Full Name: Ben Caldwell
Date Joined: 2008
Member Classification: Exhibiting
Ben is not only an award-winning copper artist; he also works with silver, makes guitars and builds custom West African drums. He was named Emerging Artist of the Year in 2002 by the Tennessee Artist’s Guild, and has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. His work was shown twice on House and Garden TV shows, on the “Tennessee Crossroads” television show, and twice on Nashville television stations. His copper sculptures have been shown at Vanderbilt Hospital, and Antique and Garden Shows of Nashville and the Tennessee State Museum, where it won “Best of Tennessee Craft” in 2001. A silver gingko leaf ladle was acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.