A Bowl A Day – History and Traditions with Acoma Pueblo Artists

Acoma Pueblo pottery

Acoma pueblo pottery

Several years ago, I visited the Sky City in New Mexico.  I was intrigued and horrified by its history.  The traditional methods are still used to make their style of pottery.  A few potters are using molds and kilns but many still handbuild their forms.  You can tell if it is handbuilt by feeling the inside of the pot.  Children are taught the craft of decorating the bowls.  Today, decorations have evolved to reflect current ideas.