Category Archives: Pottery

Native American Pottery – Facts, Traditions & History

Native American Pottery – Facts, Traditions & History

Ancient Native American Pottery Native American pottery is a tradition based on functional necessity and identity. The first pieces of pottery made by the Native Americans can be dated back to about 4000 B.C. While many tend to associate Native American culture with what we now know as the American Southwest, that’s not where the… Continue Reading

Horsehair Art: Native American Animal Figurines

Horsehair Art: Native American Animal Figurines

When it comes to renewing the relics of the past, Native American art seems to be at the top of the list. There’s such a uniqueness to this sector of art and to the Native Americans’ ability to utilize out-of-the-box thinking to create some timeless masterpieces brings enlightenment to today’s artists. While there were many different types… Continue Reading

Horsehair Pottery and Animals

Horsehair Pottery and Animals

A Native American art form developed hundreds of years ago, horsehair pottery is used to make detailed animal figures as well as classic bowls and pots. Created to honor a favorite horse or to celebrate the birth of a foal, the animal’s coarse hair creates dark, clear lines in the sculptures. A long-haired maiden was… Continue Reading

The Wedding Vase Tradition

With wedding season upon us, look to the Native American wedding vase ceremony for inspiration for your upcoming nuptials or for a beautiful and thoughtful wedding gift. The Native American wedding vase tradition has been followed by tribes in the southwest for hundreds of years. Traditionally made by the groom’s parents, the wedding vase is… Continue Reading

Native American Ceramics

Native American Ceramics

    Pottery has been a functional art form for the Native American people for over 7,500 years. It’s a cultural tradition that has carried over into the present day and continues to evolve. In the past, ceramics would be used to create essential items such as pots, pipes, masks, toys, sculptures, musical instruments, and… Continue Reading