Hello, my name is Peter Berger and I am a fourth generation trader from Albuquerque New Mexico. I am the General Manager at Palms Trading Company. Palms has been in my family since 1933 when it began as a grocery store and beer garden. It has since evolved into one of the leading Native American arts trading posts in the country.
I am a graduate of St. Pius X high school in Albuquerque and St. Mary’s College of California where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration. I began working full time at Palms Trading in the summer of 2009 and plan to continue the tradition my family has come to know and love.
The goal of this blog is to educate and inform all demographics with the desire to know more about Native American Pottery and Jewelry. The purpose of each post is meant to teach and enlighten readers on the many interesting aspects of the Native American Arts in which Palms Trading Company has a deep and comprehensive understanding. Topics will include but are not limited to: Native American Artists (new and old), Pottery styles and design, Jewelry styles and design, collecting, decorating, the collectible value of pottery, life in the trading industry as well as what it means to be involved in a long standing family business.
Furthermore, I would like the reader to become engaged enough to feel that they have a TRUSTED source in the Native American Arts Industry. I would like them to feel confident and comfortable in their knowledge of the subject matter so that they too can “Experience the Magic of Southwest Art.”