Specialty Slip-Poured Ceramic Pottery
At Kachina House we carry a vast selection of Native American ceramic pottery, etched and painted by talented artists from various tribes. Crafted and accented with natural materials we offer unique objects of art and craft.
Ceramic pottery from Acoma and Laguna Pueblos is beautiful and collectible. Because the potter does not hand build each pot, instead opting for a pot that comes from a mold, there is more time to spend on the etching and painting. These techniques have improved over time and the cost of this type of pottery is less than handbuilt or handcoiled pots.
Ceramic pottery is created through a process by which clay is poured into a mold, fired in a kiln, then hand painted and hand etched by the potter. This pottery is referred to as slip-poured, slip-cast, or simply ceramic. This method of creating pottery allows the potter to create many more finished pieces; the art in this pottery being in the finishing of each piece.
Each design the potter uses has significance to the individual and his or her Native American culture. Standard items on some of the pottery are: straight lines on Acoma pots represent prayers for rain; symbols on Laguna pots include Katsinam, animals, and feather patterns.
Kachina House is the largest distributor of Native American arts and crafts in Arizona. At our showroom/warehouse in Sedona, AZ, you will find more products on display than we can post on our website. Our products are high-quality and handcrafted; we pride ourselves on offering unique products and the best customer service. If you have questions, we urge you to call us toll free at 800-304-3290 or drop us an email. We always like to hear from our customers.