Rutherford Pot

Cherokee artist lives on a ranch near Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she has been making traditional pottery since 2005. Rutherford digs her own clay, uses the traditional coil method to build the pot, and then fires it in a wood fire under a full moon. Her pottery has garnered recognition both in Oklahoma and nationally. Rutherford is also a skilled artisan of traditional Cherokee beadwork. Her piece in the Oklahoma Judicial Center collection was donated by Justice Yvonne Kauger.