Thank you for visiting our website. Below we have listed, for your convenience, a series of reference books that have proven most informative to anyone interested in Native American Arts and Crafts.

Art of the Hopi
Contemporary Journeys on Ancient Pathways

Jerry & Lois Jacka

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This book is the fifth collaboration of award-winning author-photographer team Jerry and Lois Jacka. In this book, the Jackas share their first-hand knowledge and experiences
spanning forty years of friendship with the Hopi community. This thoroughly researched
and beautifully illustrated book reflects the rare degree of respect, trust, and access given
to the authors, who have been welcomed into Hopi homes and ceremonies. Over 160
striking photographs, vivid descriptions and numerous true stories recount the history,
culture, practices, and spirituality of the Hopis while demonstrating how this tribe of some
10,000 generates such a remarkable abundance of artistry. Art of the Hopi is the most comprehensive book available today about Hopi art.

Hopi-Tewi Pottery
500 Artist Biographies

Gregory Schaaf


The Center for Indigenous Arts and Cultures is proud to present the Hopi-Tewa potters' book, the first volume in their new series, "American Indian Art Series." This book is designed to introduce people to the artists and to their fine art of pottery.  Featuring 450 illustrations and artists portraits, historic village scenes, authentic signatures and hallmarks, pottery making and hundreds of pots, the volume profiles over 500 artists over the past two centuries. The center of the book is filled with 500 biographies which are arranged alphabetically for easy reference.

Pueblo Indian Pottery
750 Artist Biographies

Gregory Schaaf



The Center for Indigenous Arts and Cultures has just issued its second volume, Pueblo Indaian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies, profiles six Rio Grande Tewa Pueblos located in northern New Mexico: Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Tesuque, Nambe, and Pojoaque.

Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery

Rick Dillingham

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This book covers the family trees of fourteen famous families from Hopi-Tewa through Pueblo families.  The author has interviewed many of the potters and showcases some of their finer creations in beautiful color photos.

Prehistoric Hopi Pottery Designs

Jesse Walter Fewkes

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This book covers in depth the history of the Sikyatki Ruins and its influence on Hopi potter.  It also illustrates and discusses many designs found on Prehistoric Hopi pottery.

Hopi Pottery Symbols

Alex Patterson

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This book is organized so the reader can easily use it as a pottery language primer or to help one quickly learn about a pot seen in a museum, gallery or printed source.

The Legacy of a Master Potter Nampeyo and Her Descendants

Mary Ellen Blair, Laurence R. Blair

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The Hopi-Tewa woman called Nampeyo is recognized today as one of the most important artists of the American Southwest. Through her hands, the craft of Hopi pottery blossomed into the revival of an art form almost lost. By the opening of the twentieth century, Nampeyo's pots were being carried far beyond the Southwest to the showcases of New
York and Europe. Mary Ellen and Laurence Blair's years of research have resulted in a landmark study of Nampeyo's life and work and how she handed down her skill and devotion to her daughters and grandchildren and inspired others to follow her lead. It is extensively illustrated with hundreds of color and black-&-white photos, maps, and drawings. Also included are notes, genealogy charts, references, and index.


Nampeyo and Her Pottery

Barbara Kramer

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Based on an extensive search of first-person accounts, photographic evidence and interviews with family members, this book affords the reader with a reliable and comprehensive  biography of this famous Hopi potter.

Art of Clay: Timeless Pottery of the Southwest

Lee Cohen

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The works of 20 Native American Potters are featured in this stunning but reasonably priced coffee-table book. Museum quality pots and figures from the late 19th and 20th centuries are dramatically photographed in full color and accompanied by essays on each artist by Southwestern historians and art experts. "Art of Clay is well balanced between photographs and text, capturing the spirit of both the artist and their work."(The Bloomsbury Review) Works by potters like Maria, Dora, Russell Sanchez, Jody Folwell, Margaret Tafoya, AL Q, etc are featured.

Southwest Indian Art at the School of America Research

Duane Anderson

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Graced with more than 150 stunning full-color photographs, Legacy commemorates the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of SAR by highlighting ninety objects from its world-renowned collections of Indian art. The more than 11,000 objects from 48 Native American tribes; pottery, paintings, textiles, jewelry, baskets, kachinas, leather work, and beadwork serve as resource and inspiration for contemporary Native American artists, researchers, and the general public.

Beyond Tradition
Contemporary Indian Art and Its Evolution

Jerry & Lois Jacka

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This is an excellent sourcebook for those wanting to learn more about quality Native art. The information provided will help you learn about the various associations that work with Native artists as well as wonderful insights into many of the artists themselves. "Anything by Lois and Jerry Jacka" is the recommendation given in the conclusion of The Native American Indian Artist Directory (a book that gives you actual contact information, i.e. phone numbers, mailing addresses, etc.) for good reason. The quality of their work has been recognized for many years. If you attend the major Native art events in the Southwest you're likely to see them there, keeping current on the latest in Native arts. One more terrific publication from the Lois & Jerry Jacka team! --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title.



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