Native Pottery Market & Symposium

  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

  • 💲Free & open to the public
    Various pottery & items for sale

Join us for the Native Pottery Market Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. Native potters from across the region will have a wide variety of unique, hand-crafted pottery for sale. Interact with artists during discussions and live pottery demonstrations throughout campus. 

Attend the captivating Pottery Symposium in the Anoli' Theater Saturday, April 21.  Bridging academic and artistic perspectives on Native pottery, this series of talks will shine light on fascinating topics such as traditional pottery revitalization and the diverse methods and styles of modern Native potters.

Symposium Schedule - Saturday, April 21:
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dr. Ian Thompson, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Pottery and Revitalization Efforts
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Panel Discussion with artists Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee), Karin Walkingstick (Cherokee), Jane Osti (Cherokee), Crystal Hanna (Cherokee), Joanna Underwood (Chickasaw), Marcella Yepa (Chickasaw/Jemez Pueblo) and Ray Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo), Pottery Techniques, Materials, Styles and Inspiration
2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m. Dr. Patrick Livingwood, Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, Archaeology of Ancient Southeastern Indian Pottery

Be sure to visit the beautiful Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery exhibit, featuring historic Pueblo pottery from the Keres language family, as well as modern pottery from Five Tribes artists.

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