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Native American Craft Tradition in a Contemporary World

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Marcus Amerman
Rick Bartow
Harvey A. Begay
Doug Coffin
Richard Danay
Tony Jojola
Clara Neptune Keezer
James Little
Rosemary "Apple Blossom" Lonewolf
Truman Lowe
David Neel
Verma Nequatewa
The Ortiz Family
Norbert Peshlakai
Wendy Ponca
Al Q÷yawayma
Diego Romero
Preston Singletary
Richard Zane Smith
Roxanne Swentzell

C. S. Tarpley
Tim Tiger
Margaret Wood
Nathan Youngblood

 




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Native clay, Private Collection


Richard Zane Smith (Wyandot) works in the ancient Southwestern Anasazi style referred to by archaeologists as "corrugated ware." This delicate and time-consuming method involves hand rolled coils of native clay, shingle lapped, slip painted with multiple shades of color and either electric kiln or wood fired in an adobe kiln. Unlike others in this exhibition, Smith doesn't come from "generations of potters like so many out here are. I don't fit into the Indian artists stereotype," he says. "But at the same time, I am strongly rooted in the Wyandot people."

 

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