Introduction

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, May 3, 2014

Showings and Exhibitions


New Pottery Classes begin September 26 2017
At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Fullerton, CA 








Next Shows and Events 



Satwiwa Winter Solstice Art Show

Sunday Dec 3 2017
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
Newbury Park, CA
10am - 3pm
805-370-2301
https://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/satwiwa-native-american-indian-culture-center.htm












Friday, March 28, 2014



Long Beach Satellite Art Display Window

Chicken Form by Barbara Luisi
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.

Pottery by Barbara Luisi






Pottery by Loretta Tater
Animal Figures by Matt Trejo

Pottery by Rowan Harrison
Animal Figures by Matt Trejo