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Michael Kanteena will teach you how to make these ancient vessels and then fire them for you.
WHAT: Learn to make a pinch pot with Laguna Pueblo potter
WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW between Montaño and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FEE: $30.00 adults; $15 children accompanied by a paid adult
INSTRUCTIONS: Registration required. Call (505) 897-8831 to register.
The art of pinch pots is deeply rooted in the Southwest. Michael Kanteena will teach you how to make these ancient vessels and then fire them for you.
Michael Kanteena is an award-winning potter from Laguna Pueblo. He is a self-taught potter best known for recreating Chaco, Mesa Verde and other ancestral pueblo pottery. Kanteena also makes pottery inspired by historic kachina dolls and kachina masks. His work has been displayed in the Maxwell Museum, the Wheelwright Museum, and at many commercial galleries. Kanteena also shows his work at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.
This is a 2-day outdoor workshop. Students will build the pots on Saturday and paint them on Sunday. All workshop materials will be provided. Please dress to get messy. Space is limited to 15 people, 7 years old and up. $30.00 adults; $15 for children accompanied by a paid adult
Call 897-8831 to register.
The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays. Call 897-8831 for more information or visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/visitorcenter.html