pottery survived into the 20th century with only a few practitioners.
Grady John, who learned the craft from his cousin L.D. John, created
duck, crawfish, and opossum effigy pots as well as bowls and jars
using all the traditional ways. Both, Mr. John and his uncle worked at
the Chucalissa archeological museum in Memphis, TN for many years.
Sadly, Grady passed away in 2002.
One of his
students in the late 70's was Mrs. Laura Solomon - a Choctaw woman also
living in Memphis.
She made the above pieces for us upon request. Along with
Grady's surviving wife, Laura is also one of the very few active
Choctaw potters. We hope that their art continues.