Joseph Lonewolf Miniature Pot

Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:35 PM

Joseph Lonewolf Miniature Pot

We recently received a beautiful and unique pot by Joseph Lonewolf. This man created the beautiful miniature Santa Clara pottery decorated by etching bold patterns in the pottery surface and then lightly carving designs (sgraffito) to accent them.

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A Message Through Clay

Monday, April 4, 2022 9:26 AM

A Message Through Clay

The Fragua name is synonymous with pottery at the Jemez Pueblo. Although Helen Cordero first created the traditional storyteller dolls at Cochiti Pueblo, it wasn’t long before the potters at Jemez began to create similar figurines.

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We Are Talking Small!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 11:28 AM

We Are Talking Small!

There are not many artists who weave miniature Navajo rugs, but the ones that do are real artists. We were recently given about 70 of these weavings from a collection that has been put together over the last 30 years. I think you might be surprised by how unique they are.

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The Second Phase Revival

Monday, March 21, 2022 8:10 PM

The Second Phase Revival

The term, “Navajo Chief Blanket” is a little misleading for a couple of reasons. First, the Navajos really did not have chiefs.

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Spring is Coming and So Are the Hummingbirds!

Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:46 PM

Spring is Coming and So Are the Hummingbirds!

Most Native American cultures believe that the hummingbird is a positive force in the world. Some think they’re healers or carriers of spiritual messages; some believe they are a totem of strength and determination.

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What Makes a Storm?

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:01 PM

What Makes a Storm?

Since I first began working with Navajo weavers, I have been intrigued by how many ways the same basic pattern can be interpreted. In today’s world, it is easy to see how that happens. 

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A Long Friendship with George Walbye

Saturday, March 5, 2022 12:40 PM

A Long Friendship with George Walbye

One of the best friends I have made in the art business is George Walbye, a sculptor from Loveland, Colorado.

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The Bald Eagle and the American Flag

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:59 AM

The Bald Eagle and the American Flag

When the United States was becoming a country, there was a vigorous debate about the choice of the American Bird. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin were tasked with designing the country’s emblem. They were not successful, and it was not until 1782 that the design of the Bald Eagle was adopted.

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Pueblo Pottery Canteens

Sunday, February 20, 2022 2:29 PM

Pueblo Pottery Canteens

How Did Pueblo Farmers Carry Water?

Imagine that you are a pre-historic, or even an early historic, Pueblo farmer. The home you live in is often far from the fields that you tend.

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Pins?

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:50 AM

Pins?

Both of my grandmothers were pin wearers.  Most of the adult women I grew up around wore these decorative pieces of jewelry on their blouses, on the lapels of their jackets, or, as my dad’s mother and aunt did, on her hats. They were both a little eccentric and a lot of fun!

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Four Pieces of Jewelry: Different Times and Techniques

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 1:58 PM

Four Pieces of Jewelry: Different Times and Techniques

We recently received three outstanding pieces of Indian jewelry and one made by a legendary white guy who has earned the respect of Native artists.

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Simple, Classic, and Beautiful

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:10 AM

Simple, Classic, and Beautiful

I first started to research Sally Wagner Lippincott several years ago. She was the legendary owner of the Wide Ruins Trading Post. Her sense of what made a beautiful weaving was striking. She was not impressed with many of the intricate and detailed designs that were winning ribbons at various fairs.

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