Glaze-painted pottery in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico is the only pre-European glaze technology in the Americas. Ancestral Pueblo potters began to make glaze paints in the late 13th century and continued to make them until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. After the Revolt, the knowledge of glaze-paint manufacture was lost. Archaeologically, the study of Pueblo glaze-painted pottery has informed on migration, identity, exchange, ritual practice, the spread of technology, and the effects of colonialism. In this presentation, Dr. Eckert will discuss how archaeologists think glaze paint was made and why potters haven’t been able to reproduce it, how potters integrated glaze-painted pottery into identity and ritual, and how Spanish Colonialism affected the production of glaze-paint and its ultimate demise.