Lucy M. Lewis: American Indian Potter
by Susan Peterson
© 1984, Kodansha International, Tokyo

Susan Peterson

Allen, Paula Gunn. The Sacred Hoop. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. An informative and provocative collection of essays on American Indian women's history and the importance of the women-centered culture to Indian identity.

Blair, Mary Ellen and Laurence R. Margaret Tafoya: A Tewa Potter's Heritage and Legacy. West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1986. A comprehensive, well-illustrated biography of Margaret Tafoya and her family. Includes a history of the Pueblo people and a discussion of pottery making techniques. Excellent color photographs of pottery.

Collins, John E. A Tribute to Lucy M. Lewis: Acoma Potter. Fullerton, California: Museum of North Orange County, 1975. A catalog published in conjunction with the 1975 Lucy M. Lewis show in New York, illustrated with some of the finest pottery produced in the United States.

Dillingham, Rick. Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. An enlarged and updated version of Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery, which documented the history and contributions of generations of potters in the southwestern United States.

Frank, Larry and Francis H. Harlow. Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600 -1880. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1974. A comprehensive account of historic Pueblo pottery.

Hartman, Russell P. and Jan Musial. Navajo Pottery: Traditions and Innovations. Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1987.

Katz, Jane B., ed. I Am the Fire of Time: The Voices of Native American Women. New York: Dutton, 1977. Native American Women and their songs, poetry, prose, prayer, narrative, and oral history.

Kramer, Barbara. Nampeyo and Her Pottery. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. Maps and drawings by James Kramer. A biography based on first person accounts, photographic evidence and interviews with Nampeyo family members. Many fine illustrations of her work in both color and black and white.

LeFree, Betty. Santa Clara Pottery Today. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1975. Examines the making of contemporary Santa Clara pottery.

Naranjo-Morse, Nora. Mud Woman: Poems from the Clay. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1992. A Collection of poems and photographs of claywork by this important Indian artist.

Niethammer, Carolyn. Daughters of the Earth: The Lives and Legends of American Indian Women. New York: Collier Books, 1977. An authoritative chronology of the Native American woman's life, including a discussion of crafts as the opportunity for self-expression and pleasure.

Page, Susanne and Jake. Hopi. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1982. Examines modern Hopi life in a highly detailed and well illustrated text, with a description of Hopi women potters. Numerous plates in full color depict life among the artisans.

Peckham, Stewart. From this Earth: The Ancient Art of Pueblo Pottery. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1990. Photographs by Mary Peck. Depicts pottery making traditions from the earliest utilitarian wares to contemporary artistic works. Extremely fine illustrations of historic and current pieces.

Peterson, Susan. The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1977. The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez is a well-illustrated account of Maria and her pottery making tradition.

Peterson, Susan. Lucy M. Lewis: American Indian Potter. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1984. An in-depth biography of one of America's greatest craftswomen. Contains over 220 color plates and 120 black and white photos.

Peterson, Susan. Maria Martinez: Five Generations of Potters. Washington, D.C.: Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978. An illustrated exhibition catalog examining the pottery made by the Martinez family.

Peterson, Susan. Pottery by American Indian Women: The Legacy of Generations. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987.

Peterson, Susan. "Remembering Two Great American Potters: Lucy - Maria." The Studio Potter 23 (Dec 1994): 41-64.

Stratton, Joanna L. "The Clashing of Cultures: Indians." In Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier, 107-126. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981.

Trimble, Stephen. Talking with the Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research Press, 1987. Interviews with sixty artisans in the pottery making villages of New Mexico and Arizona. Includes discussions with Lucy Martin Lewis, Maria Martinez, and Nora Naranjo-Morse, and illustrations of many fine pottery pieces.

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