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Photos - San Ildefonso Pueblo- Women Artists Exhibition- Matthews Gallery

Beginnings

 

From polychrome to blackware! We're kicking off a blog series on women artists of New Mexico by exploring the innovative techniques of Pueblo potters. Here's an excerpt:

From 1875-1925, the polychrome or multicolored pottery produced at San Ildefonso reached a distinguished peak in the creative history of Pueblo pottery in the Southwest. Indeed, the residents of this small Pueblo village on the Rio Grande, northwest of Santa Fe, are direct descendants of the prehistoric Pueblo peoples of Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon, whose tradition of potting spans a thousand years of human history...

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