Kori Guy is a Native American painter, and potter.
Kori is a mixed-blood Navajo of the To' aheed Lii'nii Clan (Where the Waters Flow Together Clan). Kori feels it is impossible to do her art work without drawing from her deep love from those traditions and her love for our Mother,
Mother Earth. "I believe the beauty of the Earth, and our natural surroundings and the animals,
birds, fish and other beings can be very healing.
It is my desire to help connect us all through that beauty, to be our best selves.
Ahe’ He’ (Thank you!) For visiting my page!
Of all of Kori’s artwork, the pottery came first. Kori has been a pottery since the fall of 1967, when she was still in high school. One of her classmate/friends had a dad who taught it at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. Probably she always played in the mud. But as soon as Mr. Wight set her to the potters wheel, the world went away, and there was just Kori and her clay. In college, three years later, it became her major, and she was allowed to be the student assistant for Mel Clark - Kauila Mel Clark ’68, and later he was to be the head Roshi at the Chozenji Daihonzan International Zen Temple in Hawaii. Mel and Kori developed the glazes that Kori uses today. Mel also encouraged her to follow her traditional ways, as no other at that point in her life could. Thanks Mel!
Kori uses the clay that is similar to her homeland Dinetah', Canyon DeChelly. All pottery is without lead in any of the glazes, and is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe (unless it has a stone or crystal in it). Kori tells the stories of her traditional ways through her pottery, and also does utilitarian pottery, such as dish sets, and is willing to do commissioned work if you wish to have a piece about a certain animal or event that she might not right now have on stock.
Since moving to their new ranch, Kori has not started up with her pottery yet. She had a need to help her husband Bob, make sure that the ranch was all set up safely for their cherished horses (8 of them) and a 455 acre ranch takes a LOT of time doing fences for that. SOOO...Hopefully by Summer of 2018 production of pottery will begin again.
Native American Artist, MFA