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Corrales Historical Society – Speakers Series – : “Southwestern Pueblo Pottery” Demonstration & Talk with Potter Pam Lujan-Hauer
May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Southwestern Pueblo pottery is an art form with a long and rich tradition. On May 26 at 2pm,
come enjoy an afternoon with Pam Lujan-Hauer, potter from the Taos Pueblo, as she
demonstrates her art and tells the story of pottery, from the history of clay as an art form and the
origins of the earliest pottery to the threats to traditional pottery.
Pam Lujan-Hauer learned the art of traditional pottery from her great aunts Josephine Ortiz and
Anita Lujan, both highly regarded Pueblo potters. Later, she studied pottery-making at the
Institute of American Indian Arts. Today she is known for traditional and contemporary clay
pottery, coil-built from clays and natural pigment materials, which she collects and processes
herself. Much of her pottery is made from Taos micaceous clay that contains mica chips and is
native to northern New Mexico. All of her works are pit- or kiln-fired. She has won numerous
awards for her art.
Pam not only makes pottery, but is an acclaimed teacher, leading courses at the University of
New Mexico and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s Upward Bound program. She
has been named artist-in-residence at various New Mexico schools. She also conducts workshops
for seniors and children.
In addition to exhibiting at various Indian art shows, she demonstrates pottery-making at the
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, at the Maxwell Museum in Albuquerque and the
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe.
A presentation of the 2019 Corrales Historical Society Speaker Series and sponsored by New Mexico Humanities Council, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.