Beauty From The Earth

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The major essay by renowned art historian J. J. Brody traces the development of southwestern pottery from the prehistoric Anasazi through modern Pueblo. A section on pottery technology examines the different types of clays and details the pottery-makings process. Rebecca Allen has contributed an essay on the history of the Museum's southwestern collection, providing insights into the personalities of the collectors and the ways their personal tastes affected the contents of their collections. The catalogue includes a compendium of the 104 objects in the exhibition, each accompanied by a photograph.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Guide to Anc Pueb Pottery Mesa Verde Region


The Layman's Guide to Ancestral Puebloan Pottery - Nothern San Juan/Mesa Verde Region is intended to serve as an aid in identifying the remnants of ancient pottery which can be found in the canyons, mesas, and flats of the Mesa Verde region.  The book also includes a short primer on the subject of prehistoric pottery classification.  With over 190 full color photographs and illustrations, this handy little guide is a must have for anyone fascinated by ancestral puebloan pottery.

Life and Art of Tony Da

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Tony Da was a grandson of the famous San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez. During a brief career of around 15 years, he changed the world of Pueblo pottery. He was one of the first male potters, the first to incise designs into the clay, to add stones to the surface and to create a whole new variety of designs based on pre-historic Mimbres pottery. Tony was also one of the first Native American celebrities. A showman, Tony was famous for his outrageous clothes and exuberant lifestyle. This book is a tribute to Tony’s remarkable life.

Author Charles King has been involved in Native Arts since his youth in Colorado. His interest in Pueblo pottery led to the opening of his gallery in 1996. Since then he has been a pottery judge at prestigious events such as Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Indian Market and Gallup Ceremonials. He is committed to preserving and enhancing Native arts and has served on the Board of Directors of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA) and the Southwest Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), which is the group which puts on Santa Fe Indian Market. He has been published extensively and continues to research and write on Pueblo pottery. 

Specially priced at $34.99 (regularly $40.00), or just $27.99 for Mesa Verde Association members.

King, Charles
Rio Nuevo

Messages from High Desert


Nearly 1,000 years ago, when the Mesa Verdeans mysteriously abandoned the high Colorado Plateau desert of the American southwest, they took with them their ceramic production knowledge while leaving behind a legacy of enchanting pottery. Now, like no other book in the world, Messages From the High Desert details authentic production techniques of that pottery based on 18 years of dedicated research and production by Clint Swink.

Lavishly illustrated with 605 Black-and-white photos and 50 line drawings, Messages guides the reader through the processes necessary to authentically replicate not only painted ware, but corrugated pottery as well. The clear illustrations and easy to follow text, make this book a valuable potter’s resource while the wealth of research data creates a unique archaeological reference. All will find the firing chapter to be the most thorough presentation on prehistoric firing anywhere.

Redtail Press

Pottery Lg Bowl Kokopelli Sheep


Mesa Verde Black-on-White Large Bowl with Leaping Sheep & Kokopelli - 1100 AD- 1300 AD

Kokopelli, the flute player, is the most well known petroglyph in the Southwest & occasionally depicted on pottery. Kokopelli is thought to influence germination and production of large families.

9.25" x 4" deep.  Food safe.  Hand washing recommended.

Pottery Mini Mug Square Handle

Designs by Anna
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