Forming or "throwing" a pot on the potter's wheel
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Gila Cliff Dwellings

The GilaCliff Dwellings are located about 60 Miles north of Silver City in the Gila National Forest in Southwestern New Mexico.

The Gila National Forest is my Favorite National Forest. I like to say that it is the largest National Forest that no one has ever heard of. Many peaple think that it is all desert because of the namr but has many peaks over 8,000 feet and huge pine forests as well as one of the very first wilderness areas. Many years ago when I was at the University of New Mexico I fought forest fires here in the summer.

The Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument

is in the Gila Natioanl Forest

The picture below was taken in 1900 and is one of the earliest pictures of the cliiff dwellings. When I was talking to the manager of the gift shop as I was developing my sculpture he wanted me to depict it as it was when it was found rather than as it is now after some reconstruction.

Our Ornament and Magnets are available at the gift shop at the entrance to Cliff Dweller Canyon in the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument .

Or order them from us online. Each of the ornaments or magnets is $8.00.

June 11, 2022