From the Back Cover
This special pottery combines the traditions of Pueblo and Navajo artists from Arizona and New Mexico with daring new interpretations by the modern generation. In 280 beautiful color photos, styles inherently connected with old beliefs and Southwest clay are shown to have a fresh appearance in the hands of contemporary potters.
The book has 3 easy-to-use sections: Part 1 presents Vessels (bowls, plates, ollas, pitchers, and vases) arranged alphabetically by potters in Acoma, Hopi, Jemez, Navajo, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Ana, Zia and Zuni families. Part 2 presents Figures (Storytellers and charming animal figures) arranged alphabetically by artists. Part 3 presents the Directory of Artists (kachina carvers, jewelry makers, sculptors and potters), in comprehensive alphabetical format which combines biographies with the makers' personal beliefs to help the reader interpret their work. The Directory also cross-references the pottery shown in the book. This reference section alone makes the work indispensable for all who are concerned with contemporary Indian arts.