Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tammie Allen steps forward

We recently received an email from Tammie Allen, a Jicarilla Apache woman who is making pottery from micaceous clay. Tammie has a web site at that introduces her and her philosophy, and displays some of her work. We are thinking of adding some of Tammie’s work to our inventory. If you visit her site and like her work, please let us know.

People often ask why we would tell the world about other sources of Native American pottery beside our comprehensive site at The reason is both complex and simple. On the complex side, if an artist’s work becomes better known and more popular it is better for everyone in the art business. The more people see and understand, the more likely they are to want some art. If not one artist’s work, perhaps another. We consider ourselves evangelists for Native Art in all its forms. Directing people to one more place to see it is one way to fulfill our mission. On the simple front, if we like an artist’s work, we think others may also.

Meanwhile, we can’t pass up the opportunity to talk about two artists whose pottery we offer at Native Pottery Link. One is Santa Clara potter Wayne Snowbird. His figures are deeply moving representations of characters from the Indian nation. Our supply of his work is dwindling. But we hope to add more soon. The other artist is Andrew Rodriquez, Laguna. His figures are whimsical, charming and likely to make you smile. One set of three musicians is particularly fun. He also does ceramic plaques that add a point of fascinating focus to room. When you visit the site, look through pages of thumbnails and click through to enlargements of works that you like.

Thank you again for your readership. As always, we are publishing Tribal Artery from the inner sanctum of Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, whose e-bat-cave can be visited at Stop by and hang from the ceiling for a while.

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