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Artist Spotlight: Robert Kasero

Artist Spotlight: Robert Kasero

  So many of the artists we work and come into contact with every day are exceptionally talented creators and painters. Fewer, however, are able to create the wonderfully intricate work that this month’s Artist Spotlight, Laguna potter Robert Kasero, does.... Read more
Horse Hair Pottery

Horse Hair Pottery

  Legend holds that horsehair pottery was discovered by a pueblo potter whose long hair blew against a piece of pottery she was removing from a hot kiln, stuck, and carbonized. The result was so interesting that she duplicated it with hair from a horse’s... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Anita “Pauline” Romero

Artist Spotlight: Anita “Pauline” Romero

  While we here at Palms treasure each relationship we have with the artists we work with daily, there are some artists, having worked with them over decades, and whom we see often, we feel special bonds with.  Our August Artist Spotlight potter, Anita... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Lucario

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Lucario

  As a Native American Art business, we are fortunate to come across talented artists every day.  It’s rare, however, to work with an artist as talented and impressive as Acoma potter Rebecca Lucario.     Rebecca, born on April 18, 1951 to Edward... Read more
Pueblo Pottery: Real, Faux, or Damaged? Six Tips from Expert Guy Berger

How to Buy Quality Pueblo Pottery

  **Taken from Palms Trading Company Owner Guy Berger’s book, Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery and Directory of Artists, Second Edition** Almost every day as we buy Pueblo pottery here at Palms Trading Company, I get asked the question, “How do you... Read more
Pueblo Pottery: Real, Faux, or Damaged? Six Tips from Expert Guy Berger

Native American Pottery of Today

  When we say “Native American Pottery,” we usually mean pieces made by Pueblo Native American peoples and by the Navajo.  Although other tribes practice the art, that of these specific groups are best known.  While one tribe often adapts certain... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Ida Sahmie

Artist Spotlight: Ida Sahmie

Hopi potter Ida Sahmie, born Navajo and married into Hopi, strikes a lovely balance between the two tribes in her pieces, incorporating her Navajo heritage in her Hopi pottery by way of traditional Navajo designs. Ida, born in the the Navajo nation, became a member of... Read more
The Pueblo Storyteller

The Pueblo Storyteller

  Time-honored Pueblo pottery traditions of working with clay and telling stories have merged into a modern art form: “Storyteller” pottery dolls. The art of making clay effigies is as ancient as the Anasazi peoples, who inhabited the deserts of New Mexico many... Read more
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