More about Pueblo Pottery
& Native American Culture
by E. J. Guarino
Reprinted with permission of Native
Peoples Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007 issue
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just wanted to tell you that I was very impressed with your
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artisans, the pueblos, etc. Not only was it very nicely done,
it was also correct. Usually when I come upon web sites that
deal with anything Zuni or with the other pueblos, the information
they give is wrong or offensive to me as a Zuni/Native American.
And I make it a point to email them and let them know. Great
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Zuni High School Library Media Center
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An introduction to the history and brilliant future of micaceous
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Heritage - public viewing of more than 500 superb pieces
from the John and Marva Warnock Collection
Tech: A Site Dedicated to Native American Technology (Eastern
Woodlands Region) with Great List of Links to Native American
Resources, maintained by Tara Prindle, U of Connecticut.
Museum - Celebrating Maine's Native American Heritage
Association for Indian Arts -
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), sponsor
of the Santa Fe Indian Market, is a nonprofit arts organization
dedicated to promoting Native American art and cultural
Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA)
is a not-for-profit organization established in 1974 to support
the ethical promotion and protection of authentic Native
American art and culture.
Museum Hill, Santa Fe, New
of Spanish Colonial Art
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is the newest museum
on the Santa Fe scene and features objects from throughout
the Spanish Colonial world, housed in a historical building
designed by John Gaw Meem.
of Indian Arts & Culture
At the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, encounter Native
cultures and artifacts of the Southwest from ancestral to
contemporary, in exhibits drawing from more than 70,000 works
of art and material culture.
of International Folk Art
To experience the color and excitement of the world's cultures,
go to the Museum of International Folk Art and see an unparalleled
collection that includes toys, textiles, household goods
and religious art.
Museum of the American Indian
New Mexico's oldest private non-profit museum, the Wheelwright
Museum of the American Indian, emphasizes important Native
American art in an eight-sided building inspired by a traditional
Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni
by Allen Hayes & John Blom
Recommended - This book is fun to read and covers
a great deal of information from the ancient to the contemporary.
Perfect for pueblo pottery neophytes. Excellent book for conveying
historical knowledge and demonstrating the fun part of collecting
as well. The book was published several years ago and there are
many excellent potters that are not referred to in the text.
Hayes and Blom are actual collectors but they can't be expected
to represent all the good pueblo potters in their single book.
A great place to start.
With The Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery by
This book really captures the spirit in which pueblo pottery is created
with many profiles, quotes and photographs. Hayes & Bloom help
people to get excited about collecting but Stephen Trimble helps
people 'get' what is at the heart of appreciating why this pottery
has become so important to so many people. This book, along with
Hayes & Blom,
are the two book we recommend that everyone should read when
they begin their relationship with pueblo pottery.
Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artists Biographies by
Gregory Schaaf. Ph.D.
book for serious collectors or dealers with biographies, photographs
of pottery (black and white) and photographs of potters but not for
those looking to learn more about the spirit of Native
American pottery. It's a very good reference book that we use for
most of our biographies.
Tewa Pottery: 500 Artists Biographies by Gregory Schaaf. Ph.D.
comprehensive source for Hopi-Tewa potters and pottery. Part of the
American Indian Arts Series. Greg and Angie Schaaf are very serious
scholars of Southwest Native American arts with books on pueblo pottery,
jewelry, textiles and baskets with more to come. They do outstanding
and Navajo Contemporary Pottery and Directory of Artists by
Beautiful color photographs
along with personal experiences and honest insights into the pueblo
culture make this a very fine book for learning about the pottery
and the people who create it.
Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies, C. 1800-Present, with
Value/Price Guide, Featuring over 20 Years of Auction Records by
Gregory Schaaf. Ph.D.
good reference book for serious collectors and dealers - a major
resource for about Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Tesuque,
Nambe and Pojoaque pueblo potters.
Excellent and comprehensive
biographies of two founding master potters
and matriarchs of today's pueblo pottery tradition.
Legacy of a Master Potter: Nampeyo and Her Descendants
by Mary Ellen and Lawrence
Blair, Treasure Chest Books, Tucson, Arizona
Living Tradition of Maria Martinez
by Susan Peterson,
published by Kodansha International
Tokyo, New York & San Francisco - Distributed by Harper &
Families in Pueblo Pottery by
Rick Dillingham, (Foreword by J. J. Brody)
published book with wonderful photographs, insightful quotes from
the artists, family genealogical charts and maps of the pueblos.
Considered a standard book for collectors.
Pottery Families by
A good beginning
book that travels well if you are on vacation in the Southwest. Tells
you the basics of who's who and what's what. Includes portraits,
color photographs of pottery, and family trees. Again, copyright
is 1997 so don't expect those family trees to tell it all. There
are many excellent potters not found in this book.
