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

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