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The Zuni Indians of western New Mexico have been making beautiful pottery for over a century In this intimate and personal book fourteen contemporary Zuni potters tell us in their own words about the traditions and techniques of their craft how they collect and handle clay, how they fire and decorate pots, and how they learn, develop, teach, and adapt their art Some of these potters have learned in the traditional way from their mothers, but many have also taken advantage of modern mobility and education to learn at school and by visiting museum collections of pueblo pottery Their work and their lives combine tradition and innovation.Pottery is a traditional female art among the pueblos, but five of the potters included in this book are men One potter uses an electric kiln at home but travels to workshops in the midwest with sheep manure so that she can demonstrate traditional firing techniques All of them are as generous in sharing their stories in this book as they are in working cooperatively to develop their craft....

Title : Dialogues with Zuni Potters
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ISBN : 0964140136
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Zuni A shiwi Publishing Revised ed edition December 31, 1995
Number of Pages : 102 pages
File Size : 986 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Dialogues with Zuni Potters Reviews

  • Gabriel Paloma
    2019-11-22 04:05

    This is a must have Zuni Pottery book! I own this hard cover book and it really says a lot about the current Zuni potters. Buy this for your collection and see the amazing quality photos of the masters in action. Good job! Milford & Elisa