Native American Art and Artists Blog

  • How to Take Care of Authentic Native American Art and Jewelry

    Whether you’ve purchased handcrafted Native American art as a memento of a trip to the Southwest, as a statement of fashion or style, or simply as an investment, you will want to take the best care possible of your newly acquired treasure. This convenient guide shows you how to care for authentic Native American crafts...

  • Top 10 Books for Learning About Pueblo Art

    With a legacy of art spanning centuries, there’s a lot to learn and know about Pueblo art and artists. We at the Indian Pueblo Store have created a recommended reading list of 10 key books for learning about Pueblo art and artists...

  • We’ve Changed Our Name

    Our Pueblo-owned store located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is undergoing a name change. Shumakolowa Native Arts has changed its name to the Indian Pueblo Store to better reflect our location in, and affiliation with, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and its representation of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.

  • Summer & Seashells

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    Lion’s Paw, Oysters, and Turquoise—Oh My!!

    Hello, all my Elegant viewers! I sure hope you’re all keeping cool this summer! It’s hotter than a batch of Hatch green chile out here in Albuquerque, but on today’s Everyday Elegance I have a few new looks that will help keep you looking cool and amazing this summer, so let’s get this episode started!  Continue reading and watching >>

  • From Mud Pies to Masterpieces: The Chronicle of Clarence Cruz

    There’s an old familiar adage stating that no matter the task or journey, you’ve got to start somewhere. “I first started out with mud pies in the ditch,” Clarence Cruz says with a hearty laugh...
  • Coral

    This episode of Everyday Elegance is more of an informative kind of topic. What kind of topic you might be asking? The subject is coral — where it comes from, and I’ll give you a brief history about it and some of the mystical and traditional qualities behind this beautiful elemental piece...
  • Guided by Many Grandmas: The Pottery of Myron Sarracino

    Read the Myron Sarracino Laguna Pueblo BlogMyron started making tiny bowls and animals around age 12, seeking guidance from any elder willing to share it. “That’s how I learned a lot,” he says, “by questions, and by them showing me, like demonstrating what I need to do, how to prepare the clay, where to get the clays, the paints—how to make the paints—how to do my firings and stuff like that.”

  • Elder Hands of the Corn Clan: Jemez Pueblo’s Juanita Fragua

    Gratitude for every day that you are able to use your skills and gifts to create is one of the core values of Pueblo potters. At 83, Juanita Fragua of Jemez Pueblo has a lot to be grateful for. "I just do my thing, and go in the shop and work—all day, every day” she says proudly.

  • Tradition, Clay, and the Open Road

    From the wings of eagles to tires on the blacktop, Natalie Sandia’s pottery and family legacy have been all about the journey.

    “Me and my dad, we used to travel all over most of the United States delivering pottery,” Natalie says, “and that was just so awesome... 

  • Cartoonist Ricardo Caté was Drawn to Standing Rock

    Ricardo Caté Cartoon Supporting Standing Rock Protest
    Santo Domingo Pueblo cartoonist Ricardo Caté felt the call of the protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, and shares an insider’s view of what happened at Standing Rock in an intimate interview with IPCC.
  • 9th Annual Gala

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    It’s me – Shane – and the crew, and we’re back to bring you some more beautiful insight into the world of Native American jewelry! Today’s jewelry discussion involves the glitzier side of Shumakolowa! We have our Annual Gala fundraiser event, and this year we have a band coming... 

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