Rare to find a potter-at-work documentary that is this wonderful.
Jeri Redcorn, a contemporary Caddo potter, works to preserve her unique cultural heritage.
in 2009, one of Ms. Redcorn’s pots was chosen for display in the White House.
National Museum of Natural History
“ When making a pot, you must listen to the Earth, and the clay will speak to you, and you must simply let the clay guide the shape the pot will become. The clay is alive. The clay will guide your hands. You must never go against the will of the clay, which is ultimately the will of the earth, and the path to happiness.” -Potter, Julian Martinez, of San Ildefonso Pueblo, the patriarch of the most important family of Native American artisans in the United States.
Image courtesy of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian
Blackware Plate, ca. 1930s
Julian Martinez and Maria Martinez
San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Dame Lucie Rie, DBE (1902-1995), Austrian-born British studio potter
Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza
The Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos
K.S. Moul, 2011