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Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa), polychrome jar
Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa), polychrome jar

Nampeyo found inspiration from the old to create a pottery style that was entirely new and highly sought after.

Julian Martinez, <em>Buffalo Dancers</em>
Julian Martinez, Buffalo Dancers

Martinez’s distinctive style developed from studying Southwestern pottery and Modernist abstraction.

Puebloan: Maria Martinez, Black-on-black ceramic vessel
Puebloan: Maria Martinez, Black-on-black ceramic vessel

Faced with mass production, Maria Martinez continued hand-making pottery as art rather than utilitarian vessels.

Selected Contributors | Native American art: Southwest