Shirley M. Brauker

  • Little River Band of Ottawa
  • Pottery
  • Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography
  • Diverse Arts

I have spent years developing a Woodland style carved and cut-out technique on my pottery. My diversified square boxes feature stained glass or drawings tucked inside clear glass forms. I use my creations to tell stories of my Native Heritage. Many pieces come with little hand bound books to insure the stories live on. I also hand draw images on 100 year old ledger pages to highlight the Great Lakes Tribes, since I am a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians located there. I have taught Native Art and culture to students from elementary school age to senior citizens and at three colleges. I received an Honorary PhD from Central Michigan University after giving the Commencement Address to over 5,000 students. I have been featured in national publications and have participated in all of the major Indian Art Markets for over 28 years.

Sample of Work

"Wings And Water"

"Wings And Water"

13" tall x 6.5" wide

Pottery

"Missing And Murdered"

"Missing And Murdered"

12" x 6"

Pottery

"Sturgeon Jar"

"Sturgeon Jar"

11" x 7"

Pottery

"Gift Of The Water Bearer"

"Gift Of The Water Bearer"

16" x 20"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

"Hummingbird Gathers Medicine"

"Hummingbird Gathers Medicine"

20" x 32"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

"Grizzly and Owls"

"Grizzly and Owls"

20" x 32"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

"Horse Village"

"Horse Village"

9.5" x 6.5"

Diverse Arts

"Bobcat Box"

"Bobcat Box"

13" x 8"

Diverse Arts

"Jingle Dress Dancer"

"Jingle Dress Dancer"

11" x 7.5"

Diverse Arts