My inspiration was my mother- Anna Belle Sixkiller Mitchell. She began her pottery interest and efforts in 1969, with the only goal to to make a Sequoyah pipe for my father Robert Mitchell. With his encouragement and an unending curiosity to learn more, she grew more proficient in the art, delving deep into research on traditional Native American pottery crafting. Her tenacity and natural talent resulted in becoming a famous pottery artist, credited with reviving the traditional Cherokee art of pottery making, using the hand built coil method. Her work resulted in numerous prestigious honors, including the award of Cherokee National Living Treasure. Her works can be seen at the Smithsonian Institution and a number of national museums. Her story is one of an amazing journey by an amazing woman, who changed history through her own love of pottery and Cherokee traditions.
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