Six internationally-recognized Native American potters will have works displayed at the 2015 Patchwork of Life Women’s Conference

Native American PotterySix internationally-known Native American potters will have their works of art displayed at the 2015 Patchwork of Life Community Christian Women’s Conference, Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Palacios, TX.

Juan Tafoya, of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Phyllis Marlin Hemlock of the Hopi Tribe, Juan Quezada of the Mata Ortiz Pueblo, V. Dewakuku of the Hopi Tribe, Eusebia Shije, a renowned Zia Pottery artist, and Mary Small of the Jemez Pueblo. Each of these Native America potters has won numerous American and International professional pottery awards.

Native American PotteryThe Patchwork conference will also feature 4,000 year-old potsherd fragments of Holy Land pottery, discovered by archaeologists from the Smithsonian Institution during the Excavation of Tell Jemmeh, Israel as well as rare Texas African American slave pottery.

This year’s speaker, Rachel Norris, Master Potter, will be speaking on “The Potter’s Hand.” Rachel will be performing a live potter’s wheel demonstration as she illustrates her message. The Conference will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at The Christian Life Center, 202 Welch St. Palacios, TX from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM.

Native American Pottery“Only 200 tickets are available for this once in a life-time event,” said Donna Christensen, Patchwork Chairman. “I would encourage anyone who is interested in actual historic treasures from three distinct periods of history, to attend the event.”

Tickets are available at Old Main Bookstore, 438 Main St. and First Baptist Church office, 202 Main St. in Palacios, and Studio ZG, 1820 7th St. in Bay City. Tickets are $15/ea. or two tickets for $25 and include lunch, program and exhibit. Free childcare for 0-5 years old is available by pre-registration only.

Patchwork Community Christian Women’s Conference is soliciting hand-made pottery from area women for the exhibit. Pottery Registration and Child Care Registration forms can be found on, or by calling 361-972-6068.

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