Authentic Native American Handmade Pottery
The Native peoples of the Southwest are known around the world for their pottery. The artistic traditions and cultural heritage that each piece represents can grace your home with authentic handmade pottery from Southwest Creations.
Types of Handmade Pottery
Southwest Creations takes pride in carrying only authentic Native American-made pottery. “Handmade” can be used to describe two types of pottery:
Hand-coiled>—this type of pottery is created by stacking hand-rolled clay coils, which are then pressed and smoothed to form a seamless piece. This pottery technique has been practiced by the Tribes and Pueblos for centuries.
Ceramic—this type of pottery is created by using a potter’s wheel or mold to create a vessel. This is a newer pottery technique adopted by Native American artists from other traditions over the last several decades.
Hand-coiled pottery is significantly costlier because the technique is so much more time- and labor-intensive. Southwest Creations’ selection includes both types of handmade pottery so that art lovers with nearly any budget can take home authentic Native American-made pottery.
All handmade pottery is decorated using traditional materials and patterns characteristic of each Tribe’s or Pueblo’s heritage.
Pottery Handmade in New Mexico
The pottery selection from Southwest Creations primarily features Acoma and Navajo pottery.
Acoma pottery artists use rock and clay from the native soil surrounding their Pueblo to create the paints used to decorate their pottery. Acoma pottery often features eye-dazzling “Fine Line” designs.
Navajo pottery artists often use horse hair and feathers in the firing process to create unique patterns baked into the pottery vessel. Navajo pottery may also feature a wide array of colors, often in graduated patterns.
Our selection may, on occasion, feature pottery from other Pueblo artists. Some artists may also commission pottery pieces to create a vessel customized to your specifications. Please contact us to learn more about our pottery selection or customization opportunities.
Where to View Our Selection of Native American-Made Pottery
Our selection of authentic handmade pottery is available to browse online. To purchase, simply contact us. We can ship pottery anywhere in the world.
You may also view our pottery selection in-person:
- When you visit Southwest Creations at local Feast Days, art and craft shows and other events. See our Home page for upcoming dates and locations.
- When you contact us for concierge service. We bring a hand-picked selection of pottery to you. (Concierge service is available throughout the greater Albuquerque, NM area.)
Southwest Creations offers a 10% discount for all military members (active duty and veterans).
Find the authentic handmade pottery that suits your style from Southwest Creations. Visit, call or email us to purchase your selection.