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Grounded in Clay Podcast: Max Early, Part Two
Feb 19 2024
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Max Early, Part Two
Max Early received his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, in 2020. He is a published poet and established potter from Laguna Pueblo. In this podcast, Max explores the story of two-spirit potter Arroh-a-och and this magnificent storage jar created by them around 1870-1880 (IAF.1026). Originating in the cradle of the Indigenous Southwest, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a rare exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents. The project gives authority and voice to the Pueblo Pottery Collective, a group of over 60 individual members of 21 tribal communities who selected and wrote about artistically or culturally distinctive pots from two significant Pueblo pottery collections—the Indian Arts Research Center of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe and the Vilcek Foundation of New York. Organized by SAR and the Vilcek Foundation, Grounded in Clay debuts July 31, 2022, on unceded Tewa Indian lands at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe before traveling nationally in 2023. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center’s pottery collection in 1922. As SAR’s first traveling exhibition, it also marks the institution’s multi-year efforts to bridge the cultural needs and knowledge of Native communities with its public education mission. For more information, visit groundedinclay.org This project was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Max Early, Part One
Feb 19 2024
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Max Early, Part One
Max Early received his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, in 2020. He is a published poet and established potter from Laguna Pueblo. In this podcast, Max recollects following the history of this dough bowl as it found homes in several collection before finally landing at the Vilcek Foundation collection in New York City (VF2014.01.01). Toward the end of the recording, Max does a reading of "Convergence of Clay," a tribute to this special bowl. Originating in the cradle of the Indigenous Southwest, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a rare exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents. The project gives authority and voice to the Pueblo Pottery Collective, a group of over 60 individual members of 21 tribal communities who selected and wrote about artistically or culturally distinctive pots from two significant Pueblo pottery collections—the Indian Arts Research Center of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe and the Vilcek Foundation of New York. Organized by SAR and the Vilcek Foundation, Grounded in Clay debuts July 31, 2022, on unceded Tewa Indian lands at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe before traveling nationally in 2023. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center’s pottery collection in 1922. As SAR’s first traveling exhibition, it also marks the institution’s multi-year efforts to bridge the cultural needs and knowledge of Native communities with its public education mission. This project was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Tara Gatewood, Part Two
Dec 18 2023
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Tara Gatewood, Part Two
Tara Gatewood (Isleta, Diné) is, by birth, a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, aunt, and niece of strong, resilient Pueblo women; by trade, she is a storyteller, photographer, and print and broadcast journalist. In this podcast, Tara explores ancestral relationships to pottery through this Mogollon jar from 1050-1300 (VF2010.01.01). Originating in the cradle of the Indigenous Southwest, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a rare exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents. The project gives authority and voice to the Pueblo Pottery Collective, a group of over 60 individual members of 21 tribal communities who selected and wrote about artistically or culturally distinctive pots from two significant Pueblo pottery collections—the Indian Arts Research Center of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe and the Vilcek Foundation of New York. Organized by SAR and the Vilcek Foundation, Grounded in Clay debuts July 31, 2022, on unceded Tewa Indian lands at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe before traveling nationally in 2023. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center’s pottery collection in 1922. As SAR’s first traveling exhibition, it also marks the institution’s multi-year efforts to bridge the cultural needs and knowledge of Native communities with its public education mission. For more information, visit groundedinclay.org This project was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Tara Gatewood, Part One
Dec 18 2023
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Tara Gatewood, Part One
Tara Gatewood (Isleta, Diné) is, by birth, a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, aunt, and niece of strong, resilient Pueblo women; by trade, she is a storyteller, photographer, and print and broadcast journalist. In this podcast, Tara explores Pueblo pottery through this Isleta jar from around 1880-1920 (IAF.869). Originating in the cradle of the Indigenous Southwest, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a rare exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents. The project gives authority and voice to the Pueblo Pottery Collective, a group of over 60 individual members of 21 tribal communities who selected and wrote about artistically or culturally distinctive pots from two significant Pueblo pottery collections—the Indian Arts Research Center of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe and the Vilcek Foundation of New York. Organized by SAR and the Vilcek Foundation, Grounded in Clay debuts July 31, 2022, on unceded Tewa Indian lands at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe before traveling nationally in 2023. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center’s pottery collection in 1922. As SAR’s first traveling exhibition, it also marks the institution’s multi-year efforts to bridge the cultural needs and knowledge of Native communities with its public education mission. For more information, visit groundedinclay.org This project was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Evone Martinez
Dec 5 2023
Grounded in Clay Podcast: Evone Martinez
Evone “Snowflake” Martinez (San Ildefonso and Cochiti Pueblos) learned how to make pottery from her aunt Florence Naranjo, mother, Catherine Trujillo, and grandmother Helen Cordero. Much of her inspiration came from watching her grandfather Joe Aguilar work on his pottery and from the advice he gave her in her very early years. Today her work consists of traditional and contemporary styles. Alongside her pottery-making, she is a seamstress, sewing instructor, and teacher. In this podcast, Evone carefully listens to and recounts a story for this San Ildefonso jar created around 1905-1910 (IAF.2021). Originating in the cradle of the Indigenous Southwest, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a rare exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents. The project gives authority and voice to the Pueblo Pottery Collective, a group of over 60 individual members of 21 tribal communities who selected and wrote about artistically or culturally distinctive pots from two significant Pueblo pottery collections—the Indian Arts Research Center of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe and the Vilcek Foundation of New York. Organized by SAR and the Vilcek Foundation, Grounded in Clay debuts July 31, 2022, on unceded Tewa Indian lands at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe before traveling nationally in 2023. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center’s pottery collection in 1922. As SAR’s first traveling exhibition, it also marks the institution’s multi-year efforts to bridge the cultural needs and knowledge of Native communities with its public education mission. For more information, visit groundedinclay.org This project was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.