My wife and I bought this pot in Santa Fe two years ago.
As anybody who has been to Santa Fe can tell you, it is just one giant art market. As a matter of fact Santa Fe is the second largest art market in in the US. Most of the quality painted and sculptural art is sold out of the galleries on Canyon Rd. Unfortunately for people like my wife and I who don’t have unlimited funds to splash out on art with, much of what was on offer in Canyon Rd was simply out of our reach.
The stores that surround the Old Town Square are where one can find plenty of amazing native American pottery. Again, much of the pottery, due to its quality and the renown of the artists who created it, was too rich for our blood. Sure, it was beautiful, but it was just more than we could afford.
Because my wife was in Santa Fe for a seminar I was able to spend a few days hunting around in the smaller shops away from the town centre. I finally found a nice pot by Corrine Chino that I could afford. So, from my experience, if you have limited funds and you’re in Santa Fe, and like us you’d like to take home something made by the indigenous population, I’d say, that is well worth your time looking through some of the less glitzy looking stores on the edges of town.