Noreen Simplicio: Ashiwi (Zuni) Creations From The Earth
Ashiwi (Zuni) Creations From The Earth
July 16 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Learn about the origins of the Zuni people and about Zuni identity, as well as about Ms. Simplicio's start in pottery making.
Noreen Simplicio’s future as a Zuni potter began when she was a young child, playing with mud and making mud pots. The mentoring and teachings from Jennie Laate, of Acoma, and Angelina Medina, of Acoma/Zia, helped her hone her skills and develop her style, which combines traditional Zuni pottery symbols with original, contemporary design elements. The list of her awards continue to grow, and her art has been featured in several publications focusing on Southwestern and Zuni clayworks, including “The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo” and “Southern Pueblo Pottery.”
“I often create pieces from my heart to stress the universal harmony that should be shared and be maintained among all living things.”