Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Contemporary Pottery from North Carolina’s American Indian Communities

Back when the North Carolina Pottery Center Hosted an exhibition of the Contemporary
Pottery from North Carolina’s American Indian Communities there was a grant written for a book. This book will soon be for sale at the NCPC. For a preview of the book and pictures take a look at the NCPC website or click on the link below to take you to a PDF file from the book.

From the introduction by Sally Peterson:
"The North Carolina Pottery Center hosted
its seminal exhibition, Contemporary
Pottery from North Carolina’s American
Indian Communities
, from May 9 through
August 23, 2008. The exhibit showcased
works from eleven Cherokee, four Haliwa-Saponi, and
two Lumbee artists in clay. Each artist and each tribe has
a different story to tell, yet a common purpose unites
them. They want no less than to rediscover, recreate, and
revitalize the ancient pottery traditions of their peoples.
And indeed, they want more than this. Individually and
collectively, they wish not only to master an ancient
craft but also to elevate its quality to levels that match
and perhaps surpass the best pottery found in both ancient
and contemporary American Indian traditions."

Go check out this book and contact the NCPC to get your copy!

Me- I am still on the mountain.


Linda Starr said...

Thanks for this I definitely need to check out the book; my great grandmother was a full blood Cherokee.

Linda Starr said...

Wow, what a great pdf file/link, thanks so much.

Shortstuff said...

I think I saw this when I was down at your house. Beautiful pots and such talented folks. I can't pick just one favorite.

cookingwithgas said...

this was one of my favorite show at the center.
There was some great work there.
Linda- I knew you would enjoy taking a look at the file.
And SS you need to come to my house again soon!