7 Families in Pueblo Pottery
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque
Softcover, first edition, 1974. 112 pages, illustrated with photographs of artists and their works.
7 Families in Pueblo Pottery traces the developments in style and technique in pottery making from generation to generation among seven Pueblo families. The pieces selected for exhibit represent a nearly complete chronological sequence of the potter’s art within each family. The text of the catalog traces the history of each family as far back in time as the oldest living member can recall, and provides statements made by each artist about his or her individual family work.
The collection of pottery on exhibit took two years to assemble. Potters in the exhibit and featured in this catalog are the Chino family of Acoma, the Lewis family of Acoma, the Nampeyo family of Hopi, the Gutierrez family of Santa Clara, the Tafoya family of Santa Clara, the Gonzalez family of San Ildefonso, and the Martinez family of San Ildefonso.