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.

About Me

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Fullerton, CA, United States
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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Pottery/Ceramic Classes Begin May 20th 2014 6:30pm

Now that a new year has begun and you may be looking for some new hobby, creative and artistic endeavor to pursue.  Why not try taking a pottery class, and learn all the wonderful diversity that clay has to offer at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.  Our new six week session of handbuilding will begin on Feb 18, 2014.  Everyone is welcome from beginners to any level of ceramic experience, for more information on the class please go to the Class page on the right hand margin of the website, also check out some of our student work from our previous winter session. Thank You and hope to see you there. 

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