Pam Lujan- Hauer is a member of Taos Pueblo. She studied pottery making at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was also taught by her great-aunts Josephine Ortiz and Anita Lujan, who are highly regarded as traditional Indian pueblo potters.
All of Pam’s pottery is hand-coiled from clays which she digs and processes herself. Much of her pottery is made from micaceous clay, which contains mica chips and is native to northern New Mexico.
Aside from exhibiting at various Indian art shows, she demonstrates pottery-making at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, at the Maxwell Museum in Albuquerque and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe.
Pam not only makes pottery, but is an acclaimed teacher, leading courses at the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s Upward Bound program. She has been named artist-in-residence at various New Mexico schools, and also conducts workshops for seniors, and children.