“At the forefront is Charles King of King Galleries. He is considered by many to be the dean of contemporary southwestern Native clay arts. Today King represents virtually all of the top southwestern Native ceramics artists. He respects tradition but also encourages artists to stretch beyond expectation.”
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, 2018
The gallery features both signed historic Pueblo pottery from the 1920s to works by contemporary and emerging potters. King Galleries is pleased to represent the Pueblo pottery of many of today’s leading potters. Over the years, we have taken the time to get to know each of our gallery artists. It is important that as each new piece comes into the gallery we are able to convey the thought, meaning, and techniques inherent to each vessel. It is important with contemporary pottery to understand the designs and motivation of the artist. Equally, with the “signed historic pottery”, it is critical to present the historic legacy and significance of these pieces from the past. Today, we are lucky to work with the artists not only as their gallery representatives but also as friends. This unique connection has guided us since our inception and it continues to be our commitment to represent work by potters who create the highest quality and greatest innovation.
“This exceptional gallery not only showcases Native American pottery, but it successfully manages to elevate the underappreciated art form beyond the Southwestern clichés that have overshadowed its beauty. Owner Charles King is a noted collector of Native American ceramics, and his gallery’s pieces, which range from traditional to contemporary, shouldn’t be missed.” Travel & Leisure Magazine, 2017
In October 2021 King Galleries of Scottsdale and Santa Fe celebrated our 26th year in business, and our 24rd year on the internet!