For hundreds of years indigenous people of North America have been experimenting with clay, utilizing its substance, for beauty and function. Coming from such a background I have been combing the ideals, of passion, apprenticeship and patience in creating hand built decorative pottery. The method is antiquated, laborious and rewarding, resulting in pottery that are unique in their own special way. The coiling method of pottery is what I choose, without the use of a modern day potters wheel, I am able to make pots that are light in weight yet captures the concept of symmetry and form. Each pot is hand burnished giving the surface a smooth finish allowing the paint to flow effortlessly across the surface. Patterns and designs are as limitless as the human imagination, spanning the globe each culture can be represented through their own unique patterns and designs. Inspired by these patterns from various cultures, in conjunction with my own Native American background, I hand paint each piece free hand using no stencils , orchestrating inspired patterns across the surface, hoping to capture something fresh and innovative. The isolated moments of the hand painting process are a revelation of beauty and design giving each piece its own individuality. Exposure to extreme violent forces of fire, are the final ingredient that results in pottery that will be an everlasting work of art.
I am a Native American from the Navajo and Pueblo of Isleta people from New Mexico. I currently reside in Fullerton CA and I am freelance artist I practice in the mediums of Ceramics, painting, drawing and music. However i am most proficient in ceramics and pottery making.
New Pottery Classes begin August 23, 2018 6:30pm At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center Fullerton, CA To Register and Class Fees please go to www.themuck.org Thank You Next Shows and Events 2018 Orange County Fair Categories: Ceramics and Graphic Designs
Fine Arts Exhibit Hall Costa Mesa Fair Grounds Costa Mesa, CA Show ends August 12 Pottery Presentation/Workshop Teen Program City Terrace Library 4025 E City Terrace, CA August 9 2018 4pm - 5pm Santa Fe Indian Art Market Santa Fe Plaza Santa Fe New Mexico August 18 and 19 2018 Booth Number: 717 LIN W www.swaia.org Thousand Oaks Fine Arts Festival Thousands Oaks Civic Arts Plaza 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks, CA October 13 and 14 www.calfineartsfests.com
Native American Pottery Presentation/Workshop
Satwiwa Native American Cultural Center
Santa Monica Mountains NPS
4126 W. Potrero Road
Newbury Park, CA
November 4, 2018
Session One: 10am to 12pm
Session Two: 1pm to 3pm www.nps.gov/samo
American Indian Arts Marketplace Autry National Center/Griffith Park 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA November 10 and 11 www.theautry.org
Thanks Again to the Long Beach Arts for allowing us to display my work along with my student's art work at the Landmark Square in beautiful downtown Long Beach. Over the past several years I have been teaching a handbuilding pottery class at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California. The class is focused on hand building, hand coiled and hand painted pottery, using the timeless methods of Native American Pottery as a platform of inspiration. The display window will be up from March to the end of April, our students have been progressing by leaps and bounds over the past several months in creating unique hand made pottery. To get a viewing of the wonderful work please check out the display window which is on 1st street in between Pacific Ave and Pine Ave, this block is a pedestrian area only, so you have to park and take a brief stroll to view the window, the physical address to the Landmark Square is 111 west ocean blvd, long beach. Again a big thank you to the Long Beach Arts for allowing us this wonderful opportunity to display our artistic and creative endeavors in downtown Long Beach.