Native Pottery Symposium

In conjunction with the Native Pottery Market, the Chickasaw Cultural Center will host the Native Pottery Symposium. This will be a learning experience for the whole family, bridging academic and artistic perspectives on Native pottery, this series of talks will shine a light on fascinating topics such as traditional pottery revitalization, and the diverse methods and styles of modern Native potters.

Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Rd.
Sulphur, OK 73086
580-622-7130

Symposium Location: Anoli Theater

Symposium Date: April 21st from 11:15 AM to 2:15 PM

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM:  Dr. Ian Thompson, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

  • Topic: Choctaw pottery and revitalization efforts

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Break for lunch

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel discussion with artists Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation), Karin Walkingstick (Cherokee Nation), Scott Roberts (Muscogee-Creek), Joanna Underwood (Chickasaw Nation) Ray Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo)

  • Topic: Pottery techniques, materials, styles and inspiration

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Dr. Patrick Livingood, Associate Professor in Anthropology at University of Oklahoma

  • Topic: Archaeology of ancient Southeastern Indian pottery