Posts tagged with 'cherokee pottery'
Learn Eastern Band of Cherokee pottery styles, the history of the craft and more at the first Didanisisgi Pottery Festival April 16th. Several renowned potters will be sharing their techniques in on-site demonstrations and will have their work available for sale along with traditional Cherokee cuisine served by The North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA).
Tara McCoy began learning the art of traditional Cherokee pottery in school on the Qualla Boundary. Over the years she honed her techniques through classes at the Cherokee Pottery Guild and by talking to other potters. We spoke with Tara just before the festival about the development of her craft, her process for pit firing pottery, and the pride she takes in being part of the tradition of Cherokee crafters.Read More
A special cultural attraction in Cherokee, NC, makes such time traveling possible! At the Oconaluftee Indian Village, guests can explore an historical Cherokee village, watch award-winning artists in action, and learn about traditional dance through living exhibit demonstrations.Read More
During the holiday season, it’s fun to pick out gifts for your loved ones that reflect their personality and interests. Because of the time, energy, and creativity that go into making them, handmade and artisanal items can make thoughtful presents that your friends and family will love. We’re so fortunate that Cherokee, North Carolina, is home to many artists and craftspeople who share their talents with us. These artists are preserving traditional methods and materials, while adding their own special twists and talents.Read More