This undated color brochure is titled “Amanda Swimmer/ Cherokee Indian Potter.” It was probably created to accompany an exhibition of Swimmer’s work at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual in Cherokee in the 1980s. A self-taught potter of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (1921-2018), the youngest of 12 children. She was raised in the Straight Fork section of Big Cove, a remote section of the Qualla Boundary. For many years, she worked at Oconaluftee Indian Village where she was originally hired to demonstrate finger weaving. She quickly switched to pottery, learning from fellow demonstrators. Swimmer uses traditional techniques and tools, never a potter’s wheel. She presses designs onto the surface of the clay with wooden paddles or incises linear designs using sharp stick. The subtle coloration on her pots comes from burning them with different types of wood.