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Santa Clara PuebloSanta Clara Pueblo

Traditional Name: Kha'p'oo Owinge (Valley of the Wild Roses.) The Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos, and the people are from the Tewa ethnic group of Native Americans who speak the Tewa language.  The Pueblo is on the Rio Grande, between Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo) to the north and San Ildefonso Pueblo to the south.  Santa Clara Pueblo is famous for producing hand-crafted pottery, specifically blackware and redware with deep engravings. Thanks to cultural pride and a strong sense of identity, the Santa Clara people have retained many of their ancient traditions while integrating with the best of what the majority culture has to offer. The Pueblo has a high regard for education, both the tribal heritage, and modern education.  Santa Clara Pueblo people find employment on the reservation as well as in nearby cities. Some dances and community festivals are open to the public.  In June, St. Anthony’s Feast Day features Comanche Dances.  In August, Harvest Dances and Corn Dances are performed in honor of the patron saint, St. Clare. Regarded as one of the great masters of Pueblo ceramics Margaret Tafoya (1904-2001), a matriarch of Santa Clara Pueblo, is known for her trademark large black polished ceramics.  Margaret decorated with traditional imagery of rain clouds, water serpents, bear paws, and other family symbols.  An award-winning artist, she was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, and a National Heritage Fellowship.  She had twelve children, eight of whom became potters; Virginia Ebelacker, Lee Tafoya, Toni Roller, LuAnn Tafoya, Mela Youngblood, Jennie Trammel, Mary Ester Archuleta and Shirley Tafoya.  Her grandchildren, and today great-grandchildren, carry on the traditions of making pottery.  Margaret was a guardian of traditional pottery making methods and techniques.  She created large storage vessels with stone polished surfaces.  Her carving was done before the piece was polished.  She created her amazing work from the 1920's through the 1980's.

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Archuleta,  Mary Ester – Large Black Mellon Bowl

Mary Ester Archuleta is the second youngest daughter of Margaret Tafoya.  While she no longer makes pottery she was active in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Much of her pottery was inspired by the incised San Juan style of pottery as she married into San Juan and lived there.   This is one of her carved melon bowls.  It is a beautiful shape and highly polished.  There are 21 ribs on the bowl and each is carved into the clay and separated by a matte band.  It is perfectly polished and a stunning black mellon.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Mary E. Archuleta.  It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,275.00
Archuleta,  Mary Ester – Red Bowl with Bear Paws

Mary Ester Archuleta is the second youngest daughter of Margaret Tafoya.  She has never made a lot of pottery and most of it was in the 1970’s and 1980’s. A majority of her pottery was inspired by the incised San Juan style of pottery as she married into San Juan and lived there.  This bowl is a classic round shape with bear paws as the design.  It is perfectly polished and a stunning deep red color.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Mary Archuleta”.  It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,200.00
Archuleta,  Mary Ester – Red Bowl with Walking Bear Paw Design

Mary Ester Archuleta is the second youngest daughter of Margaret Tafoya.  She has never made a lot of pottery and most was in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This is a charming red polished bowl with a “walking bear paw” design which encircles the piece.  The design is deeply carved and there is a cream colored clay slip that is painted into the background area.  It is perfectly polished and a stunning deep red color.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Mary E.  Archuleta.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 400.00
Archuleta,  Mary Ester – Red Jar with Kiva Step Pattern

This is a beautifully shaped jar by Mary Ester Archuleta.  The jar has a round body and a slightly turned out neck.  It is fully polished red and carved around the body with a kiva step design.  The carved areas are polished tan in contrast to the red of the remainder of the jar.  There is also the traditional cream colored slip painted into the carved areas.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Mary E. Archuleta.  It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Mary is the second youngest daughter of Margaret Tafoya.  She married into San Juan Pueblo in the late 1960’s and created most of her pieces in the San Juan inspired style.

