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Thomas Tenorio is from the Aguilar family of Kewa Pueblo. His name in Keres is U-Nah-Thee-Wah. When he began making pottery he felt that the ancient traditional methods of pottery making was dying within his pueblo so he was inspired to try and resurrect the long lived legacy. Thomas taught himself to make traditional pottery by reading textbooks, conducting one on one interviews with other pottery makers and research. He has won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market for his large scale pottery.

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Tenorio, Thomas – Carved Jar with Bird Medallions (1997)

Thomas Tenorio is from the Aguilar family of Kewa Pueblo.  Amazingly, he taught himself to make pottery!  This jar is from 1997, when he first started making pottery.  The jar is coil built and carved with a cloud design around the neck and medallions around the side.  Each medallion has a bird painted as the design.  There are various colorations of clay used for the jar and the carving is deep and creates a striking appearance.  The piece is signed on the bottom.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
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