein is an independent studio artist living in Nashville, TN. As a woodturner, Brenda creates gallery quality art that moves the viewer by combining the beauty of the individual characteristics of Tennessee woods with a strong form to support that beauty. She has trained with woodturning masters Ray Key, David Ellsworth and John Jordan, and was mentored by the late Charles Alvis.

Brenda’s work can be found in select galleries and many private collections, as well as the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum. She was selected to design and create the 2007 Governor’s Awards in the Arts for the state of Tennessee. She has also been featured on Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads and on the Do It Yourself Network.

Brenda particularly enjoys making commissioned pieces from trees that have special meaning to their owners. She also participates in selected art shows and exhibitions in the Southeast.

Brenda is a member of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), currently serving as Vice President of the Cumberland Valley Chapter. She is involved in Cheekwood’s School Outreach Program, demonstrating woodturning while educating and inspiring students. She is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, and has served as Vice President of the Tennessee Association of Woodturners. She is an active member of The Arts Council of Williamson County and is advocate for Tennesseans for the Arts.