Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a discussion with Christine McHorse. Over her nearly fifty-year career she has transitioned from making traditional Pueblo pottery to a body of complex sculptural vessels that are technical and aesthetic frontrunners. Made from local micaceous clay, her vessels have a midnight black appearance resulting from a post-firing reduction process. In the interview we talk about her introduction to traditional Pueblo clay methods by her mother-in-law, her time selling at the Santa Fe Native American market, and her transition into the fine art world.

The success, and critical acclaim, of her recent traveling exhibition DARK LIGHT: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse demonstrates the importance of her role in the field of ceramics. She is currently having her first solo gallery exhibition at Peters Projects, Santa Fe. For more information visit

This episode of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN -- Enriching lives through art since 1945 by providing life-changing, inspiring, and invigorating opportunities for people of all skill levels. Experience fall in the Smoky Mountains immersed in Arrowmont's multi-discipline craft workshops ranging between fiber arts, woodworking, metals, ceramics and much more. Arrowmont is currently exhibiting over 200 works by 93 leading artists in the field of ceramics. You are invited to view the exhibits and admission is free and open to the public. These exhibitions are in conjunction with Arrowmont’s national symposium, Utiltarian Clay VII happening September 21-24, 2016. Learn more about Arrowmont and their exhibition schedule at