TheStorytellersHouse

Indigenous Pottery and Jewelry

Hogansburg, New York · 5 Sales

TheStorytellersHouse

Indigenous Pottery and Jewelry

Hogansburg, New York 5 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Skennen (peace), I hope you are well, please have a look at my creations. Enjoy. Nia:wen (thank you).

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Last updated on Jan 20, 2017

Skennen (peace), I hope you are well, please have a look at my creations. Enjoy. Nia:wen (thank you).

Natasha Smoke Santiago

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Natasha Smoke Santiago

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Kathie Mohr on Aug 18, 2017

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About

I see beauty and inspiration all around. I love to create, I love to travel and I love my family. I want to take in all that life has to offer.

My name is Natasha Smoke Santiago, I am from Akwesasne, Mohawk Nation Territoy, a small Mohawk reservation straddling the US/Canada.

I am a mother of three and a full-time working artist. My husband and I live on a small farm, where we practice natural building, sustainable agriculture and living close to the land.

I have been an artist since very early childhood, and have been fortunate to have had my interests encouraged and my talents allowed to blossom.

I am a painter, a potter, beader and have recently begun making jewelry. My work is very much informed by my culture.

I am very privileged to have been raised in the Kanonshonni, or traditional longhouse culture practiced by Haudenosaunee/Iroquois people and my work comes very much from that well.

I took an interest in Iroquoian Pottery as a teenager and have turned that interest into a passion. While Southwestern Native American Pottery is well known and highly regarded, we in the Northeast have seen the art nearly vanish.

Using archeological finds, scholarly works and teachings from Nations with a living tradition of pottery, a handful of Haudenosaunee artists are rekindling that fire and ressurecting a Northeast Iroquoian Pottery Tradition.

I also cast the bellies of pregnant women and turn the resulting cast into lovely works of art.

My creations have a world wide audience and can be found in places such as The New York State Museum, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, The Iroquois Museum and many others.

My other works can be found on my website and my much more frequently updated Facebook page.

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