Clara Pottery Today, Vol. 29 by
step information and images showing how Santa Clara pottery is produced
from digging the clay, shaping (techniques), incising (the tools),
firing (heat, fuel) and more. Includes great appendixes on the evolution
of Santa Clara pottery, design analysis and a list of active potters
plus a glossary of terms and a very good bibliography. Everything
you could want to know about Santa Clara pottery today.
and Other Figurative Pottery by Douglas Congdon-Martin
pottery appeared in the Southwest as early as 300 B.C. and as early
as 400 A.D. among the Anasazi who are the predecessors of today's
Pueblo Indians. The creator of the Storyteller form is Helen Cordero
of the Cochiti Pueblo who created the first Storyteller in 1964 Today
Storytellers are made by Cochiti and by people from all the surrounding
pueblos as well as other peoples such as the Navajo, Blackfoot and
Hispanics. The book is pages of color photographs depicting work
from all the different creators plus how the process is done. Very
definitive and well priced.
That Glitters: The Emergence of Native American Micaceous
Art Pottery in Northern New Mexico by
excellent book by Duane Anderson with a fore ward by Lonnie Vigil.
The book to learn more about the origins of micaceous pottery and
its evolution into a pottery genre that is gaining in popularity
very quickly. Published by the School
of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
articles about Native American events, art, crafts, music and overall
culture by some of the best writers in the Southwest. This publication
is better than ever with expanded coverage
on the arts and events among the indigenous peoples of the Western
hemisphere! Subscribe now to Native Peoples magazine and you'll receive
6 beautiful issues during the coming year. It's a great deal for
American Indian Art Magazine
For more than 30 years, American Indian Art
Magazine has been the premier magazine devoted exclusively to the great
variety of American Indian art. This beautifully illustrated quarterly
features articles by leading experts, the latest information on current
auction results, publications, legal issues, museum and gallery exhibitions
BY AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN
The Legacy of Generations: the Avant-Garde
Susan Peterson, 1998
essay that is part of an Internet Course and Interdisciplinary
Resource titled Women
Artists of the American Southwest: Past & Present,
featuring the vital contributions that women have made to the
art and history of the American West. Co-developed by Susan
Ressler, Purdue University (concept developer, editor), Jerrold
Maddox, Penn State University (web developer), and hosted on
the Purdue University web site Highly recommended.
introduction to the history and brilliant future of micaceous pottery
The ClayHound Trail"
by Tim Liguori
The ClayHound Trail" is written by Tim Liguori who, with
his wife Monique, has followed the path of the traditional collector
of Native American pottery for over 20 years and amassed a collection
of work from all 20 pueblos, 10 desert (non-pueblo) locations
and 9 Eastern locations.
and Monique are launching their own website that presents their
collection and much more. It is a wonderful resource for anyone
who would be a spectrum buyer (sampling the spectrum of Native
American culture) rather than just collecting because a pot has
a known name written on it or the potential for investment returns.
Their new site is the result of years of experience and this is
Pottery: Enduring Styles of the Southwest
pottery of the Southwest is among the purest of all North American
Indian art forms. That is to say, its design and execution have
gone virtually unchanged for generations. value. Of course, innovations,
technical advances and minor deviations in style and design have
always produced vessels outside the norm of the day, but for the
Indian Arts and Crafts:
A Study on Handcrafts and the Industry
presented by Andy P. Abeita, president - Council for Indigenous
Arts and Culture, NM
Guide to Native American Studies Programs
in the United States and
by Robert M. Nelson, Editor
of the photographs on this site are attributed to Edward
S. Curtis who, in 1896, began a life-long project of recording
images and creating a text to document the Native Americans
of North America. The project was completed in1930 after
great personal hardship. He made over 40,000 negatives
using 14x17 and 11x14 inch view cameras and later a 6x8
inch reflex camera. Most of these images were recorded
on glass plate negatives. The final published work consisted
of 20 volumes of text accompanied by a portfolio volume
Curtis felt a great urgency to his work
which he described in Volume I of The
North American Indian: "The passing of every old
man or woman means the passing of some tradition, some knowledge
of sacred rites possessed by no other; consequently the information
that is to be gathered, for the benefit of future generations,
respecting the mode of life of one of the great races of mankind,
must be collected at once or the opportunity will be lost for
all time. It is that need that has inspired the present task."
Edward S. Curtis, 1907
presentation of Edward S. Curtis photography
of Congress: Life of Edward S. Curtis
S. Curtis: Dialogue -
The work of Edward Curtis has stirred heated
and off Indian reservations since its rediscovery in the 1970s.
Curtis has been accused of posing his subjects, fabricating
traditional Indian life from his own imagination, and perpetuating
the myth of the vanishing race. This site focuses on the complexity
of the controversies surrounding Curtis and his work.
North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis - Features
the photographs and text from the 20 volumes.
Petition to revoke the 20 Medals of Honor
awarded to soldiers for
the massacre of 328 Native American men, women & children at Wounded
Knee, December 29, 1890.
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Domingo Micaceous Wedding
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