Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters

by Rina Swentzell and Bill Steen

Eliza, Zachary and Devonna are Tewa children living in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico,... read more

Eliza, Zachary and Devonna are Tewa children living in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, who are learning the traditions of making clay pottery from their grandmother, Gia Rose. Together the family members dig for clay, clean it, and mix it with sand to make it ready for sculpting. Later they will sand, polish and fire the pottery they have made. Even the youngest children in this large, extended family have a job to do and everyone is delighted to see the final results of all their hard work. (Ages 7-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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