Message #113: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Hispanic NM Pottery: Evidence of Craft Specialization 1790-1890 Date: Sat, 08 Mar 1997 13:29:28 -0700 From: PaulLPD@aol.com HISPANIC NEW MEXICAN POTTERY: EVIDENCE OF CRAFT SPECIALIZATION 1790-1890 by Charles M. Carrillo, Ph.D will be released at a half-day event at Plaza Resolana in Santa Fe on Saturday, May 17. The book is the first to explore the possibility and evidence of a Hispanic pottery tradition in Northern New Mexico. Previously, scholars believed that all New Mexican utilitarian pottery was made by Native Americans. Carrillo, an award-winning santero, received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in May, 1996. The book features essays by noted anthropologist Dr. Linda Cordell of the University of Colorado at Boulder and historian Dr. John Kessel from the University of New Mexico, and noted master artist/potter Felipe Ortega of La Madera. Felipe Mirabal has acted as historical consultant and editor. The book provides a model for understanding pottery craft specialization by Hispanics that coincided with the Native American pottery tradition during the late 18th and 19th centuries. The book is the third book published by LPD Press of Albuquerque, which also publishes Tradicion Revista, a quarterly magazine that focuses on the traditional Spanish Colonial arts and culture. The book will be released at Plaza Resolana in Santa Fe in conjunction with an academic lecture called "Introduction to Hispanic New Mexican Pottery." The panel will feature Carrillo, Ortega and noted local scholars and archaeologists. The event will take place from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm with a book signing immediately following the talk. The event is open to the public. For more information on the book or event, contact Barbe Awalt, LPD Press 505/344-9382.