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The Colors & Culture of Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
A week of Educational and Artistic Fun with CRIZMAC
Celebrating of Pueblo Indian Art and Culture
*Our first workshop day with Dawning Pollen Shorty
Dawning Pollen Shorty shares her decorative techniques for creating her 'Maidens'. Her micaceous clay creations are created in honor of her Native American heritage. A native of Taos Pueblo, Dawning Pollen uses traditional techniques to create contemporary sculptures. She collects her own raw material from the land at Taos Pueblo, to make the clay. She uses natural pigments to paint her creations and uses cedar wood for traditional outdoor firing.
|A bone tool used by Pollen and many generations of her family of potters|
A few of my creations from my 'Clay Play Day' with Pollen. A few animal fetish's, a tiny fairy house, a bird effigy bowl and a few smaller 'leaf' creations created with impressions of leaves gathered at banks of the Santa Fe river (FYI - the 'river' was bone dry!) The 'butterflies' were made by impressing the leaves of a plant where I found only one leaf shaped like a butterfly.
The creations of 17 fun & talented ART teachers from all over the United States at the end of our 'Clay Play Day' with Pollen
MORE of the Colors & Culture of
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
To learn more about the work of Dawning Pollen Shorty
Our tour was lead by Stevie Mack & Nancy Walkup
I highly recommend!
More about Micaceous Clay
I love to play with many different materials and experiment with new techniques.
Currently, my favorite materials to work with are clay, glass, and metal.
Many of my creations are available at http://www.intheshadeofthesycamoretree.com
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