"To make a pot is to create life."
C. Whitney-Ward Photography
When I walked through this amazing exhibit of SAN ILDEFONSO POTTERY:
1600 - 1930 at Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, I kept
imagining the hands that shaped and decorated each of these beautiful pots.
And how wonderful to find this lovely essay that captures the
wonder of this ancient process.
The Pueblo of San Ildefonso dates back to 1300 AD and encompasses 60,000
acres - home to 750 people - along the Rio Grande Valley north of Santa Fe and
east of Los Alamos New Mexico. The Native name is - Po-Woh-Geh-Owingeh -
"Where the water cuts through"
And don't forget to look up and take in this fabulous mural sweeping across the gallery wall...
I captured just a fraction of the more than 100 pots on display, but I hope that this visual snippet peaked your interest and you'll plan a visit...
MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE