Throughout her life she has explored many types of creative expression, but since her introduction in 2013 she has committed her time exclusively to creating works of pottery.
Using techniques inspired by the tradition of her Cherokee ancestors, she honors those that came before her in the tribe. Karin’s growth in her chosen medium has evolved into a style that employs a mixture of tradition blended with a contemporary feel. She humbly appreciates the incredible support she continues to receive from her friends in the Native American art community.
Karin entered her first art show in 2014, the “Trail of Tears Art Show” hosted by the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK. She was very surprised to receive three awards. The validation these accolades provide served to increase her desire to continue to gain knowledge and refine her skills. Karin has won numerous awards since, including a 2016 Judge’s Award at the Heard Indian Show and Market in Phoenix.
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Yes, I freely admit it – pottery has always been my first love. I am fascinated by the traditional methods that Native American potters use to gather their clay, grind and sift it, create their amazing designs, paint the pots, and fire them. It is an extremely laborious process, and all too often we forget … Read MoreRead More
For tens of thousands of years, humans have used different forms of jewelry for adornment, status, signs of wealth, and even functionality. Jewelry goes beyond a simple need for clothing – it nourishes our ego and self-esteem. Jewelry making has evolved significantly from early attempts to put holes in shiny stones and string necklaces. The … Read MoreRead More
Trust me, once you get started with Zuni fetishes, you will never stop. Each carving is unique, and carries with it an interpretive story of some aspect of the Zuni culture. I absolutely love the ones that I have in my Gallery, and love sharing them and their stories with others as well. The first … Read MoreRead More
by Maxine Toya, Jemez
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