Sunday, October 28, 2012

Zuni Pueblo Pottery

Contemporary Lizard Applique Zuni Pot by Deldrick & Lorenda Cellicion
The Zuni pueblo is the largest of the 19 pueblos surviving pueblos of New Mexico, it is also the most remote and isolated.   Zuni pottery production which dates back for centuries faded to near extinction by the 1950's as it was replaced by a robust cottage industry of jewelry inlay and fetish carving which today are the predominate products created by tribal members.   The resurgence of the pottery tradition among the Zuni was ushered in as a result of pottery classes introduced at the Zuni High School in the 1960s.