"...go down to the potter's shop and I will speak to you there. So I did as He told me and found the potter working at her wheel..."Jeremiah 18:2-3
WHO I AM
Whirling winds, black soil, rolling plains and water engulfed me throughout my life on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in southeastern South Dakota, and transformed me into the Native American artists I am today. As I was growing up, I was constantly awed by the beauty and complexity of nature surrounding me and was amazed at its therapeutic ability to relieve the stress of life. I often dealt with the complexity of reservation life by submerging myself in this tranquil world of uncorrupted nature, and in time learned to interact with nature to produce my beautiful works of Indian art!
As I grew older I felt a deeper urge to move even closer to this serenity and make it a daily part of my life, I decided to try my hand at creating Authentic Native American pottery using a clay fire pit. My first experience with handmade pottery was an experience of a closeness to nature much deeper than I had ever had before. Molding the earth between my hands replicates the peacefulness I have felt all my life, but on a much deeper level providing a fluency of mind. It compelled me to perfect my abilities as I continued my work. Hundreds, even thousands, of years ago my Native American Sioux ancestors created their pottery by hand, forming Earth’s natural resources into usable products. Performing this process in the same manner as my Indian predecessors is a continually liberating achievement.