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Jemez Pueblo Pottery

The  art of Jemez Pueblo Pottery making was revived in the 1800s after being lost during the Spanish conquest of the American Southwest. After being developed in the tradition style, the pottery has been enhanced over the generations to include several wonderful clay colors and traditional shapes.  Jemez Pueblo Pottery has also been influcenced by later generations by polishing and insizing the pottery, fine line painting, inliad stonework and storyteller figures. The Pueblo of Jemez has a closed village policy due to the lack of tourism facilities and out of respect for the privacy of those who live there. The village is, therefore, open to the public only on Feast Days. The Pueblo now chooses to no longer allow these days to be publicized due to over capacity and for the reasons stated above. Visitors should go to the Walatowa Visitor Center which is open year round. Do not wander around the village.

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Chinana, Lorraine – Bowl with “Op-Art” Butterfly Design

Lorraine Chinana (b. 1955) has been making pottery since 1981.  She learned to make pottery from her grandmother Reyes S. Toya.  This bowl is fully polished and etched into the clay with an “op-art” style of design of butterflies.  Each wing of the butterfly is connected to the next.  It is a delicate but beautiful pattern.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 100.00
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Daubs, Dennis – Jar with Avanyu

Dennis Daubs is known for his intricately incised pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and the imagery is etched into the surface of the clay.  This jar has a water serpent around the shoulder of the piece.  Above and below are eternity belt patterns.  The designs are very intricately etched and note the precision of the lines.

$ 300.00 $ 200.00
Eteeyan, Mary Louise – Bowl with Butterfly Lid

Mary Louise Eteeyan is known for her delicately painted pottery and carved lids.  This bowl is painted around the body of the piece with a kiva step and plant design.  Mary Louise uses classic Jemez clays to create her designs.  The lid has a polished rim and a sculptured butterfly on top.  Note the detail in the design and shape of the butterfly!  The base of the bowl is also fully polished red.

$ 125.00
Eteeyan, Mary Louise – Bowl with Butterfly Lid and Feather Pattern

Mary Louise Eteeyan is known for her delicately painted pottery and carved lids.  This bowl is painted around the body of the piece with a kiva step and plant design.  Mary Louise uses classic Jemez clays to create her designs.  The lid has a polished rim and a sculptured butterfly on top.  Note the detail in the design and shape of the butterfly!  The base of the bowl is also fully polished red.

$ 100.00
Fragua, Glendora – Mini Plate with Dragonflies

This miniature plate by Glendora Fragua is fully polished tan.  It is fully incised on the front with three dragonflies.  There are painted designs on the rim.  The back of the plate has flowers.  The various colors are derived from natural clay slips.  It is signed on the back in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 125.00
Fragua, Glendora – Mini Seedpot with Flowers & Dragonfly

This miniature seedpot by Glendora Fragua is fully polished red.  It is fully incised and has a dragonfly on one side and flowers across the rest of the surface. The flowers and dragonfly are painted with matte clay slips, while there are additional designs etched into the red areas of the seedpot.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 125.00
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Fragua, Glendora – Seedpot with Mimbres Scorpion (1983)

Glendora Fragua is known for her intricately incised pottery.  This piece is from 1983 and is a very early piece of her etched pottery. The bowl is slipped with a micaceous clay and the design it etched into the surface. The imagery is a Mimbres inspired scorpion which is surrounded by traditional pueblo designs.  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 250.00 $ 125.00
Fragua, Glendora – Seedpot with Sun Design (1987)

Glendora Fragua is known for her intricately incised pottery.  This piece is from 1987 and has a sun as the main design.  The sun is set to the left on the piece and the remainder of the medallion is intricately designed.  Note the various levels of etching on the piece which give it depth.  The additional white and black colors are derived from matte clay slips.  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 375.00
Fragua, Glendora – Tall Jar with Dragonflies and Flowers

This tall jar by Glendora Fragua is fully polished brown.  It is fully incised with dragonflies and flowers.  The dragonflies are highlighted with various matte clay slips.  Note as well the dragonflies etched into the rim of the jar!  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 400.00
Fragua, Glendora – Tall Seedpot with Sunface

This miniature seedpot by Glendora Fragua is fully polished red.  It is fully incised and has a sunface on the top as the main design.  The sunface and one of the stars on the side each has inset pieces of turquoise.  The surrounding designs are highlighted with red or black clay slips. The seedpot is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 275.00
Fragua, Glendora – Tall Seepot with Lizard & Flowers

This elongated seedpot by Glendora Fragua is fully polished red.  It is fully incised and has a lizard as the main design.  Surrounding the lizard are various flower deigns both etched and painted on the surface.  Each of the designs is highlighted with red or black clay slips. The seedpot is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 250.00
Fragua, Glendora – Tile with Corn and Butterflies in Frame

This tile by Glendora Fragua is fully polished tan.  It is fully polished and designed.  In the center there is a stalk of corn and a butterfly.  On the sides are flowers and more butterflies.  Around the edge are painted multi-color dots.  The tile is framed in a black fame with green matte.

$ 250.00
Gonzales, Gabriel – Carved Melon Ribbed Bowl

Gabriel Gonzales was known for his deep carved pottery.  This is one of his melon bowls. The bowl is deeply carved with 16 ribs which extend from the rim to the base.  They are each fully polished and swirl around the surface of the bowl.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay.  While Gabriel no longer makes pottery, his work was striking.  This piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
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Toya, Dominique – Red & Mica Melon Ridge Mini Jar

Dominique Toya has created her distinctive style of pottery using native clay and micaceous clay slips for the surface.  This is one of her miniatures. The jar has an asymmetrical shape and around the neck and rim. The top and bottom are fully polished a deep red.  The center of the jar has a single melon ridge which encircles the jar. The area of the rib is slipped with a micaceous clay.  The jar has been traditionally fired and the coloration is striking!  Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!

$ 800.00 $ 525.00
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