Carol Hayes started Summerhouse Antiques in 1980. After she traveled in Arizona and New Mexico in the late 1990s, Summerhouse evolved from offering an occasional item of Native American interest into specializing in old and unusual Southwestern Indian pottery—the Summerhouse Indian Art of today.
In 2006, Allan and Carol Hayes wrote The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art, a cultural history selected as a Southwestern Book of the Year. Their 2012 Pottery of the Southwest gives the history of the art in a small package. Today, they personally select each item, watching always for the old and unusual.
CAROL HAYES opened Summerhouse after 20 years of studying general antiques and brought Summerhouse to its current focus in the 1990s.
ALLAN HAYES studied Southwestern pottery and, in 1996, wrote Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni, generally recognized as the basic introduction to the art, now in a revised, expanded Second Edition with Carol as co-author.
We're full members of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Arts Dealers Association, an organization dedicated to providing education for the public and to setting standards for the trade. As ATADA members, we guarantee that whatever we sell is as represented regarding age, authenticity and extent of restoration.