The 17 Southwest Pueblos along the Rio Grande, and in the rising mesas and bluffs to the west, have a long tradition of beautiful pottery vessels for practical and ceremonial use. In this book, more than 554 modern Southwest Pueblo potters are introduced from 102 families with 160 color photographs of them and their meticulous work. Traditional and new forms are displayed to demonstrate the evolving nature of their work. A new value reference reflects the present pottery market.
Lillian Peaster first encountered native American culture at the age of four, gathering herbs and barks for medicinal purposes -- along with her mother and a Cherokee Indian woman. As an adult she joined foundations which helped Native Americans, where she was able to observe weavers, etc. She also worked in retail, selling Native American arts and crafts.