We periodically feature the work of studio potter and fellow ceramics journalist Ben Carter, who hosts the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast, which includes interviews with artists and culture makers from around the world.
In this episode, Carter honors the life and legacy of Navajo ceramist and sculptor Christine McHorse who passed away on February 18, 2021.
Noted Navajo sculptor and ceramic artist Christine McHorse died earlier this week. She was born in 1948 in Morenci, Arizona and started working full-time in the arts after attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe in the 1960’s. At the school she met her husband Joel and learned to make ceramics in the Pueblo style from his family. After more than two decades selling at the Santa Fe Indian Market, she transitioned into a style of sculptural vessels that drew national and international acclaim. In our interview we talk about shifting her work into the fine art world and developing her forms in micaceous clay and bronze. This interview was originally recorded in 2016.