Type of art: Pottery
Wheel thrown raku clay, coated with sodium silicate, the fire in a raku kiln. Fired with the ovara techinque.
Materials: Raku clay
Technique: wheel thrown
Size: H11" X 5" in depth
My name is Tama Roberts, and I am a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. I have worked with a few different mediums, however, I have made the transition into ceramics within the last few years. Currently I am enrolled in the Cherokee Nation National Treasure mentorship program, which allows me to train with a Cherokee National Treasure. At this time I am training with Troy Jackson, and with Bill Glass, Jr. for the previous 2 years. Working with clay allows me to use the four elements of nature, to create original works of art, and to express the influence of nature on my life. Each piece is original, with no reproductions.