Bedtime Bucakoos: “The Pot That Juan Built”

Posted on January 11, 2021 by Seth "from Marketing" Spillman in

Join us Monday evenings as we spark imaginations by hosting virtual bedtime stories with “Bedtime Buckaroos,” presented by Paycom.

Storytime plays a vital role in introducing children to the magic of books. Each week we’ll feature a new engaging Western story read by local authors, community leaders, traditional storytellers and Museum staff.

“Juan Quezada is the premier potter in Mexico. With local materials and the primitive methods of the Casas Grandes people — including using human hair to make brushes and cow manure to feed the flames that fire his pots — Juan creates stunning pots in the traditional style. Each is a work of art unlike any other. The text is written in the form of “The House That Jack Built” and accompanied by a comprehensive afterword with photos and information about Juan’s technique as well as a history of Mata Ortiz, the northern Mexican village where Juan began and continues to work. This celebratory story tells how Juan’s pioneering work has transformed Mata Ortiz from an impoverished village into a prosperous community of world-renowned artists.”

About the Reader

John Lodge is the Coordinator of School and Family Programs at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of programming for young audiences including the monthly themed Kids Take Over the Cowboy series and School Break Activities. Having grown up in Houston, TX he has followed his passion for education across the country from Texas to California to Maryland and now here in Oklahoma.

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