$ 1,800.00
Baca, Alvin – Black Melon Jar with 24 Ribs

Alvin Baca is known for his classic melon ribbed jars. This black jar is carved with 24 ribs.  It is fully polished even to the base! The shape is a classic for Alvin with the high shoulders but the use of the rounded neck is a new addition to his style.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 275.00
Baca, Alvin – Miniature 16 Rib Melon Rib Jar

Alvin Baca is known for his classic melon ribbed jars. This red jar is one of his few miniatures.  There are sixteen ribs on the jar.  It is fully polished even to the base! The shape is a classic for Alvin with the high shoulders but the use of the rounded neck is a new addition to his style.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 150.00
Baca, Alvin – Red Melon Jar with 25 Ribs

Alvin Baca is known for his classic melon ribbed jars.   He is a son of noted potter Angela Baca.  This red jar is carved with 25 ribs.  It is fully polished, including the base.  The shape is a classic for Alvin with the high shoulders but the use of the rounded neck is a new addition to his style.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 300.00
Baca, Angela – Red & Tan 24 Rib Melon Bowl

This is a striking carved melon bowl by Angela Baca.  It is highly polished and has has 24 carved ribs. The area between each rib is a very narrow area of matte in contrast to the polished surface.  The use of the matte to separate each of the ribs harkens back to an earlier style of melon bowls.   The bowl is her classic shape with evenly carved ribs and a polished rim.   The highly polished surface and matte areas almost create the appearance of the matte as an indented shadow!  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom  in the clay.

$ 475.00
Baca, Annie –  Mini Bowl with Rain & Prayer Feathers

Annie Baca is a daughter of Cesencia Tafoya and known for her miniature pottery.  This bowl is very highly polished and it is one of her classic shapes with a sharp shoulder.  There are rain and prayer feather patterns painted on the shoulder of the piece.  The glassy shine and tight painting create a beautiful and traditional Santa Clara bowl!

$ 115.00
Baca, Annie –  Mini Oval Bowl

Annie Baca is a daughter of Cesencia Tafoya and known for her miniature pottery.  This oval shaped bowl is very highly polished.  Typical of her work it is formed with a very sharp shoulder.  The designs are painted onto the polished surface.  Looking at the bowl, there are cloud, rain and lightning patterns.  The glassy shine and tight painting create a beautiful and traditional Santa Clara bowl!

$ 125.00
Begay, Jr., Harrison – Brown Jar with Bears

While living at Santa Clara Pueblo, Harrison Begay, Jr. learned to make Santa Clara style carved and polished pottery.  This jar is carved with a story scene.  There are two bears with the stars in the sky. As the jar is turned there are three rows of eagle feathers.  Finally there is a stream, cave and cloud pattern.  It is charming how the imagery changes as the piece is turned.  The designs are either polished or matte, which Harrison alternates to accentuate his imagery. Note as well the style of carving, which has a beveled appearance to the angle of the cuts into the clay. This is a very distinctive style of carving for his pottery.  This jar has been fired brown, so there are some striking color variations as the piece is turned.  Harrison has won numerous awards for his work and continues to be one of the leading innovators in Native American Indian pottery.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 850.00
Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Heartline Horses & Dragonflies

Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery.  This jar is carved with two heartline horses. The “heartline” represent the center and strength of the animal.  As the jar is turned there are feather patterns along with a sun, water and double dragonfly design. The dragonflies tie in perfectly with the heartline horses, as they represent the spiritual messengers.  Note with the horses the cloud patterns by their mouths, connecting them to the dragonflies.  The designs are either polished or matte, which Harrison alternates to accentuate his imagery. Note as well the style of carving, which has a beveled appearance to the angle of the cuts into the clay. This is a very distinctive style of carving for his pottery.  Harrison has won numerous awards for his work and continues to be one of the leading innovators in Native American Indian pottery.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 1,500.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Box with Avanyu

Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fanciful carved pottery and use of unique shapes.  The boxes are inspired by the traditional corn meal boxes which were used ceremonially. Today, few potters consider making boxes, as they are technically so difficult.  This box is very traditional with a water serpent encircling the piece. The avanyu is fully polished and the tongue is slipped with a micaceous clay.  The lid is micaceous with a polished top.  The eye of the avanyu is a single piece of Damale Turquoise inset on the back.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is striking use of traditional designs and form.

