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November 15, 2016 AT 12:30 am

Al Qöyawayma, Native American Potter, Sculptor, and Mechanical Engineer #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

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Al Qöyawayma is an artist and mechanical engineer. Via Indian Country Today Media Network

Talk about a Renaissance man. Al Qoyawayma is a ceramic artist, potter, and bronze sculptor. He’s also a thinker of great thoughts, a Fulbright Scholar, a co-founder of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, a featured artist at the Smithsonian’s permanent Archives of American Art as well as a physicist, astronomer, anthropologist, engineer, and educator.

Constantly setting new goals and quickly achieving them, this septuagenerian Hopi dynamo hasn’t decided yet what he wants to be when he grows up. What he is now is an exceptionally good potter and sculptor who notes, “I am privileged to be present during the creative process, watching as unseen hands and the gift of the Creator’s energy flows into my work.”

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