Elements of the Earth: Potters from Ohkay Owingeh Past and Present
Location: Ortiz Gathering Space in Maxwell Museum
Start Date: Sep 26, 2008
As a UNM minor capital project funded by the New Mexico State Legislature the project took two years to complete. One of the highlights of the Ortiz Gathering Space is a touch screen presentation that features the goals and projects of the Ortiz Center; as well as objects from the collections at the Maxwell that relate to the exhibition; and a video about pottery making in Ohkay Owingeh that features potters from Ohkay Owingeh who speak about what pottery-making means to them and the importance of its revival and continuity to the community. It also features an introduction by Clarence Cruz and specific words related to pottery-making in the Tewa language.