Laura Solomon was born in Conehalta, Mississippi on Sept.
1943. She has raised eight children into the world. About
25 years ago (around 1977) she started learning the methods of
traditional pottery from another Choctaw gentleman, Grady John.
Through the years she remained active; but over the last couple years,
her output of pottery has increased significantly. Her main
outlet for her pieces is the
Museum in Memphis, TN. We found her through the museum.
She digs her clay from the banks of the Mississippi and
told us that she digs a different type of clay also along the
Mississippi to provide the temper. The clay is cleaned and
prepared. After hand coiling the pieces and finishing by
traditional methods, Laura digs her own pit in her backyard to fire