Collection Spotlight: Catawba Pottery

Collection Spotlight: Catawba Pottery

Catawba Indian pottery is coil built, pit fired earthenware produced by members of the Catawba Nation, a group of Native Americans on the Catawba Indian Reservation in York County, S.C. It is the oldest continuously practiced traditional art form found east of the Mississippi River and has helped preserve the cultural identity of the Catawba Indians.

Scroll on to see a selection of Catawba pottery in the collection of the South Carolina State Museum, then use the online collection database to search for more pieces.

Explore More Catawba Pottery

The museum collection features a variety of Catawba pottery from large effigy jars to small animal miniatures and even pipes. Use the museum's online collection database to find more.

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