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.
Allan Hayes, John Blom (Photographer)
An excellent resource book organized to explain the techniques and development of Southwestern pottery from its prehistoric beginnings. It tells who the early people were, what happened to them, who their decendents were and what they made. This book also shows pieces from the post-1880 era and names several hundred potters and pictures their work in beautiful colored photos.
Pottery by American Indian Women
This book is an outstanding publication focusing on the American Indian women who have maintained and expanded the art of pottery in the twentieth century. Included are such famous potters as Nampeyo, Lucy M. Lewis and Maria Martinez. The colored photos and informal interviews with many of the artists are both outstanding and informative.
Pueblo Pottery Families
This is an easy and informative book presenting the work and the family trees of many of the current Pueblo potters from: Acoma; Laguna; Hopi; Isleta; Jemez; Cochiti; Nambe; Picuris; San Ildefonso; San Juan; Santa Clara and Santo Domingo.
Southwestern Indian Pottery
Explore the 2,000-year-old pottery traditions of 29 Southwestern
American Indian tribes. Meet these diverse people who truly listen to the clay, creating
art which reflects both the strength of tribal culture and the individual's creative
self-expression. Bruce Hucko focuses on the relationship among community, art, landscape,
and people in all of his
Talking with the Clay
Stephen Trimble conveys the beauty and fine craftsmanship of
Pueblo Indian pottery and shows how pottery making is closely connected to the Pueblos'
beliefs, their ties to the land, their role in the modern economic world, and their
feelings of identity. With over 75 photographs, Talking with the Clay illustrates
all the major pottery types, from the glittering micaceous of Taos and Picuris to the red
and gold polychromes of Hopi.
Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology,
This book carefully covers the family trees of seven famous families from the Acoma, Hopi, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso Pueblos. It interviews many of the potters and pictures some of their finer pieces.
The Living Traditions of Maria Martinez
The author has had a nearly thirty-year association with Maria and her family. This book is a major compilation of information on Maria's life and her work. It also contains photographic representstions of her life and works and those of her family of potters.
The Trading Post Guidebook
Patrick Eddington & Susan Makov
This is an outstanding and comprehensive book that puts the reader in touch with traders/trading posts, galleries, auctions and many talented artists throughout the Navajo, Hopi, Ute, Paiute and Apache reservations, the Rio Grande Pueblos, and major border towns and ccities. Included are addresses, telephone numbers, brief descriptions and directions to help the interested traveler enjoy finding hidden treasures in the Four Corners Region.
Acoma & Laguna Pottery
In this lavishly illustrated book, Rick Dillingham traces the
development of pottery making at the Acoma and Laguna pueblos. From the ancient traditions
of pottery making at Acoma's "Sky City" to the more recent revival of fine
ceramic work at Laguna, the book explores the role and meaning of pottery and potters in
Jerry & Lois Jacka
This book is Jerry and Lois Jacka's latest effort presenting modern day Navajo pottery, jewelry, sculpture, rugs, paintings, sandpaintings, and baskets that are strinkingly individual, yet firmly grounded in tradition. With more than 200 color photographs, a historical introduction by Barton Wright, and a sensitive, engaging text, Enduring Traditions lets 194 of the best Navajo artists working today speak clearly through their words and work.