Revisiting An Old Friend, Part 1

Revisiting An Old Friend, Part 1

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time. I’m beginning a series of blogs on favorite pieces of pottery that have been in the gallery over the years. Most have sold, but some haven’t. Some are old; some very old, and some are contemporary. Many have a special memory or story connected to them, […]

Dough, Chile & Stew: Pueblo Bowls 1880-present

Dough, Chile & Stew: Pueblo Bowls 1880-present

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE BOWLS IN THE SHOW Pueblo potters have been creating pottery for home use on New Mexico’s pueblos for perhaps 1000 years. The forms of these potteries have varied with the needs and customs of the times. There have been jars (for seeds, water, storage), cups, ladles, figures; and tourist […]

Dominique Toya

Dominique Toya

Dominique Toya A Pottery Demonstration by Dominique Toya Master potter Dominique Toya of Jemez Pueblo says: I am a traditional potter with contemporary designs and techniques. By traditional I mean we gather our own clay and temper and we clean them and mix them and fire outdoors with cedar wood. Such a humble statement from […]

Jordan Roller

Jordan Roller

Click here to view the work. I have happily had a long association with the Tafoya family, beginning with featuring the pottery of Margaret Tafoya (Jordan’s great-grandmother) and Seferina Tafoya (great great grandmother) in my gallery. Later Jordan’s grandmother, multiple award winning potter Toni Roller, often helped me identify old unsigned family pottery. And Jordan’s […]

The Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls of Randy Brokeshoulder & Makwesa Chimerica

The Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls of Randy Brokeshoulder & Makwesa Chimerica

Click Here to View Some Key Pieces  You can navigate through with the next and previous links at the bottom of each page and return to the List View at any time by clicking the “Traditional Hopi…” category in the right sidebar. Between 2003-5, I sold new traditional Hopi Indian katsina dolls in my first Canyon […]

WhistleStop

WhistleStop

Click Here to View the Pieces in the Show You can navigate through with the next and previous links at the bottom of each page and return to the List View at any time by clicking the “WhistleStop” category in the right sidebar. If you’ve followed my pueblo pottery career at all, you know that […]

Attributed

Attributed

Click Here to View the Pieces in the Show You can navigate through with the next and previous links at the bottom of each page and return to the List View at any time by clicking the “Attributed” category in the right sidebar. Videos for many pieces will be posted shortly or you can view […]

Used: A Celebration of Pueblo Home Use 1870s-1890s

Used: A Celebration of Pueblo Home Use 1870s-1890s

Introduction (Summer 2013) All of the pottery in Used exhibit evidence of ethnographic wear (pueblo home use). Rather than the unblemished, pristine pieces they once were, and that are conventionally regarded as beautiful, their beauty arises from use–the surface and paint have darkened from cooking and touching; jars and bowls show weak spots that have […]

From Aunt Mary… Tewa Then & Now

From Aunt Mary… Tewa Then & Now

Click Here to View the Pieces in the Show You can navigate through with the next and previous links at the bottom of each page and return to the List View at any time by clicking the “From Aunt Mary” category in the right sidebar. December 7, 2012 – February 28, 2013 | INTRODUCTION Early […]

Superb San Ildefonso Polychrome Olla, c. 1900

Striking and beautiful with a large and unusual sun-like motif predominating in the mid-body and kiva steps in the neck.  Yet, despite this major design element, the jar has a spacious, open feel that adds to its great appeal. This could be an early masterpiece by master potter Dolorita Montoya as the sun motif has […]