Many people ask:  Why do you do this?  Why try and duplicate ancient pottery? 


The answer is that at The Smoki Museum we have one of the largest collections of locally sourced pottery on display in the United States.  Is it pretty?  NO  Is it functional?  VERY  Was it easy to make?  NO


Our region supplies clay of many different types and kinds.  Working this clay requires patience, understanding and a willingness to learn skills that are not easily acquired.  And, more importantly, once you try and fashion a pot out of our local clay, you will gain great appreciation for our sort of “ugly” pottery collection.  And suddenly, all of those pots on the shelf, have a story of their own.


147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301


T: 928-445-1230

F: 928-777-0573

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Fridays & Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM
Sundays 1 PM to 4 PM

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10224
Prescott, AZ 86304


Natives, The Museum of Indigenous People Members, and children under 12 years of age are FREE.

Students with ID are $6.  Adults are $8.   |   Seniors (55 +) are $7.  |  Veterans $6.

The handicap parking area and the handicap entrance are at the back of the building.  Parking map click here.

Now open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays ONLY through April 2021