Represented by Peters Projects
Christine McHorse was born 1948 in Morenci, AZ. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM from 1963-1968. McHorse has received numerous awards from the SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, as well as Museum of Northern Arizona. Her work is included in the collections of the Denver Museum of Natural History; Museum of New Mexico; National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution; Navajo Nation Museum; Rockwell Museum of Western Art. McHorse is a first generation, full-blooded Navajo ceramic artist. She married Joel McHorse, a Taos Pueblo Indian, and learned to make pots through his grandmother, Lena Archuleta, who taught her to work with micaceous clay, a rare, but naturally occurring clay high in mica content that can be found in the Taos area. McHorse has since become one of the most admired and successful Native potters, working with traditional techniques but making the kind of reductive, sculptural pots that one would have expected Brancusi to make, were he alive today. McHorse has the unique distinction of winning numerous awards for both pottery and sculpture at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.
For inquiries, please contact Mark Del Vecchio, Program Director of Ceramics & Design, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505)-954-5800
VIDEO: Discussion with Christine Nofchissey McHorse & Garth Clark