Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies

Item No: 3472

$ 65.00

  • This exhaustive volume covers the period from circa 1800 to the present and includes the pottery of Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Pecos, Laguna, Sandia, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Tigua/Isleta del Sur, Zia and Zuni Pueblos. This is a guide to Pueblo pottery designed specifically for the collector and consists primarily of artist biographies paired with photographic examples of the potters' works. The artist biographies provide birth dates (when known), information about family lineage, awards won by the potters and titles of other publications in which the artists' works have appeared. From Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s American Indian Arts Series, this book is an essential resource for Native American pottery collectors.

    • Author: Gregory Schaaf
    • Hardcover: 344 pages
    • Publisher: Ciac Pr; 1st edition (January 1, 2002)
    • ISBN-10: 0966694856
    • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Dr. Gregory Schaaf is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures in Santa Fe. He earned his doctorate in American Indian History and a degree in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his distinguished teaching career, he became an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Native American Studies Programs. As a recognized scholar, he addressed the United Nations and testified before the United States Senate on Indian Affairs. He is the author of the American Indian Art Series; Wampum Belts & Peace Trees; Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison: On Religion & the State; The U.S. Constitution and the Great Law of Peace.
  • The most celebrated and recognized art form of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, Pueblo pottery is known around the world for its remarkable beauty and craftsmanship. It has been made in much the same way for over a thousand years, with every step of creation completed by hand. Pueblo potters do not use a wheel but construct pots using the traditional horizontal coil method or freely forming the shape. After the pot is formed, the artist polishes the piece with a natural polishing stone, such as a river stone, then paints it with a vegetal, mineral or commercial slip. Finally, the pot is fired in an outdoor fire or kiln using manure or wood as fuel. Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Jemez and Acoma Pueblos and the Hopi have distinctive pottery styles that are prized by collectors, but there are accomplished potters working in all Pueblos. Today, Pueblo pottery is an exciting and dynamic form, with many artists pairing traditional techniques with innovative and stylized designs. Those potters who continue to create pots using traditional methods possess an extraordinary level of skill, and their pots are highly valuable works of fine art that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
  • At Shumakolowa we are proud to sell rare and hard-to-find books that celebrate Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of books has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
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