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Arts and Performance

Peter B. Jones Artist Talk

September 15, 2023 at 12:30pm1:15pm EDT

Syracuse University Art Museum

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Explore the featured exhibition Continuity, Innovation, and Resistance: The Art of Peter B. Jones with artist Peter B. Jones as he discusses his ceramic work that comments on Haudenosaunee cultural continuance, as well as challenges Haudenosaunee peoples have faced.

Peter B. Jones, born an Onondaga citizen (Beaver Clan) in 1947, grew up on the Cattaraugus Seneca Reservation in western New York, where he now operates a pottery workshop and studio. He studied under Hopi artist Otellie Loloma while attending the Institute of American Indian Art in New Mexico. His pottery, which has revived traditional Haudenosaunee pit firing, hand-built coiling and slab construction, is admired and collected by community members, art collectors, and museums across the country and internationally. Reminiscent of early Haudenosaunee pottery, Jones’ art directly reflects the issues that have impacted Haudenosaunee people. Jones works mostly in stoneware and white earthenware clay. He is currently teaching young potters at the Seneca Nation Sully building a traditional arts and Seneca language facility on the Cattaraugus reservation.

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This event was first published on July 26, 2023 and last updated on August 29, 2023.

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