Navajo potter continues her art, shows at 95

Santa Fe, New Mexico (AP) July 2010

Navajo potter Rose Williams continues her art at age 95, and will appear in Santa Fe at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian to provide pottery demonstrations.

Williams was to attend the museum’s annual show of pueblo and Navajo folk art, which ran July 9 through 11th. She was doing onsite demonstrations of her art each day at the Case Trading Post.

She was also showing her latest collection, which includes a two-foot-tall pot. It’s a drum jar, which traditionally would have a deer hide fitted over the top for drumming during ceremonies

Williams lives in the Shonto area of the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona.


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