Thomas G. Natseway is a full blooded Native American
Indian. He was born on April 19, 1953 into the Laguna Pueblo.
He was taught all the fundamentals of constructing handmade pottery
using the ancient traditional hand coiling method by his relatives and
his wife, Charmae from the Acoma Pueblo.
He began his career as a journalist and while interviewing Charmae he
fell in love and shortly after married her.
Thomas specializes in hand coiled and hand painted miniature pottery.
he gathers all the raw clays and natural vegetation from within the
Acoma and Laguna Pueblo. He breaks down the raw clumps into a fine powder
from and hand mixes with water. Once the clay is mixed to a fine medium
he begins rolling out the moist clay into snake like coils and begins
building the desired forms. His pieces are so difficult to construct
because a finger usually doesn’t fit inside the lip of the vessels.
He hand paints each piece carefully and fires his pottery in a kiln.
He signs his pottery as: Thomas Natseway. He is related to: Charmae
Natseway (wife), and Peter & Betty Natseway (parents).
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Santa Fean Magazine 1999
-American Indian Art Magazine 1992
-Indian Market Magazine 1985, 1988, 1989, 1996
-SWAIA Quarterly 1982
-1999 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd Place
-1998 Santa Fe Indian Market 1st & 2nd Place
-1996 Santa Fe Indian Market (3) 2nd Place
-1995 Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Class
-1993 Santa Fe Indian Market 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place
-1992 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd & (2) 3rd Place
-1991 Santa Fe Indian Market (2) 1st & (2) 2nd Place
-1989 Santa Fe Indian Market 1st & (2) 2nd Place
-1988 Santa Fe Indian Market (2) 2nd Place