Mike Jones

Iroquois Pottery, Sculpture, Visual Arts

Artist Bio

I was born in Lawton, Oklahoma at the Indian Hospital in 1973 and we moved to the Cattaraugus Reservation when I was 4 years old. I began to learn how to hand build Iroquois pottery from my father and started selling my first pieces around the age of 12.

The pottery is slab-built, sometimes burnished, hand-carved and pit-fired using combinations of wood, grass, sawdust and leaves. I sometimes incorporate Iroquois beadwork designs into my pieces. My clay sculpture is influenced by a variety of Native sculptors that include Tom Huff, Stan Hill, Peter Jones and Allan Houser. I am currently experimenting with carving wood and stone.

I am primarily self taught in regards to my drawings and paintings and am influenced by a diverse set of painters and illustrators Native and Non-native alike such as: TC Cannon, Dan Namingha, Earl Biss, MC Escher, Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock and Salvatore Dali.

Permanent Collections

Heard Museum – Phoenix, Arizona
Iroquois Indian Museum – Howes Cave, New York
Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center – Salamanca, New York
Southern Plains Indian Museum – Anadarko, Oklahoma
Indian Arts and Crafts Board – Washington DC

Art Available

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