Welcome to AnasaziPottery.net.  Here you will find handmade pottery replicas that are made the same way as the ancient pottery of the Anasazi.  My goal is to follow their steps as closely as possible to create pottery that truly captures the same look and feel of the ancient pottery we see today in museums and collections around the world.  Check out my pottery page for photos and descriptions of what I have for sale. If you see something you would like to purchase or if you have any questions, visit my contact page, send me an email and I will happily answer any question you might have. Thanks for visiting.




The Anasazi indians, also know as Ancestral Puebloans, were an ancient people who lived throughout an incredible expanse of land in the American Southwest. Their mysterious lives played out in one of the most beautiful and inhospitable places in the world. I am inspired by their culture, their ingenuity and artistry. They were experts at what they did, be it basketry, sandal-making, masonry or pottery. The pottery of the Anasazi is so striking yet so simple. How did they do it, with such limited resources and little control over their environment? 

My pottery style was born from the idea that for a pot to have the same look and feel as an anasazi pot it must be made the same way. I try to follow the steps Anasazi potters took in hopes that I will learn more about how they did it and also to make my pottery as authentic as possible. Each of my pots are hand-built using wild gathered clay, burnished with a polishing stone, hand-painted with home-made bee plant paint, and fired in an Anasazi style trench kiln. Most of my pots are actual replicas, meaning I copy as closely as I can the size, shape and design of a certain Anasazi piece. I am also available to make custom replicas of specific pots. Just contact me through email and send a picture if possible, for an estimate of price.  

The are many replicators of pre-historic pottery, but we will never know exactly how the ancient ones did it. I give credit to my pottery teacher John Olsen who worked as an archeologist for many years and taught him self through experimenting.  He has mastered the art of pottery replication as well as flint-knapping, anasazi masonry and other forms of so called "primitive" crafts. He paved a path for me and many other primitive potter enthusiasts. I also give credit to Clint Swink for his book Messages, making secrets of the ancient ones available to anyone searching for them. 

There is an indescribable pull to the desert and a unique spirit of the southwest. The pottery of the ancient ones captures this. It is my desire that my pottery will hold the same beauty. I am continually inspired by the lives of the Anasazi and I will continue to reflect the shapes and designs of their pottery in mine. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


Kelly Magleby

RESEARCHERS, ARTISTS AND ABO SKILLS FRIENDS

Mary Hogue - Fine Gourd Art

Mary and Al Hone - DesertRavenArt.com

​Richard Grant - presentations on Central American Travel, Maya Culture and Archaeology.

Mark Bayless - petroglyphs, pictographs, jewelry and other amazing primitive crafts

Scott Wright Photography
​http://www.youtube.com/user/SWPLifeIlluminated

Katie Russel-Fine buckskin clothing, wilderness fashion and primitive skills

Cedar Springs Permaculture Farm

OTHER ANCIENT/SURVIVAL SKILLS GATHERINGS

Saskatoon Circle  - September 28 - October 4, 2013

Buckeye

Echoes In Time

The Acorn Gathering 

Between the Rivers
LINKS
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


Backtracks: 
Wintercount - February 
Rabbitstick - September








MUSEUMS AND ONLINE COLLECTIONS

Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum​
Anasazi Heritage Center 
Mesa Verde National Park
Hovenweep National Park
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum
John Hutchings Museum
Anasazi State Park Museum

Online Pottery Collection and Guide



INFO ON THE ANASAZI AND ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE SOUTHWEST

​University of Colorado at Boulder
Ancient Southwest Exhibit​

ArcheologySouthwest.org











BOOKS

"ANASAZI" by Lister & Lister
"Re-creating the Word" Bill Schenck
Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum Collections
"The Desert Southwest" Allen Hayes, Carol Hayes
"When Clay Sings" Byrd Baylor
"The Pot that Juan Built" Nancy Andrews-Goebel

Bulletin of Primitive Technology





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