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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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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26-Piece Nativity Set from Isleta Pueblo

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:59 AM

26-Piece Nativity Set from Isleta Pueblo

We carry a lot of nice Nativity sets from different Pueblo Artists, both old and new. Occasionally, we receive one that is unique.

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Great to see old friend Bonnie Fragua

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:23 PM

Great to see old friend Bonnie Fragua

Old friends are special, especially when you haven’t seen them for a while. I had not heard from Bonnie Fragua for a couple of years, which I guess is true of a lot of our Native acquaintances.

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The Man Who Saved Nambé Pottery

Monday, June 21, 2021 9:19 AM

The Man Who Saved Nambé Pottery

The Nambé people made traditional pottery until the middle of the 20th century when it came close to dying out. Lonnie Vigil did not start out to revive the pottery arts of his village, in fact, he did his best to get away from the traditional life of the Pueblos.

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Cochiti Potter with a Sense of Humor

Friday, May 28, 2021 1:24 PM

Cochiti Potter with a Sense of Humor

Some people have a sense of humor, some don’t. I’ve always found that it was a lot more fun hanging around with someone that did. A person I’d like to spend time with is Cochiti Pueblo potter Martha Arquero. Almost all her work captures the funny bone of the human spirit.

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Dean Haungooah: Traditional Pueblo Pottery Patterns with a Contemporary Look

The Bear is important to the Tewa people. When the Tewa left Chaco Canyon on their trek to the Rio Grande, they were out of water. They found the tracks of a bear and followed them to a stream that comes into the area where Santa Clara now stands. They could hear the water before they saw it, and they named the stream, translated into English, "Singing Water.”

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Zia Pottery Tiles

Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:36 AM

Zia Pottery Tiles

Elizabeth Medina was born in Jemez in 1956 and later married Marcellus Medina and moved to his pueblo of Zia.  We just received a new collection of these pieces.

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Hopi Elder Lawrence Namoki

Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:45 PM

Hopi Elder Lawrence Namoki

In 2011, near the end of the Mayan Calendar, I ran into Lawrence Namoki while pumping gas into my car in Tuba City where the road intersects to take visitors south to the Hopi Mesa.

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The Other Potter of San Ildefonso

Friday, November 6, 2020 7:32 PM

The Other Potter of San Ildefonso

Blue Corn knew and learned much from Maria Martinez and her family. In fact, Maria’s sister gave Blue Corn her name during her San Ildefonso “naming ceremony”.

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The Acoma Seed Jar from the Oldest Community in America

People have lived in the Pueblo of Acoma for over 2000 years. Set on a mesa of sandstone, it is referred to as “Sky City” and is the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America. It is situated 60 miles west of Albuquerque just south of I-40.

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