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Jack Kalestewa

Biography to Display: 


Jack Kalestewa is primarily known for The production of thin walled pots made in the Hawikuh Revival tradition. Kalestewa also produces other traditional polychrome works.

The pueblo at Hawikuh was abandoned around 1850. References to the form and decoration of pieces made there are drawn from shreds being retrieved from archeological digs. His wife, Quantina, is also involved in ceramic work.

Kalestewa began his creative work as a jeweler.


Bibliography to Display: 

Hayes, Allan and John Blom. Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni.  Lanham, MD: Cooper Square Publishing LLC, 1996.

Rodee, Marian and James Ostler. Zuni Pottery. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1987. 

Schaaf, Gregory. Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies 1800 to the Present. Santa Fe, NM: Center for Indigenous Arts and Culture Press, 2002.




Typical Marks
Materials: Local Clay
Method: Coiled
Surface Technique: Burnished, Polychrome
Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson
Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 2, 2023.