20698
Utah
Hands-On Hopi Pottery at Capitol Reef National Park
Come witness the ancient rock art and inspiring landscapes of Capitol Reef National Park and learn the values of the Hopi people as you create traditional pottery.
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Program No. 20698RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,989
7 days
6 nights
18 meals
6B 6L 6D
2
Capitol Reef National Park Visit
Capitol Reef National Park
3
Pottery Project
Capitol Reef National Park
5
Designing Pottery
Capitol Reef National Park
7
Program Concludes
Salt Lake City, UT
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At a Glance

• Explore Fremont Indian State Park near Big Rock Candy Mountain and discover incredible rock art of Native peoples who inhabited the area until 1200. • With an expert in Hopi pottery-making, experience the spiritual element of crafting pottery from natural materials solely from the earth. • Learn the importance of maize in the Hopi culture as sustenance, a ceremonial object, prayer offering, and symbol as you eat traditional Hopi corn dishes.
Activity Level
Easy
Walking one-half mile on uneven ground, standing 30 minutes; climbing a few stairs. Elevations of 4,500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Fremont Indian State Park and discover rock art of Native peoples who inhabited the area until 1200 and have lunch at Big Rock Candy Mountain.
  • With an expert in Hopi pottery making, experience the spiritual element of crafting pottery from natural materials provided solely by the earth.
  • Delve into the unique features of Capitol Reef National Park and its 275-million-year-old geologic history.
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Alice Dashee
Alice Dashee, a renowned Hopi Potter, was born in Polacca, Arizona and is a member of the Eagle Clan. Pottery is a traditional art that has passed through her family and Clan Members for centuries, with skills being passed down through the generations. Her work has won awards at art shows and been featured in both private and public collections around the world from France to New Zealand. She was commissioned to make a special pot for the chief of Zimbabwe, Africa.
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Alice Dashee
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Gary E. Nielsen
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