The timeless tradition of Cherokee pottery has been passed down from elders to their children and grandchildren. Cherokee Pottery honors the techniques and artform that has been passed down through generations, telling the stories of not only the handcrafted pottery but the skilled individuals who create them. Part of the “Hands of our Elders” series, Anna Fariello weaves an intricate story with grace and ease.
Anna Fariello is an author, curator, scholar with many outstanding awards. She was also an Associate Professor at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. She has written many books with a traditional craft and history focus, shedding light on Appalachian heritage arts and crafts including her “Hands of our Elders” series that focuses on Cherokee basketry, carving and pottery.