Saturday, May 26, 2012

Steve Ellmore Indian Art

Last Saturday, Sandy and I traveled, as we frequently do, into Santa Fe for a meal and an update overview of the retail Native American art market.    The highlight of our day was a visit to Steve Elmore's gallery located a short walk from the plaza.   His shop is replete with vintage Native American art treasures.   I thought the most interesting display was a Hopi canteen collection.  Our visit gave us valuable insight into pottery pricing with respect to the date of creation and condition, but more importantly a museum quality look at numerous authentic distant pieces that still serve as pattern heritage basics for many of today's contemporary Pueblo potters. Our pleasurable visit was augmented by amiable conversation with Steve Elmore. 
I highly recommend the shop for Santa Fe visitors, but for those who do not have the opportunity to visit first hand, an online excursion through the shop website is enlightening and definitely worthwhile.