The Pottery of the Southwest: A Two-Thousand-Year Paradox

Sunday, February 23, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Marin Art of the America’s Show
Marin Civic Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael , CA

by Allan Hayes

How can an art be constrained by ancient customs and be fresh and contemporary at the same time? In an illustrated lecture, Allan Hayes, author of four books on Southwestern pottery, explains how the artists have managed it with examples from then and now. The pictures from “then” start about 400 A.D. and continue uninterrupted through the centuries.

Biography: Allan and Carol Hayes fell in love with Southwestern pottery on a trip to Santa Fe in 1989. Since that start, Allan has written several books including Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni (2006) and Collections of Southwestern Pottery (2008) (written in collaboration with John Blom; and later, in collaboration with wife Carol, The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art (2006) and Pottery of the Southwest (2012).