Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hopi Pottery at its Finest

Last fall Hopi potter Garrett Maho came in to the shop with an absolutely stunning piece. Needless to say it was snapped up quickly by one of our collectors. We are so proud to be able to represent such a talented artist and to share his work here as well. Garrett was born in 1976 and is a member of the Rabbit/ Tobacco Clan. He has been making pottery since 1996 and was taught by his grandmother Marilyn Mahle and his aunt Gloria Mahle.

Garrett Maho (Hopi)

The piece is made from hand dug and sifted clay, hand formed and traditionally fired. It came out just perfect. You can see how large the pot is. This size pot is very difficult to achieve. The failure rate is high for large pieces during the firing process.

The pot from the top. Garrett used traditional pigments
to draw the Kachina figures and line decoration

The pot from the side

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Indigenous Visions January 19

The next Indigenous Visions event will take place Saturday January 19 in the Heard Museum Shops from 10am- 2pm

We are so pleased to have such a great schedule of artists this month! At Main only, the theme for our artists is "$500 and Under". Our artists are focusing on showing smaller works to sell for $500 or less. This is a unique opportunity to buy work from these talented artists at such competitive prices.

Featured at Main:
John DeCelles (Gros Ventre-Assiniboine)
Shonto Begay (Navajo)
Bahe Whitethorne Jr and Sr (Navajo)
Irving Toddy (Navajo)
Kevin Quannie (Hopi)
Julius Badoni (Navajo)
Ron Jackson (Navajo)
Sheryl Susunkewa (Hopi)
and Rosemary Lonewolf (Santa Clara) will be in the Berlin Gallery

Also, Books & More will host Ramona Button of Ramona Farms and cookbook author Carolyn Niethammer, author of Cooking the Wild Southwest. Ramona and Carolyn will be giving cooking demonstrations

Featured at North:
Wallace Nez (Navajo)
Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi)

Wallace and Gerry will have their regular work for sale.

Here are just a few examples from our artists:

John DeCelles (Gros-Ventre/ Assiniboine)

Kevin Quannie (Hopi)

Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi)

Shonto Begay (Navajo)

Irving Toddy (Navajo)

Wallace Nez (Navajo)

Rosemary Lonewolf (Santa Clara)