Sheila Bigmeat

Sheila Ann Bigmeat started doing pottery at age 20 to bring more income to help raise her son Dwayne.  She works with clay and the tools she use are all handmade and passed down through generations.  Sheila’s Grandmother Charlotte Bigmeat and mother  taught her, and she is the sixth generation potter in her family. She now has passed her knowledge to her family for the legacy to continue about the Cherokee culture and traditions.   

Her work has won numerous awards and is owned in private collections around the world.  

Cherokee knife maker Blue Welch

“Each piece of pottery has a story and medicine that goes along with it.”