This hands-on interactive workshop will focus on handbuilt forms and painted decoration.
Harlan Reano will demonstrate the handbuilding techniques and the decoration methods he and Lisa Holt use to make their signature Ollas. Lisa Holt (Cochiti Pueblo) and Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo/Kewa Pueblo) have been collaborating since 1999. Using Cochiti clay, Holt and Reano use all natural materials and paints for their work and fire their pottery outdoors. They started off specializing in figurative pottery including frogs, lizards and large Ollas, and made only figurines inspired by the old Cochiti tradition of human and animal forms. More recently they have expanded into pots, jars, and figures which are still traditional but have a more contemporary feel to them. Initially, Lisa made the pottery and Harlan painted them. They now share in the pottery making responsibility, and Reano remains the painter. Reano creates designs that are sometimes inspired by older Santo Domingo pottery, but frequently are his own creations.
Summer Master Series Workshops are intermediate level and run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily; firing and materials are included in the cost of tuition. Participants may stay and work in the studio until 10:00 p.m. during the workshop.