Monday, June 28
2:30- 4:00 pm
Southside Branch Library
6599 Jaguar Drive
San Ildefonso potter Evelyn F. Naranjo will present a free hands-on pottery workshop for children ages 6-12 years old. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is in conjunction with the installation of Woven Olla, an art piece by Randy Walker that will hang in the entrance to the Southside Branch Library. The participants will have an opportunity to work with natural Mother Earth clay with volcanic ash and form a pinch pot to take home.
Naranjo’s name is Than-Povi, which means Sun-Flower in the Tewa language. Her grandmother Santana Martinez and her great grandmother Maria Poveka Martinez were well known for their Black on Black pottery.
Naranjo stated that, “My center life has been around Traditional Black on Black Pottery. I remember as a little child I would sit next to my grandmothers watching, learning and smelling the pottery clay as they would make their coil pots. They would hand me some pottery clay and tell me make something, someday you will become famous. My appreciation to this art of pottery has been a very unique experience. I have been a student, an instructor and an advocate to teach our art of Black on Black pottery. I have really enjoyed sharing my knowledge that was taught to me by both of my grandmothers.”
This program is sponsored by the City of Santa Fe’s Art in Public Places program and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.
For more information call 955-2020.