Artist - Richard Zane Smith

Richard Zane Smith

Richard Zane Smith
Wyandot

Born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in St. Louis Missouri, Richard Zane Smith has a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, where he studied ceramics. As a young man, he taught at a Navajo mission school, where he was exposed to native clay and Ancient Puebloan pot sherds. These remnants, and their coiled construction, as well as his Wyandot heritage, are what continue to inspire his work to this day.
"I have a dream to help restore to our people the pottery traditions of our ancestors as has happened among the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.”


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