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 email@example.com
Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Amerind Museum in partnership with Bisbee Vogue Inc.
present the 2nd annual Amerind Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run.
Here’s your chance to intimately experience this awe inspiring
region that is normally closed to the public.
Texas canyon is marked by spectacular rock features, including
'balancing rocks', and trails crisscrossing through open fields
of yucca, ocotillo, cactus of various sorts and scattered trees
that dot the terrain. This beautiful and historically
significant canyon was sacred to the Native American inhabitants
and Cochise is said to have used this area for his winter camps.
The 10K course features a variety of trails, terrain,
awe-inspiring views. There will be music and cheering along the
course to keep you moving. Join us in this celebration of the
and Native American Culture. Your entry fee also includes entrance to
Proceeds go to support the Amerind Foundation.