The Native American people of this region have lived in harmony and respect with their natural environment.

Stories of their emergence and of their living history are handed down from one generation to the next through prayer and song. The traditional knowledge of their ancestors is the basis for how they live today and is reflected in architecture, traditions, arts and ceremony.

We are most grateful for the blessings of our Earth Mother as she provides us with all that we need to sustain our livelihood now, and into the future. As native people living in modern times, we have a responsibility to maintain balance with our natural environment and world trends. As you explore this collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, you will see memories of the past as well as the voice and creativity of modern native people.

We invite you to enjoy this celebration of cultural art.

Chris Teller

Chris is fourth generation potter, a mother of three and grandmother of two. She began working in pottery by scraping, sanding and shining her mother’s pieces. She started doing her own pieces at age 25.
Her inspiration for the art comes from within and she does not consider it work, it allows her to experience peace and serenity during the process.

Chris feels each piece of pottery takes on a life of its own and the spirit comes from the energies within the artist as they begin to work with the clay.

During her 33 years of making pottery, Chris feels blessed to have met so many wonderful people and she hopes her family will continue the art someday.