Mudpeoples: A Portrait of Clay Artist Marva Jolly

A film by Shuli Eshel,
30 minutes, 1994.

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MUDPEOPLES is the inspiring story of clay artist Marva Lee Pitchford Jolly who grew up in Crenshaw, Mississippi. She is founder of the Mudpeoples Studio and Sapphire and Crystals, the first all African-American women artists collective in Chicago. Jolly is professor of art at Chicago State University, and one of the most respected clay artists in America.

Mudpeoples was telecast on PBS following its premiere at the Arts Institute of Chicago, where education director Ronne Hartfield arrangedits inclusion with the Jacob Lawrence exhibition.

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Mudpeoples: A portrait of Clay Artist Marva Jolly.

USA, 1994. 30:00 minutes
Color, English
Directed & Produced by Shuli Eshel

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