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Native American Craft Tradition in a Contemporary World


Marcus Amerman
Rick Bartow
Harvey A. Begay
Doug Coffin
Richard Danay
Tony Jojola
Clara Neptune Keezer
James Little
Rosemary "Apple Blossom" Lonewolf
Truman Lowe

David Neel
Verma Nequatewa
The Ortiz Family
Norbert Peshlakai
Wendy Ponca
Al Q÷yawayma
Diego Romero
Preston Singletary
Richard Zane Smith
Roxanne Swentzell
C. S. Tarpley
Tim Tiger
Margaret Wood
Nathan Youngblood

Spaced Out
Incised native clays
Courtesy of Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Sante Fe, NM

Potter Rosemary Apple Blossom Lonewolf (Santa Clara Pueblo) is a fourth generation of the Tafoya-Lonewolf family. The traditional Pueblo Indian methods and techniques she employs date back over 2000 years to the ancient Anasazi culture. Her techniques were learned through the time-honored methods of hands-on experiential learning, not in a formal college or university setting.

Her native clay is hand-mined and mixed, pots formed using pinch or coil methods, not on a wheel, hand-worked, burnished and fired using an outdoor flame. Initially she produced pots within the tradition she had been taught, but has evolved to include very contemporary iconography which reflects her personal life experiences: pregnancy, feelings about her mixed heritage (Pueblo Indian/Scotch/Irish), reflections on the Columbus Quincentenary and even space exploration.


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