Hopi & Pueblo Tiles - an Illustrated History [Autographed]
Kim Messier and Pat Messier
Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson
First edition, softcover. Autographed by both authors. 88 pages, illustrated in color.
From the Back Cover
From Curios to a Lasting Art Form
They look deceptively simple. But clay tiles or plaques are actually one of the most difficult forms of pottery to make by hand. A few gifted Hopi artisans and potters from other Pueblo villages mastered this exacting craft in the late nineteenth century, often selling their work through the Fred Harvey Company, and their unique painted tiles have charmed Southwestern tourists and collectors ever since. Today more and more Native American potters of the Four Corners area are taking up this special, very collectible form.
Foreword by Barton Wright
Preface: A Journey Along the Clay Road
The Shape of Things to Come: An Introduction
Traders, Ethnologists, and the Fred Harvey Company
Nampeyo: Artist as Tile Maker
The Evolution of an Art Form
Sadie Adams: The Mark of Excellence
The Legacy Becomes Tradition