"Teacher with Ten Children" Sculpture by John C . Whiterock

Museum of Northern Arizona Shops

  • $195.00

About the Artist: John C. Whiterock, a Diné potter, lives in Tonalea, AZ. His mother made traditional pottery, a skill she had learned from her mother-in-law before teaching John and his brother. John's figurines represent his female relatives performing daily rituals in Diné life. He makes the smaller pieces from thick, hand-rolled clay cylinders and builds the larger ones with clay coils. He carves the clay into figurines, which dry for up to two weeks before being kiln-fired, smoked with pine pitch, and painted.

Cultural Affiliation: Diné (Navajo)

Details: Clay, 8.50" height x 1.75" width, ten children, red stripes

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