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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
Pahponee\'s artistic endeavors began about twenty years ago, when she was inspired to work with clay. With much trial and error
she worked through the challenges of her genre, eventually perfecting her various clay recipes, some of which include minerals and
pigments from as far away as Canada and England. Over the years she has established herself as a contemporary artist, offering
primarily larger pieces (including occasional reproductions of utilitarian-style vessels made by her predecessors generations ago)
usually exceeding 12 inches in height, in red or white finishes. The vessels often portray animals, and some, with their elegantly
scalloped shapes and gracefully tapering necks, resemble seashells and ancient Greek vases.
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Pahponee ("Snow Woman") is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Elizabeth, Colorado. She draws greatly upon the traditions
of her Great Lakes tribal ancestry, as well as from modern technology, to create one-of-a-kind clay vessels. Depending on the
composition of the vessels\' clay, using both the coil method of building pots and the potter\'s wheel, pre-1800s outdoor firing
methods of the Great Lakes people and an electric kiln, Pahponee creatively embraces old and new, applying both with versatility
and innovation.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
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