Date(s) - 08/10/2018
12:00 am - 7:30 pm
Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery
Pueblo Pottery Eccentrics and Curios, 1890’s-1960’s
Opening: August 10, 2018 with reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
This August 2018 show of early tourist potteries is not my first show of this type. In fact, I have an ongoing love of these often modest and fascinating and often eccentric forms and they can most always be found in my gallery. Pueblo pottery curios have been around ever since the new passenger trains introduced pueblo pottery to potential collectors in the 1880’s. Potters quickly discovered that these early tourists were more likely to buy small easily transportable ceramics in these days before bubble wrap and Fedex. So innovative potters began to create cups, creamers, pitchers, pottery pipes, salt and pepper shakers, candle holders, ashtrays, human and animal figures, small pottery baskets with handles, tiny versions of large dough bowls, tiny bread ovens (horno’s), as well as small bowls and jars, tiny pueblo houses, etc. Some were functional, others decidedly not so. Santa Clara and San Ildefonso made black or red versions; Acoma, Laguna, Santo Domingo, Cochiti, Zia, Zuni and Tesuque created painted versions. In time, these early experimental forms created the seeds for the fine art small potteries created by some of the great potters today. We are also indebted to the children of the early collectors who decided to keep and protect some of souvenir pottery collected by their parents and grandparents , leaving a few of these to enjoy today. So enjoy and try not to smile at these whimsical and traditionally made forms.