Acoma and Lagina Pottery.
The development of pottery making at these two pueblos is traced in
this well-illustrated overview of changing materials, designs and
techniques. Dillingham, a widely exhibited and collected potter,
explores the meaning of pottery and potters in pueblo life. In addition
to the many large photographs - many in color - of the richly designed
polychrome pitchers and pots, other color photos show the coil-building
process, design and surface application and traditional firing
techniques. In addition to a comprehensive history of the development of
this superb hand-built pottery, the author also discusses the state of
today's Native-American art market. This lavish and interesting
book is recommended as a resource for all schools with ceramics programs, and for classrooms, middle school and above, with interest in
America's multicultural heritage.