Native American PotteryLyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery is a physical Santa Fe gallery located on Canyon Road, just a few blocks from Santa Fe’s historic plaza; as well as a website designed to meet the needs and collecting interests of all of our customers.  We specialize in historic pueblo pottery offering a variety of pottery forms from the pueblos of New Mexico including: dough bowls and storage jars; ollas and mid-sized forms; small bowls and jars; pueblo pottery teacups and other forms (including vases, pitchers, candle stick holders, etc.); and storytellers and other figures.  All were created in New Mexico’s pueblos including: Acoma, Laguna, Isleta, Cochiti, Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo, Tesuque, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso.  All of our pottery has been traditionally formed using local clays, slips, coil and scrape pot construction and traditional outdoor pit firing in almost every piece.

Our goal is to offer items of exceptional interest, quality, and value.   In other words, I acquire items for my business as I buy for my own collection; if I don’t love it, how can I expect my customers to.   So I look for classic forms such as ollas or dough bowls or storytellers, but exceptional examples, sometimes with unique and unusual colors, size or designs.  By quality, I mean the physical condition of the work.  Are there scratches, cracks or restoration?  If a wonderful and exceptional piece of pottery has a crack that has been repaired I may still buy it and offer it, but I will always disclose what I know or suspect about condition and price accordingly.

I have been collecting and dealing pueblo pottery for about 20 years.  I have proudly served on the board of the wonderful Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe and I’ve been a pottery judge for Santa Fe’s summer Indian Market.   What I hope to share with my customers is a deep love of pueblo pottery; we are so fortunate that this American art form has flourished for so long and is alive and well today for the enjoyment of all.

I love historic pueblo pottery especially pieces with use and warm patina, but I have a rather expansive view of what is historic and wonderful.  For example, turn of the century tourist items have not always been fully appreciated as great art.  However, exceptionally crafted examples can form the basis of a fascinating collection and usually at reasonable prices for even the very best pieces.  Similarly, the storyteller figures from Cochiti (and other pueblos) are at a time of historic change (see my write-up on the storyteller tab above).  So the best examples of figures produced by pueblo artists in the 1970’s and earlier are becoming part of history before our very eyes.

We are starting slowly with a small group of pots online.  However, we will add more regularly and quickly so watch for  New Additions and check back regularly.  If you would like me to notify you of the New Additions, just send me your e-mail address.

Thank you for visiting my website and Santa Fe gallery.  Please enjoy your stay and e-mail or call me with any questions or just to say hello.

Lyn

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