Joel Queen

Joel Queen is a ninth-generation potter of the Bigmeat family in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. His pottery is made the traditional way: hand-coiled, hand-polished, ground-fired. Joel was also in the forefront of the movement to bring back Cherokee stamped pottery, a style that dates back thousands of years.

Fire clouds on the stamped design surface of a North Carolina Cherokee storage jar
Storage jar with fire clouds on a stamped design surface
12 in H by 11 in Dia
Cherokee star pattern carved into a burnished black disk
Burnished black disk carved with Cherokee star pattern
2 3/4 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Handprint and outlines carved into a burnished black jar
Burnished black jar carved with handprint design
8 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design and fire clouds on a brown jar Brown jar with a geometric design and fire clouds
11 1/4 in H by 10 3/4 in Dia

Cherokee Potters

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Joel Queen