About the artist
Robin McBride Scott is an artist based in New Castle, Indiana, who specializes in traditional southeastern pottery and basketry. She has practiced her art for 16 years, and has worked with Arts for Learning from 7 years. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University with a double minor in Native American Studies and Metalsmithing. She received the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Visiting Artist Fellowship in 2008. Robin makes a point of offering students a cultural presentation prior to having them experience a hands-on project creating an effigy pot or a small woven mat. “Giving kids an opportunity to learn about different cultures and their traditional art allows them to experience more the many similarities between the student’s culture and the one they are studying more deeply,” she says. “When you learn more about a culture and its art you come away with a better understanding of people all over the world.” To learn more about Robin, visit her website.