Holiday Open House Nov. 22, 11am - 5pm
Take a drive in the country and shop for one of a kind gifts for all your holiday needs. Click here for map and directions.
NOTE: Most GPS will take you two houses north of us.
BONUS: Pick up a map to Ken Orr's Studio Open House the same day from 1pm to 7pm.
Pottery by Choctaw Potter Carolyn Young
Halito! My work is contemporary Native American pottery, using a potter's wheel and electric kiln to bring a modern voice to the clay, while honoring the art of my ancestors. I am an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a registered Choctaw potter.
Throwing a pot on the wheel is magical to me, but carving tribal designs into leather-hard clay is my passion. I love the feel of the clay and the element of surprise as I "uncover" the art of my ancestors beneath the layers of black underglaze.
This method of carving is called "sgrafitto" - meaning "to scratch", although my work is more about carving than scratching. Each piece gets three layers of black underglaze, then the design is carved into it, revealing the clay underneath.
Brightly colored glazes inside each piece make my work unique and the fired stoneware is durable as well as safe for the oven and dishwasher.
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