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Chris Youngblood

Chris Youngblood
Chris Youngblood 2017

Chris Youngblood, (b 1989)

Chris Youngblood is a great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya and a son of Nancy Youngblood.  His mother, Nancy, taught him to make pottery. He has won the "Best of Class - Youth Award" at Santa Fe Indian Market and the prestigious “Best of Pottery” in 2014.  He was featured in the 2010 Native People's Magazine as one of the "Generation Next Emerging Potters" and recently featured in Native Art Magazine in 2016 as one of the “Three Potters Under 30” to watch.  His "Best of Pottery" jar was featured in the book, "Spoken Through Clay".

Chris says that he focuses on each piece, taking the time to work on the shape and stone polish the surface to a high shine, often polishing a piece several times to get it right. Chris comes to the clay focused on expanding the technical and artistic boundaries of his illustrious family.  His manipulation of the clay surface through his technically inspired imagery expands the art in new directions.

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