$ 3,500.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Box with Foxes

Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fanciful carved pottery and use of unique shapes.  The boxes are inspired by the traditional corn meal boxes which were used ceremonially. Today, few potters consider making boxes, as they are technically so difficult.  This amazing box is a larger size and captures that amazing ability Autumn has to combine her fanciful designs with classic Santa Clara imagery.  This box has a fox craved on one side and it is fully polished.  The head and eyes are highlighted with white a mauve clays.  On either side of the fox are flower patterns which are polished and surrounded by a micaceous clay slip.  The other sides of the box have lightning pattern, rain and additional flower patterns.  Now the corners of the box where the flowers are polished, which is very complicated to achieve a good polish at that angle.  The lid is micaceous and there is a single inset piece of Damale Turquoise on the back of the fox figure.  The fox figure is sculptural and matches the fox on the box.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 6,500.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Box with Rabbits

Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fanciful carved pottery and use of unique shapes.  This box is a difficult shape to create with the flat sides.  The box has four rabbits carved into the side . Each rabbit is different and each is fully polished.  There is an additional white clay slip on the belly of each rabbit. They are surrounded by a micaceous clay  slip.  The top of the box is fully polished and has a rabbit figure.  The rabbit is matte and and has a single piece of Damale Turquoise inset on the back.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is a fanciful piece and yet chariming form and design.

$ 5,500.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Jar with Carved Avanyu

This is a classic water jar shape by Autumn Borts-Medlock.  It is carved then stone polished and fired black. The entire surface is fully carved with a water serpent which encircles the jar.  The body of the avanyu has cloud and rain patterns and there is a beautiful flow of imagery as the piece is turned. The coloration from the firing is also unique, as it is fired black, but in the light has a golden black color!  The glassy polish and the complex carving make this exceptional smaller piece of her pottery.  Note as well the depth of carving for a piece this size!! The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 2,000.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Jar with Pueblo Dragonflies & Lid

This jar by Autumn Borts-Medlock is an exceptional shape with flat sides and a round base.  It is fully carved with Pueblo style dragonflies on two sides. The other two sides have cloud and bird patterns carved into the clay. The entire piece is fully polished with small areas of matte to contrast with the shine of the polish.  The lid is also unusual with a twist for the top and sections on the end which extend down over the side of the jar!  The jar is beautifully stone polished and an exceptional example of Autumn’s innovative style

$ 4,800.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Oval Seedpot with Cloud Designs

Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fanciful carved pottery and use of unique shapes.  This seedpot is oval in shape.  It is fully carved with cloud pattern on one end.  The clouds are polished tan and matte. Above the clouds are circular rain drops and a triangular sun pattern. As the seedpot is turned there is a galaxy style swirling behind the rays of the sun. The bottom has an additional swirl of clouds.  Note the depth of the carving and the various shapes and use of different clay slips.  Exceptional! It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 1,500.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn  – Seedpot with Flowers

Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fanciful carved pottery and use of unique shapes.  This seedpot is fully carved with three flowers as the design.  The flowers are each fully polished and there is a white clay slip used for the center of each.  She has also used a green clay slip for the leaves of the plants.  Separating each fo the flowers are swirling cloud designs.  Above the flowers is a lighting, cloud and rain design polished red.  She has carved her signature “circles” into the clay and they are highlighted with a mauve clay slip.  Note as well how she has used a micaceous clay slip for the background matte area.  This adds just a bit of sparkle to the piece in the right light!  The bowl is nearly completely carved!  In addition, the carving is sharp and it has an amazing feel when it is held.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 2,200.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain  – Elk Skull Jar with Turquoise

This is a extraordinary piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces.  This jar has a carved elk skull which is deeply carved, etched and highlighted with a white clay slip on the front of the piece.  The antlers of the elk are also carved and polished red.  In the center of the skull is a large inset piece of turquoise.  As the jar is turned, the antlers extend to the back and there are two crossed arrows with a single inset piece of turquoise.  The area surrounding the carved surfaces has a micaceous clay slip. The use of the mica is a perfect contrast to the polished surfaces.  The top of the jar is carved with a kiva step pattern.  The scale of the jar along with the complexity of the carving make this a exceptional piece of their art.  Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia.  Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.

$ 6,500.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain  – Large Asymmtrical Figurative Jar

This is a fascinating piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces.  This large jar is very feminine in shape and this follows through to the design.  The jar has a series of women surrounded by large flowers.  The design is intricately carved into the clay.  It is polished red and tan and there are white and purple matte clay areas.  It is definitely a fun and fanciful jar!  The piece was made in 2004 and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  The scale of the jar along with the complexity of the carving make this a exceptional piece of their art.  Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia.  Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.

