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Pop Art Pottery That Combines Traditional with Modern on Display at Sky Harbor

by Public Relations | Published On: Feb 01, 2016 | Last Updated: 

Phoenix, AZ – Pueblo Girl and Pow Wow Girl may sound like heroines from a comic book, but they are actually the names of artworks created by Native American artist Susan Folwell who is from a multi-generational family of potters. Her pottery, which combines traditional pottery making techniques and forms with modern themes, is on display in the Phoenix Airport Museum’s current exhibition titled, Between Two Worlds.

Susan Folwell, Mimbres Bat-Man Canteen, 2012, earthenware clay with slip, wood stain and India ink, 6.75 x 7.75”

The exhibition is located at Terminal 4 on level 2 in two display cases. It will be showcased through May 8, and is viewable 24 hours per day.

Passengers traveling through Sky Harbor can view her one-of-a-kind productions that blend innovation and tradition. Each piece has a story to tell, makes a social comment or is presented in purely organic form. 

As an artist, Folwell integrates and represents in her pottery both her Native cultural background and present-day influences. Although deeply rooted in tradition, she finds artistic inspiration from moving back and forth “between two worlds.”

Susan Folwell, Come Fly With Me, 2004, earthenware clay with underglaze, acrylic paint and collage, 14 x 10.5” diameter.The Phoenix Airport Museum is one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S. The museum includes an art collection of nearly 900 artworks, 35 exhibition spaces in six buildings and the Aviation History Collection.  For more information, visit https://skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal4

 

Photo Captions:
(Left) Mimbres Bat-Man Canteen, 2012, earthenware clay with slip, wood stain and India ink, 6.75 x 7.75”

(Right) Come Fly With Me2004, earthenware clay with underglaze, acrylic paint and collage, 14 x 10.5” diam.

 

 

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