Legacy in Clay: Contemporary American Indian Pottery

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Legacy in Clay: Contemporary American Indian Pottery

March 26th, 2014 - September 28th, 2014
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-3701

Event Description

This exhibition features over 50 exquisite examples of contemporary pottery, created by American Indian Potters, all recent gifts from the Collection of Sonia and Victor Bauer. Including bowls, pots, and jars dating from 1993-2008, this exhibition explores the forms, designs, and methods that contemporary potters have created with inspiration from ancient traditions. For example, Iris Nampeyo (c. 1860-1942), one of the most well-known Hopi potters, was a pioneer in reviving Sikyatki designs, infusing them with her own creativity. She passed down her designs and techniques to her daughter, Fannie, who passed the craft to her children and grandchildren. Pieces by Nampeyo's grandchild, Iris Youvella Nampeyo and great-grandchild Rayvin Nampeyo, are included in the exhibition. The exhibition also includes the work of Jody and Polly Rose Folwell, Al Qoyawayma, Dorothy Torivio, Damien Toya, and Nancy Youngblood.