Wyandot Potter

Brothers

“Brothers” refers to the Wyandot creation story which was passed down orally since ancient times. Only recently has this tradition been interrupted by cultural contamination. Those who love ancestral ways are relearning the story and planting the seeds of renewal by teaching the story to the next generation. This piece illustrates the narrative of the primeval duel between the twin brothers, good creation and evil destruction.

This photo was taken in Wyandotte, OK in front of Uncle Richards kiln in which it had its final firing. The firing was part of a very productive trip. In a weekend we fired this pot, finished my hack-berry long-bow, attended the Seneca Cayuga social dance and visited with family and friends. At the end of the weekend I brought this and three other pieces to Lovett’s gallery in Tulsa who quickly found homes for them within the following week!

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