Richard Zane Smith

Richard Zane Smith is an enrolled member of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. He grew up in Missouri and attended the Kansas City Art Institute to study ceramics. Over the years since, he has worked diligently to spread the knowledge required to make traditional pottery and to keep his language and culture alive among today's young Wyandot.

Corrugated surface on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with corrugated surface
8 1/2 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Corrugated Navajo carpet design on a large seed pot
Large seed pot decorated with a corrugated Navajo carpet design
16 3/4 in H by 19 3/4 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Wyandot Potters