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


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.