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The Renaissance of Mesa Verde Pottery

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Free *See Reservation/Ticketing Information below.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Paleontology Hall & Changing Gallery

Meet and enjoy a presentation by Clint Swink who has been creating Anasazi and Maya pottery replicas for more than 27 years. His pioneering replicating efforts lead to the rediscovery of lost Anasazi (Ancestral Puebloan) ceramics art forms such as Mesa Verde Black-on-white of which he is now considered to be the only living master. His legendary dedication to archaeological accuracy has created a new school of art, an aesthetically pleasing alternative to artifacts, global archaeological recognition of the value of authentic ceramic replication, and according to National Geographic "...his labors have kindled a new appreciation for those who left behind the beauty of their art..." At this talk see samples of his work and learn about the processes that are necessary to authentically replicate various forms of Mesa Verde pottery. Swink's work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Archaeology, National Geographic, and in documentaries on both The History Channel and PBS.


Reservation/Ticketing Information
Signed copies of Swink's book, "Messages from the High Desert," will be available for $50. His book details authentic production techniques of Mesa Verde pottery based on his 18 years of dedicated research and production.
Professional Artist Clint Swink--the only living master of Mesa Verde Black-on-white pottery.