pottery

Treasures from the Basement: The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo

Treasures from the Basement: The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo

This third entry is the first in the series to focus on pottery in the modern era, beginning around the mid-to-late 19th century. This may seem to be quite a chronological leap forward, considering the pottery we have discussed thus far came from around the time of Spanish contact or just after, but there is a very simple reason for this: the mission system.

Treasures from the Basement: Pottery of the Greater Ancient Southwest

Treasures from the Basement: Pottery of the Greater Ancient Southwest

As the first installment of this series focused exclusively on the most famous variety of ancient pottery from the Southwest, I think it is only fair that I round out the picture with a sampling of the other important contemporary styles to be found in our collection. While certainly not comprehensive, the following pieces provide an excellent sampling of the pottery traditions of the ancient Southwest.