Charles King: Vessel and Voice

Charles King

In this program gallerist, researcher, and author Charles King discusses the artistry, history and position of Pueblo pottery in the world of ceramics. Included in the presentation is an overview of his most recently completed book, “Spoken Through Clay,” which contains portraits and interviews of more than 40 Native American artists sharing their unique personal perspectives on their culture, traditions, and the locally sourced clay that is transformed into an art form through their hands. King will also provide insights into the aesthetics, dynamics, and artistry of Native pottery.

“Spoken Through Clay” by Charles King.

Charles King has been a gallerist for over twenty years and an author of four books on Native American pottery: “Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya”, “The Art and Life of Tony Da”, “Virgil Ortiz: Revolt 1680/2180” and his most recent book, “Spoken Through Clay.”  In addition to King Galleries, he has been a consultant at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and spoken at the Heard Museum, Museum of Indian Art and Culture (MIAC), the Carnegie Museum, the Ceramics Research Center- ASU, the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, The Philbrook Museum and The Denver Art Museum on various topics dealing with Native pottery.  He has been a judge at Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Indian Market and other art events.

Included with museum admission; free to museum members.