Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham, et al.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque
First edition, 1974. This is the fourteenth paperbound printing, 1988
Dolores Lewis Garcia and Emma Lewis Mitchell both autographed this copy.
“This book, originally published as the catalog for a 1974 exhibition of Pueblo pottery at the University of New Mexico’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, traces the development in style and technique in the pottery produced by seven Pueblo families. Represented are the Chino and Lewis families (Acoma), the Nampeyos (Hopi), the Gutierrez and Tafoya families (Santa Clara), and the Gonzales and Martinez families (San Ildefonso).
“The photographs, in color and black-and-white, represent a nearly complete chronological sequence of the potter’s art within each family. Examples of contemporary pottery show the diversity of current Pueblo ceramics within the fundamental traditions of the craft. The text traces the history of each family as far back in time as the oldest living member can recall. Statements by each potter about the work of his or her family enable the reader to see the development of the craft through the eyes of the artists themselves. Key technical and historical terms are defined in a short glossary.”