Authors Carol and Allen Hayes provide a concise introduction to the pottery of the U.S. Southwest, detailing the pueblos and pieces that make this pottery collectible and timeless.
Carol and Allen Hayes are authors, collectors, and dealers of Native American pottery, and owners of Summerhouse Antiques (www.summerhouseindianart.com), which specializes in Native American ceramics. Carol opened Summerhouse Antiques in 1980, and Allan has studied Southwestern pottery for more than thirty years. They are co-authors of Collections of Southwestern Pottery: Candlesticks to Canteens, Frogs to Figurines; Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni; and The Desert Southwest: Four Thousand Years of Life and Art. They are members of the Antique Tribal Arts Dealers Association.
"In 'Pottery of the Southwest, ' Carol and Allan Hayes de-mystify what can be a somewhat mystical art form. This level-headed, no-nonsense book follows each Southwestern geographical area/culture from prehistory through the historic pueblo era to the modern era. In a few words, and with a profusion of illustrated examples, the authors link Southwestern pottery to the people who made it, and to those people's relationships with their neighbors and ancestors." --Alice Kaufman, Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association