$ 9,800.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain  – Turtle Tall Kiva Jar

This is a extraordinary piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces.  This jar has kiva steps carved into the rim of the piece. The center of the piece is carved with a flower, which is matte and has small pin-point indentions.  The center of the flower has a turtle and a single inset piece of turquoise on its back.  There are three lightning arrows, which are polished, extruding from the petals of the flower. The remainder of the piece has a micaceous clay slip. The matte, polished and micaceous slipped areas creates a striking appearance for this jar!  Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia.  Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.

$ 3,800.00
Browning, Ashley – “Generation Hands” Digital Photograph

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment or life in contemporary Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called, “Generation Hands”.  It is certainly one of the most powerful of her digital photos.  Ashley says, “The models are  (Top to bottom) Samantha Whitegeese, Mindy Little Yellow Bird, Tina Whitegeese, Michele Tapia Browning and Lu Ann Tafoya.  It is a portrait of four generations of strong women, a Student, a disabled woodworker, a corporate person, an artist and a potter. On their arms is the tewa words that represents their relations to me. So it goes from top to bottom: younger relation (no real tewa word for cousin), relation (no real tewa word for sister), aunt, mother and grandma.”  The original photo was taken and then overlayed with the words in Tewa.   The first in this series won a FirstSecond Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2014. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “Juxtaposition” Digital Photo

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment in Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called, “Juxaposition”.  The model is Samatha Whitegeese (a daughter of Daryl Whitegeese).  Ashley says of this piece, “This photo is about young woman who is balancing her contemporary lifestyle and her traditional pueblo life. It is an everyday challenge that almost every young person deals with while going to school and participating in traditions.”  She took multiple photos of Samantha and combined them together to create this image.  The first in this series won a First Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2013. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “NDN iPhone” Digital Photograph

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment or life in contemporary Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called, “NDN iPhone”.  The hand model is Shaandiin Tome.  Ashley says of this piece, “It has hand drawn icons that are a Native version of iPhone apps, it is placed that are set on top of Montana Tee Pees.  So cool, it should be made into an actual apps.”  Take a closer look a few of the apps, as they certain capture the life of many Native artists.  Ashley certainly has an extraordinary sense of cultural critique in her artwork.  The first in this series won a Second Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2015. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “NDN-opoly” Digital Photograph

Ashley Browning creatively uses her photographic and graphic skills to create imagery that captures a moment or life in contemporary Pueblo culture.  This digital photo is called “NDN-opoly”.  Ashley writes of this piece, “It is a hand drawn illustration of a Native American Monopoly. It represents Pueblos (the Man on the top and the Pueblo homes), Navajos (the man in the middle holding the sheep and fry bread), and Plains Indian (the tee pees). I think this is such a cool idea they should make an actual game!”.  The first in this series won a Second Place at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2015. There are 10 pieces in the edition and it is framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Browning, Ashley – “Paper Doll” Digital Photo

Ashley Browning uses her photographic and innovative graphic skills to create her unique digital photo compositions. This piece is entitled, “Paper Doll” and utilized Leslie Browning Tafoya as the model.  Ashley says of this piece, “After playing with paper dolls as a child, I always wanted to play with a pueblo paper doll, especially a paper doll from my pueblo of Santa Clara. I inspired it from the summer side, where there is a mix of different style and colors.”  The piece is creative with the various traditional clothes from Santa Clara. She ended up dressing the model three different times for the clothing ‘options’.  Native People’s Magazine wrote about Ashely and this piece,

 “I like to make people feel, to remember something—experience something meaningful,” says Ashley Browning, 21, of Pojoaque and Santa Clara pueblos in New Mexico. In 2013 she won first prize at Indian Market for best computer-generated graphics with her “real-life” paper doll, which featured a digitally altered photo of her model with interchangeable traditional and contemporary attire. With it, Browning used the digital present to evoke memories of the previous generation’s analog world.”

The first piece in this series won first place ribbon at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2013.  It is an edition of 10 and framed in a black frame.

$ 325.00
Cain, Linda – Carved Jar with Avanyu

This is a beautifully carved jar by Linda Cain. The jar has a wide shoulder and a short neck.  The design in an avanyu (water serpent), which encircles the piece. The carving is deep and complicated with imagery extending up the neck.  The rim is fully polished while the neck has a micaceous clay slip. There are additional matte areas which are designed as clouds which have a mica slip.  The bottom of the jar is fully polished.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 1,200.00
Cain, Linda – Jar with Avanyu & Rain Drops

This unique shape vessel by Linda Cain.  Linda is a daughter of Mary Cain and the mother of Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.  It is carved with an avanyu on one side, with a very stylized circular appearance.  The opposite side has a water design carved into the clay.  The carved areas are polished red while the remainder of the jar is a matte tan.  The contrast of the matte and polished surfaces creates a striking distinction and emphasizes the imagery.

