Born of Clay: Ceramics from the National Museum of the American Indian celebrates the ceramics traditions from four cultural regions of the Americas: the Andes, eastern North America, Mesoamerica, and the southwestern United States. This book is the exhibition catalogue for the National Museum of the American Indian 2005 exhibition on pottery. 300 colour photographs of the fascinating pieces of pottery are shown in this book. Curatorial essays accompany each region's pottery tradition. Contemporary Indigenous potters provide the Aboriginal perspective on pottery making in their cultural traditions. Each artist shares their respect for their cultural meanings regarding pottery. They hold clay as sacred and provide the continuity across time for the continuing tradition of this remarkable art form. The potters include Peter B. Jones, Jereldine Redcorn, Jody Folwell, Al Qoyawayma, Ruben Agurio Martinez Martinez, Eleazar Navarrete Ramirez, Exaltacion Mamani Amaro, and Irma Rodriguez Moroco.