Halito! Earth to Art is the pottery studio of registered Choctaw artist, Carolyn Bernard Young in Weatherford, Texas.
My work is contemporary Native American pottery, thrown on the wheel, layered in black underglaze, then carved with bold designs that honor the art of my ancestors.
This method of carving is called "sgraffito" - meaning "to scratch" and I spend hours with some pieces. The feel of the leather hard clay as I carve it feeds my soul. The contrast between the white clay and black underglaze makes my heart sing. Brightly colored glazes inside add an element of surprise and whimsy. The fired stoneware is durable - safe for the oven and dishwasher.