I concentrate on Historic Pueblo pottery as well as a bit of Prehistoric, if it has good provenance. The tradition of pottery making in the Southwest is about 1500 years old. Though the surface designs change roughly every 20 years, the technology used in production has changed very little over time. Traditionally, the women make the pottery and then men decorate the surface, though this is not a hard and fast rule.
I find the shapes of pueblo pottery masterful and beautiful; however, it is the surface decoration that fascinates me the most. Whether realistic, abstract geometric, or curvilineal, the surface designs on this pottery capture and encapsulate what it means to be Pueblo.