Sometimes pottery artists created elaborate bird motifs with detailed bird designs as seen in
this ceramic Polychrome jar below.
The clay at the Santo Domingo Pueblo is very feixible, which allows the pottery
maker to make very large pots, which are frequently needed for dough bowls or
Santo Domingo Pottery Making
The Santo Domingo Pueblo is located
approximately midway between
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, on the banks of
the Rio Grande, and it is one of the largest
of the many Pueblo Villages in the Northern
part of the state .
Their pottery can be identified by its dark
black geometric designs, buff colored clay,
and cream slip. You will see distinctly
negative areas within the design.
At Right: Santo Domingo jar which
uses negative space for design
Santo Domingo jar in polychrome, 1910.