First Annual Intergenerational Hopi Pottery Festival


Start Date: Apr 29, 2017 - 12:00am

Location: Hopi Wellness Center, Third Mesa, AZ

The Pottery Festival was a joint collaboration among Mesa Media, Inc., a Hopi non-profit dedicated to language preservation; the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office; and the Recovering Voices program of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.  The festival was developed to convene potters and youth to explore the social values of Hopi pottery. The program three presentations: Tracing Hopi History through Hopi Pottery by the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office; Museums and Community Collaboration by the Recovering Voices Program and UNM’s Maxwell Museum; and The Social Life of Hopi Pottery, with a roundtable of Hopi potters sharing their knowledge and experience with the audience. The Ortiz Center supported the well-attended by assisting in generating community participation in the roundtable.