Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Showing Caddo Pottery Across the Country: Jeri Redcorn

Guest Author: Cayla Lewis

Professional Grant: Pedestals Booth Upgrade
Jeri Redcorn, Hasinai Twins, Caddo pottery, 2012
Jeri Redcorn, a Caddo potter, is claimed to be responsible for “single-handedly [reviving] Caddo pottery traditions.”  She currently uses native and commercial clay to produce pieces from clay that she coils, burnishes with stone, and then wood fires. She uses her practice as a “gift,” and a way to connect with her ancestors and connect to her Caddo culture today.

One of her greatest honors is having her work displayed in the White House Office as a selection by President Barack and Michelle Obama. Redcorn’s work is known nationally and is also a part of collections from Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, US Senator David and Molly Boren, and Eagle’s band member, Don Henley.

Each year, Jeri Redcorn attends 5 art shows annually, including Oklahoma’s Red Earth. OVAC’s Professional Basics Grant will allow her work to be presented more effectively with an upgrade of new pedestals for her booths at these art shows.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition invests in artists’ project through grants for growing careers, creative projects and exceptional continuing education. Find grant guidelines and application here. A free workshop about how to apply will be held October 13. 

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