Pam Lujan-Hauer (Taos Pueblo), President
Pam Lujan-Hauer is a member of the Taos Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico.
started making pottery as a child being inspired by her
great aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan, both highly regarded traditional Taos potters.
Pam continued her interest in pottery while attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1975 and 1976.
All of her
pieces are coil built from clay, which she
digs and processes herself.
traditional pottery is made from Taos micaceous clay, which contains mica chips and is native to northern New Mexico.
contemporary pottery is made from various native clays, which are all hand gathered and processed according to native tradition.
The natural paints and slips are made from plants, clay and minerals.
pottery is pit or kiln fired.
current work incorporatesa silver inlay technique and sculpture