The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Filters: Acoma Pueblo
Mildred Antonio
Barbara and Joseph Cerno
Marie Z Chino
Marie Z Chino
Marie Z Chino
Marie Z Chino
Grace Chino
Rose Chino Garcia
Rose Chino Garcia
Eva Hisita
Emma Lewis
Lucy Lewis
Emma Lewis
Lucy Lewis
Anita Garcia Lowden
Rebecca Lucario
Selina Sanchez
Stella Shutiva
Lavine Torivio
Dorothy Torivio
Vallo
Fine-Line Jar (#67)

Since the 1970s Pueblo pottery has been an essential source of income for many Pueblo people. Fortunately, the market for pottery could support a diversity of potters and abilities. But we should not simply judge pottery on what we think is "good" quality. For a Pueblo person, one of the most important activities one can pursue is making pottery because the maker carries on millennia-old traditions; pottery making requires the handling and making of "life" from two fertile and sacred substances, water and earth.


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