There are full-page photographs of such beauty, color and detail that you will want to reach out to touch the varied surfaces, to follow the lovely forms and trace the intriguing designs of these masterpieces of the Indian pottery makers of the Americsn Southwest, artists of mother earth for almost two thousand years. You will learn of clays and colors and the traditional methods of hand-forming, finishing and firing. You will see the exciting creations of contemporary craftsmen and you will discover pottery treasures designed by the women of prehistoric villages and centuries-old pueblos, treasures which fired the imagination of Maria of San Ildefonso and Nampeyo of Hano whose creative artistry continue to inspire the potters of today.
POTTERY TREASURES: The Splendor of Southwest Indian Art
Text by Spencer Gill. Photos by Jerry Jacka.
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center, Portland
Hardback with slipcover, first edition, 96 pages
Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Jerry Jacka