Lecture by Natasha Smoke Santiago: Tradition and Innovation in Mohawk Pottery
Natasha Smoke Santiago is a Turtle Clan, Mohawk artist from Akwesasne who works in many mediums, including acrylics, oil pastels, and clay for both pottery and sculpture. Her pottery work focuses mostly on what could be called Haudenosaunee-style coil and pinch pots and tobacco pipes. Each piece is handmade and inspired by archaeological specimens, museum collections, and her own informed creativity.
Ms. Smoke Santiago is visiting the Longyear Museum of Anthropology as an artist-in-residence from April 25-30, during which she will be conducting a two-part workshop on Mohawk pottery-building and pit-firing techniques.
A reception will follow the lecture at Longyear Museum of Anthropology gallery (Alumni Hall, 2nd floor). A temporary display of work by Natasha Smoke Santiago will be on display in the gallery April 25-29.
Support for Artist-in-Residence provided by Colgate Arts Council, Howe Fund, Native American Studies Program, Department of Art and Art History, and Department of Sociology and Anthropology. This lecture is part of a series of events connected to the current exhibition, “Earth to Fire: Pottery Technologies Around the World,” on view at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology through June 4.
Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30pm
Lathrop Hall, 207