This is a show that I believe is really about love. It features smaller examples of pottery that most probably predominated in pueblo homes, including child sized water jars, chili bowls, and serving bowls. These are pottery items that served food and water at family meals. I decided to call this show simply “small”; old pueblo pottery small in stature, but large in warmth, beauty and, yes, love. These ceramics can serve, if we wish, as reminders of the end product of pueblo parents’ efforts to sustain their family. Grains that were painstakingly grown or traded for may have been stored in larger jars; breads arising from a mother’s hands and efforts would have been made and then stored in large dough bowls. Finally, with love, these forms were placed before family members during meals or to family and friends during Feast Days.

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