THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF ACOMA POTTERY

In Southwestern New Mexico, nestled atop a high sandstone mesa overlooking vast arroyos and valleys, is the oldest inhabited community in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “sky city”. Located approximately one hour west of Albuquerque, NM, this is where the Acoma people have lived for centuries, producing an inspiring wealth of culture and art. The Acoma are Keres people, part of a cluster of Native American Indian groups who speak dialects of Keresan and are located in the Mogollan mountain region of New Mexico. The Acoma pueblo is best known for their unique pottery style and method, utilizing techniques which have been in practice since the Acoma establishment in 1150 A.D