Wukoki Ruin, Flagstaff,
Southwest Potters and Other Native American Artists
Welcome to Southwestpotters.com
The photos you are about to see were taken during many trips made by my wife and me to the
Pueblo country of northern Arizona and New Mexico. The pottery, jewelry, Katchinas, and other
art were either gifts, or were purchased as part of our personal collection. We hope you enjoy
them as much as we do. If you wish to have additional information about any of the artists, use
the Contact link and I will be happy to respond.
I have been an anthropologist for more than 40 years, and have spent much of that time
learning about Native American cultures of North America. I have been struck by the profound
simplicity and elegance of their art, and by the exceptional talent they have.
During my career, I have been privileged to meet many of the artists whose work you will see as
you browse through this Web site. They represent some of the finest artists in this hemisphere,
and they have devoted a substantial part of their lives to the preservation and development of the
pottery and other artwork of their cultures.
Each of these artisans has a fascinating and very personal story. I believe that we are fortunate
as a nation to have their craftmanship. The considerable effort they have made to revitalize this
original art helps to tie the past together with the present and gives us a perspective from which
to better understand and appreciate Native American culture.
I do not claim that the photo-essays presented here are exhaustive, or even extensive. They are
primarily representative of Hopi and Navaho arts and crafts, along with some discussion about
the origins of their revived art. If you are interested in any additional information about these
artists and their work, please email me and I will help you make contact with the artist.