Cherokee potter to teach introductory class in Catoosa beginning Oct. 26

Cherokee potter Crystal Hanna, who was mentored by Cherokee National Treasure Anna Sixkiller Mitchell, will teach a pottery class in Catoosa beginning Oct. 26. 

TAHLEQUAH – An introductory Cherokee pottery class will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9 and 16 at the D.W. Correll Museum in Catoosa.

The class is limited to 12 people, and students will be learning pinch, coil, slab and decorating techniques based on ancient Southeastern/Mississippian shapes and designs. During the classes students should be able to work on 3-4 small to medium pieces. 

“We will learn how to do simple incised drawings or use carved wooden paddles to design each piece as well as learn how to know the right time to burnish or polish pottery,” said instructor and Cherokee potter Crystal Hanna. 

Hanna was a pottery student of Cherokee National Treasure Anna Sixkiller Mitchell. 

The cost is $80 per person payable in advance. Payment should be brought to the first class or students may contact Hanna to make payment arrangements.

Also, commercial earthenware clay and tools will be handed out at the beginning of the first class with a fee of $10 payable to the instructor. 

A fifth session for the class will be hosted at Hanna’s home near Sapulpa that will include a potluck dinner and a firing of pottery for students. Students will decide the time and day for the fifth session. 

The D.W. Correll Museum is located at 19934 E. Pine St. in Catoosa. For more information, contact Hanna at runfreepottery@hotmail.com or contact her on Facebook.