From Sacred Clay: Artistic Expressions in Puebloan Pottery

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Film Info
Event Type:Secrets from the Earth:
The Museum of Northern Arizona’s
2020 Sedona Lecture Series

Description

Join Native American pottery artist Jennifer Tafoya, from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, and Charles King of King Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ, for "From Sacred Clay: Artistic Expressions in Puebloan Pottery" on March 9, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The meet and greet will begin at 6:30 pm with the program starting at 7pm.


This event is part of the Secrets from the Earth: The Museum of Northern Arizona’s 2020 Sedona Lecture Series, presented by Sedona Muses, a volunteer auxiliary organization of MNA in collaboration with the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


King and Tafoya will discuss the nature of Puebloan native clays and the sgraffito process — a decorative technique that Tafoyab uses to embellish her pottery. A descendant of a long line of pottery artists, Tafoya learned this technique from her parents, Ray and Emily Tafoya. Their use of realism in imagery revitalized the style of sgraffito, originated in the 1970s by renowned pottery artist Joseph Lonewolf.



Jennifer Tafoya collects and processes all of her materials from natural sources and uses traditional methods of hand-coiling, shaping, polishing, and firing before applying sgraffito to her pottery. She is the recipient of a “Best of Pottery” award for a collaborative piece at a recent Heard Guild Indian Fair and Market, and has won numerous awards for her work, including at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.


Tickets for this evening program are $8 for Sedona Film Festival and/or MNA members, $10 for non-members.

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