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The Pottery of Santa Ana Pueblo

Francis H. Harlow
Duane Anderson
Dwight P. Lanmon

The small village of Santa Ana Pueblo in north-central New Mexico has for centuries made distinctive pottery for domestic and ritual use. In this book, the authors relate new ideas about the evolution of pottery styles made at Santa Ana and compare these styles with those found elsewhere in the Pueblo ceramic tradition. In particular, this richly visual study describes the chronological sequence of forms and designs based on evidence not heretofore available. The book analyzes the sequence from the earliest date, circa 1760, when positive evidence of Santa Ana origin can be identified, through the end of pottery making for local use about 1925 through various revivals to the present time. The pottery of Santa Ana Pueblo exemplifies the fine artistic achievement that has brought Pueblo ceramics worldwide acclaim.


Francis H. Harlow’s life’s work is the study of Pueblo ceramics. A foremost authority on Pueblo pottery, he is the coauthor of numerous books including Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600–1880 and The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez. He was a physicist in the Theoretical Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and is an accomplished artist, with paintings included in many international and national collections.

Duane Anderson is an archaeologist and the former director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dwight P. Lanmon has written or collaborated on more than a half-dozen landmark publications about Southwest Native American pottery including The Pottery of Zia Pueblo and The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo. He has served as the director of the Winterthur Museum and the director and curator of European glass at the Corning Museum of Glass.


"This book is the definitive, exhaustive history of Santa Ana pottery, surveying the pueblo's pottery traditions, comparing styles with other pueblos, and recounting efforts to keep pottery traditions alive despite obstacles and revival periods."


New Mexico Magazine

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

9 x 11 in. 248 pages 364 color photographs