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Louise Goodman
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From United States of America
Gender female
Birth 25 December 1937, Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA
Age 84 years
Star sign Capricorn
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Louise Rose Goodman (born December 25, 1937) is a Navajo folk artist and ceramicist.


A member of the Biih Bitoodnii (Deer Spring) clan, Goodman learned pottery making from her sister-in-law, Lorena Bartlett. Her range of work includes standard jars and bowls produced in a wide variety of shapes including a significant amount of animal forms such as chickens, rams, dogs, squirrels, bears, lions, elephants, and other domestic and wild creatures. Goodman turned to creating animal figures, already common among contemporary Navajo potters, when she noticed a decline in demand for her more functional clay pots. One of the most innovative styles of pottery Goodman developed is a modified coil pot, in which the coils are obliterated only on the interior surface.

Goodman's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

Selected works

  • Bear, 1990, fired clay with piñon pitch, 22 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 7/8 in, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • Coiled Pot, about 1986, fired clay with piñon pitch, 14 7/8 x 11 1/8 in. (37.8 x 28.3 cm) diam., Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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