Marcy Burns American Indian Arts features Historic Pueblo and Hopi pottery. Historic pottery generally dates from 1870-1920s, although  earlier pots occasionally surface. The railroads were completed in the West in the 1880s;  thus, most pots were collected and sent home during that period or later.

Pots were rarely signed by artists until contemporary times, although there are exceptions that were the result of pressure from the marketplace (an example of this is the work of Maria Martinez, which she began signing in the 1920s).

The Hopi and Pueblo continued the Anasazi tradition of pottery-making, using local clays and minerals, polishing the pot with a smooth stone or piece of gourd, painting the design with a yucca brush, and firing the pot outdoors over an open fire made of dried dung and straw cakes.

Each Historic pot can usually be identified as to pueblo, age, etc. by the materials used, the techniques used in polishing and the details of the design. Occasionally a maker can be attributed, based on study of documented jars.

We carry a large inventory of pottery. Feel free to contact us if you would like to know the availability of specific types of pots.