Nathan Youngblood | Black Carved Jar
|Biography Statement Ask the Artist From Earth to Object|
Nathan Youngblood is a traditional potter, who work in the Santa Clara Pueblo near Santa Fe New Mexico. He's won more than 44 awards from the Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, including Best of Class, Carved, Best Traditional Jar, and Best of Class, Undecorated. He lectures on pottery techniques throughout the West and has been profiled in a number of local and national publications.
When he started making pottery in 1972, he was the sixth generation of artists in his family to take up the craft.
Be prepared to live your craft. To create quality work you must deliver 80 hour weeks and many years of devotion.
Where do you get the ideas for your work?
Do you work alone on your craft, or with others?
Do you ever teach, or take on apprentices?
What's the most exciting part of creating your works?
What's the most difficult part of creating your works?
What sort of technology do you use in your work? Has the technology of your craft changed dramatically over the past 100 years?
Do you have any advice for somebody just starting out?
Can you share a "secret of the trade" with us--something nobody else knows or that you found out only after years of experience? Put another way--what do you wish somebody had told you when you were just starting out that might have saved you hours of wasted effort?
What are we missing by experiencing your work through the Internet and not seeing/hearing/feeling/smelling/touching it in person?
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