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Annotated Native American Contemporary And Historic Pottery Bibliography


 

Allen, Laura Graves. Contemporary Hopi Pottery. Flagstaff, AZ: Museum of Northern Arizona, 1984.

Illustrates and dates pottery made by specific Hopi potters.

 

Anderson, Duane. All That Glitters The Emergence of Native American Micaceous Art Pottery in Northern New Mexico. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press, 1999.

Anderson's investigation of a heretofore underappreciated pottery type is welcome.

Babcock, Barbara A., Guy and Doris Monthan. The Pueblo Storyteller. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1986.

A fine look at the origins and current production of pottery storytellers.

Bahti, Mark. Pueblo Stories & Storytellers. Tucson, Arizona: Treasure Chest Books, 1996.

Mark Bahti is a dealer who has been acquainted with many of these potters for years.

Batkin, Jonathan. Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico 1700-1940. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1987.

Chapman, Kenneth M. The Pottery of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1970.

This book isolates design characteristics as opposed to focusing on the vessel forms.

Clark, Garth. Free Spirit The New Native American Potter. Holland: Stedelijk Museum, 2006.

An extremely vanguard stance on the work of five contemporary Native American potters.

Dillingham, Rick. Acoma & Laguna Pottery. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press, 1992.

Profusely illustrated, this book is an important source of information involving Acoma and Laguna pottery.

Dillingham, Rick. Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.

An expansion of Seven Families of Pueblo Pottery book.

Dittert, Alfred E. Jr. and Fred Plog. Generations in Clay Pueblo Pottery of the American Southwest. Flagstaff, Arizona, 1980.

Dr. Dittert's spin on Native American pottery was unquestioned.

Ellen, Mary and Laurence Blair. Margaret Tafoya A Tewa Pottery's Heritage and Legacy. West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1986.

Fernald, Mary. Dirt for Making Things An Apprenticeship in Maricopa Pottery. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, 1995.

Not only the sole book on Maricopa pottery and its primary potters, but a wonderful source of insight into some of these women's lives.

Frank, Larry and Francis H. Harlow. Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians 1600-1880. Boston, Massachusetts: New York Graphic Society, 1974.

Dr. Harlow, an acknowledged expert, produced this staple of Historic pottery.

Furst, Jill Leslie. Mojave Pottery, Mojave People The Dillingham Collection of Mojave Ceramics. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press, 2001.

Harlow, Francis H. and Dwight P. Lanmon. The Pottery of Zia Pottery. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press, 2003.

This book accompanied an exquisite exhibit of Zia pottery.

Harlow, Francis. Duane Anderson, Dwight P. Lanmon. The Pottery of Santa Ana Pueblo. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005.

This impressive book accompanied a welcome exhibition of pottery that is rarely available for viewing en masse offering designs referenced with drawings and photos, excellent dating emphasis as well.

Hartman, Russell P. and Jan Musial.  Navajo Pottery Traditions & Innovations.  Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Publishing, 1987.

Hayes, Allan and John Blom. Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, 1996.

Until you learn each pueblo's pottery style, you must have this book to guide you.

King, Charles and Richard Spivey.  The Life and Art of Tony Da.  Tucson, Arizona:  Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2011.

Scrumptous photography often taken by Charles.  Spivey's input was due to his representation of Mr. Da for decades, contributing to the inciteful explanation for the development of Mr. Da's pottery and paintings.

King, Charles. Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 2008.

Charles King has been the dealer with a lifetime of direct personal experience with the potters he represents, who is loved by collectors and potters alike.

Kramer, Barbara. Nampeyo and Her Pottery. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Historic photographs gives shape to this mysterious potter who often did not sign her work.

Lange, Patricia Fogelman. Pueblo Pottery Figurines The Expression of Cultural Perceptions in Clay. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

Figurative pottery's development amongst pueblo potters are investigated.

Lanmon, Dwight P. and Francis H. Harlow.  The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo.  Santa Fe, New Mexico:  Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008.
 
The massive bible book for Zuni pottery
 

Lanmon, Dwight P., Francis H. Harlow.  The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo.  Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museumof New Mexico Press, 2013.

Lanmon, Dwight P., Francis H. Harlow.  The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo.  Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008.

Both Lanmon/ Harlow books are imperative reference books for pottery from these two pueblos.

Peaster, Lillian. Pueblo Pottery Families. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997.

Covers Acoma, Cochiti, Hopi, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Laguna, Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, Zuni pueblos.

Peterson, Susan.  Lucy M. Lewis American Indian Potter. Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International, 1984.

A beautiful book honoring this talented woman's contributionand chronicling her lifestyle as a woman at Acoma during the twentieth century as well as a potter.

Peterson, Susan.  Pottery by American Indian Women  The Legacy of Generations.  New York:  Abbeville Press, 1998.

An abundantly illustrated book covering three categories of potters starting with  The Matriarchs (Nampeyo of Hano and more), followed by The Matrilineal Line(Fannie Nampeyo and more) ending with The Avant-Garde (Alice Cling and more).  If this book doesn't entice new collectors, I don't know what book will.

Peterson, Susan. The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1977.

This volume features many photographs of the artist producing her pottery.

Schaaf, Gregory.  Hopi-Tewa Pottery 500 Artist Biographies.  Santa Fe, NM:  CIAC Press, 1998.

Schaaf, Gregory.  Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, New Mexico: CIAC Press, 2000.

Schaaf, Gregory. Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, New Mexico: CIAC Press, 2002.

Potters from Acoma, Cochiti, Jemez, Isleta, Laguna, Sandia, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Tigua at Ysleta Del Sur, Zia, Zuni.

Spivey, Richard L. The Legacy of Maria Poveka Martinez. Santa Fe, New Mexico Press, 2003.

This book guides most everyone regarding Maria's different signatures and the dating of her pottery.

Trimble, Stephen. Talking with the Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press, 1987.

An early investigation with the pueblo pottery makers with a strong dose of humanity.

Verzuh, Valerie K. ed. A River Apart The Pottery of Cochiti & Santo Domingo
Pueblos. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of New Mexico Press, 2008.

The most comprehensive tome chronicling Cochiti & Santo Domingo pottery
with a bounty of fabulous photos.

When Rain Gods Reigned: From Curios to Art at Tesuque Pueblo. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2002.

Tesuque rain gods elevated and their development delineated.

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