"I began to understand the rhythm of earth, water, fire, and air." - Pahponee
Pahponee (“Snow Woman” in the Kickapoo tradition) has been working with clay since the early 1980s. She is a descendant of the Kickapoo and Potawatomi Nations, originally from the Great Lakes. A self-taught clay artist who has re-learned the traditional pottery methods of her woodland culture, she also excels at contemporary pottery techniques. Her experimentation with different clays and firing methods helped her excel in technical excellence in clay properties.
Mastering several pottery techniques has provided the platform for Pahponee to create distinctive pottery that expresses her own personal style and innovative spirit. Today, Pahponee is one of the top Native American potters. She is recognized by peers and continues to receive awards from nationally juried shows. She continues to experiment with new techniques always striving for excellence in her work. Pottery by Pahponee is still recognizably hers. It has a consistency in grace, beauty, and is meticulous in design.