poses with several of his
Two more of his
wildlife photos are above and at right.
Kim's Studio Open House runs through Sunday
Studio Open House at 106 Windham Road opened today and continues through Sunday.
Artists participating in the open house and their respective media are Hugh Bailey, pottery and watercolor; Jewel Clark, jewelry; Marcelo de Puerto, photography; Karen Dotson, glass jewelry; Eun-Sook Kim
, pottery and watercolor; Tim Roberts, porcelain pottery; Clay Thurston
, photography; and Candace Tucker, fiber.
Clay Thurston has been a photographer for 25 years.
favorite themes are wildlife and nature shots.
loves taking close-ups and sequence shots such as owls from birth to adulthood.
photographs a variety of subjects, ranging from birds and squirrels to a lunar eclipse, including the different phases of the eclipse.
"I do it for therapy as much as anything else," Thurston
says of his
"Doing photography is so relaxing."
also does his
own matting and framing.
competes regularly in photo contests and has won top honors in many local and state competitions.
work has also appeared in several nationally distributed magazines.
Thurston received his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State in Texas and his master's degree from UT.
He teaches physical education at Linden Elementary School and Robertsville Middle School.
He is a member of the Southern Appalachian Nature Photography group and The Upstairs Gallery.