January 8 - 10, 2015
Join Alston and Deborah Neal of Old Territorial Indian Arts
in Scottsdale for a two-day exploration of Amerind’s world-class
Kachina collections. Alston and Deborah will use the extensive
collections of the Amerind Museum to teach workshop participants
about the history of Kachinas and what to look for when
Participants are encouraged to bring pieces from their own
collection for evaluation by an expert.
Member Cost: $400 per person (double occupancy). Includes
lodging and meals.
The workshop is limited to 12 people, so you are encouraged to
sign up early.
Contact Deni Mitchell at 520.586.3666 ext. 17 or
email@example.com to register or for more information.
Mata Ortiz Show and Sale
February 13 - 15, 2015
10 am - 4 pm daily
Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase
exquisite ceramic vessels from the artists of Mata Ortiz,
Featured artists Lila Silveira & Carlos Carrillo will
firings, and there will also be activities for children.
Also present will be Zapotec
Amerind’s new film
Paquimé: An Ancient Town, a Continuing Inspiration
will be shown each day. The delightful polychrome vessels
unearthed during Amerind’s 1958-1961 excavations were the
primary influence on the ceramic development at Mata Ortiz.
Free with regular admission
Apache pottery Workshop
February 23 - 27, 2015
Join Shelden Nunez-Velarde for a five-day Apache
pottery workshop in the creativity-inspiring setting of
Amerind’s 1900-acre campus in spectacular Texas Canyon.
Shelden Nunez-Velarde is a member of the Jicarilla Apache
Nation. He has been making pottery since the age of 13.
Shelden specializes in hand coiling traditional Jicarilla Apache
pottery. He gathers his clay and slip, in traditional clay
sources used by his ancestors. Then he soaks the clay, cleans,
sifts, mixes, hand coils, shapes, sands, polishes and fires his
pottery, outdoors, using pine or cedar wood. He makes both
traditional-functional utilitarian and contemporary.
Like their Pueblo neighbors who are more widely known for their
use of micaceous clay, the Jicarilla in Northern New Mexico made
their cooking wares from the unique deposits of mica filled soil
in the area. The special heat-retentive qualities of mica makes
this clay particularly efficient for cooking.
Member Price: $750 (double occupancy)
Price includes workshop, materials, lodging, and meals.
Not a member? Membership start at just $40!
To register, or for more information, please contact Deni
Mitchell at 520-586-3666 or firstname.lastname@example.org