NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 21, 2023: The GCAS monthly in-person general meeting returns to the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley) near the junction of Highways 152 and 35. Members and general public invited. Our customary summertime potluck starts at 5PM with your own plates/utensils/beverage & a dish for yourself or to share. Brief business meeting at 5:45PM followed immediately by our Featured Speaker, the GCAS's own archaeologist Marilyn Markel who will describe Ridge Ruin: an Extraordinary Sinagua Site and a Story of Repatriation. Join us for a unique presentation! In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience the GCAS follows CDC and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for indoor gatherings including masking, distancing, and vaccinations. We recommend all attendees follow the same.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, June 4, 2023: Meet at 10:00AM sharp at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site to carpool to the Mitchell, Montezuma, and possibly also the Beauregard sites on the the Nature Conservancy's Upper Mimbres Preserve about 5 miles north. To get an accurate head count for carpooling in hi-clearance vehicles, GCAS members please email [email protected] or telephone Marilyn Markel at 575-536-9337 ahead of time to let us know to expect you.

Online Via Zoom: Our August 18, 2021, Featured Speaker, David Lee
Virtual Tour of the Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs

Upcoming Workshop in Utah: "Painting Pottery the Ancient Way"

CaverpaintingIf you plan to travel to the Blanding, Utah area in late September, you may want to join a special one-day ceramics event on Thursday, September 23, 2021, to precede this year's Southwest Kiln Conference. It's a one-afternoon workshop in ancient ceramics painting techniques hosted by Cherylene Caver and Tori Hoopes, both accomplished ceramics replicators. Their announcement for "Painting Pottery the Ancient Way" describes,

Students will complete a bowl or mug with a design of their choice. Pieces will then be fired in the group kiln on Saturday morning. The 5 hours of instruction will include how to prepare organic paint, mineral based paint, how to make a yucca brush and tips on how to "pull a line", how to load a yucca brush, "getting into the flow", how to deal with mistakes, pros and cons of green vs. dried yucca leaf, as well as endless other tips!

Students please bring your own reference material for your design.

Thursday September 23rd, 12:00 p.m. in the upstairs classroom at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Blanding Utah.

Class Fee is based on your choice of form
Bowl (appx. 6" in diameter) - $100
Mug (appx. 3.5" tall) - $150

All pieces are unique and handmade of wild collected clays and materials, fully slipped and burnished.

Maximum enrollment - 20 (Register soon - only 14 seats left!!)
To register go to to send an email message asking to sign up. Include your name and email address.

Deposit and payment arrangements available. Cancellation refunds, full or a percentage, are based on date notified, whether the spot can be filled by the waiting list and extreme circumstances.  

Firing is not guaranteed and will not be attempted if area is under fire danger or ban.

No ceramics experience required, just a deep love of ancient pottery
and the people who made it.​

Workshop announcement is here, and learn more at the Home page here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ If you attend this workshop, please drop the GCAS webmaster a line and tell us how it went!

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