$ 1,100.00
Cain, Linda – Lidded Square Seedpot with Bird & Clouds

This is an intricately carved square seedpot by Linda Cain.  She is a daughter of Mary Cain and the mother of potters Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock. This seedpot has flat sides and each side is deeply carved with designs.  There is a bird. cloud and rain designs. She has used polished and micaceous surfaces to create visual contrasting with her carved designs.  The top of the seedpot has a flower pattern and the lid is the stem of the flower, creating an unique 3D appearance.  The seedpot is signed on the bottom.

$ 1,800.00
Cain, Linda – Miniature Jar with Avanyu

This is an intricately carved miniature jar by Linda Cain. Linda is a daughter of Mary Cain and the mother of Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.  The jar has a striking round shape with a carved avanyu as the design. The neck is carved with asymmetrical feathers.  She has created a distinctive contrast between the matte and polished surfaces.  For such a small piece, she has carved deeply into the clay, which is always more difficult.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 800.00
Cain, Linda – Mountain Lion Jar

This is one of the larger pieces we have had by Linda Cain.  She is the mother of noted potters Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.  The jar is very deeply carved with two mountain lions as the design.  They are both inside the cave and the tan micaceous rectangular “door” is the opening to the mouth of the cave.  The neck of the jar is also micaceous and the rim of the jar is polished red.  The two mountain lion figures are surrounded by carved geometric patterns.  The contrast of the polished red surface and the micaceous slips is visually striking.  The wonderful story of this jar is certainly enchanting in both the shape and design.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 3,800.00
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Cain, Mary – Engagement Basket with Carved Avanyu

This engagement basket is a classic piece by Mary Cain.  It is fully polished, including the handle!  It is always amazing that the handles don’t crack or break in the polishing or firing process.  The bowl part of the piece is fully carved with a water serpent as the design.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 650.00 $ 400.00
Cain, Mary – Red Bowl with Carved Avanyu

Mary Cain was known for her classic style Santa Clara pottery.  This red bowl is carved with an avanyu which encircles the piece.  There are additional designs to encompass the body as the bowl is turned.  It is highly polished and the background has the traditional cream colored clay slip. It is signed on the bottom, “Mary Cain”.    It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 400.00
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Cain, Mary – Wedding Vase with Carved Avanyu

This wedding vase is a classic piece by Mary Cain.  It is fully polished, including the handle!  It is always amazing that the handles don’t crack or break in the polishing or firing process.  The body of the piece is fully carved with a water serpent.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Mary is the matriarch of a family of potters including children Linda Cain, Tina Diaz and grandchildren Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.

$ 650.00 $ 500.00
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Chavarria, Denise – Lightning Rib Melon jar

Denise Chavarria is a daughter of noted potter Stella Chavarria and a granddaughter of Christina Naranjo.  This jar has vertical melon ribs. On one section there is a Lightning band. The jar is highly polished and fired it a deep black.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 150.00 $ 100.00
Chavarria, Harvey & Debra Trujillo – Flat Seedpot with Pueblo Dancer (1984)

This is an intricate seedpot by Debra Trujillo (Duwyenie) and Harvey Chavarria.   The seedpot has a pueblo dancer etched into the clay holding a medicine wheel. There is an inset piece of turquoise representing the belt buckle on the figure.  This round flat shape of seepot is one that was stylized by Debra & Harvey for their work.   The piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 325.00
Chavarria, Harvey & Debra Trujillo – Seedpot with Hummingbird (1983)

This seedpot is by Debra Trujillo (Duwyenie) and Harvey Chavarria.  It is dated “8-16-83”, which means it was made for Santa Fe Indian Market in 1983.  The piece is a very round seedpot with a incised hummingbird and flowers as the design.  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 225.00
Curran, Dolores – Large Box with Butterflies and Bear Lid

This is an extraordinary box by Dolores Curran.  She continues to create intricately incised and painted pottery.  This piece combines both the incised polychrome pottery inspired by her late husband, Alvin Curran, and her delicately painted buff-on-red style. The painted areas of the box are amazingly time consuming, as everything has to  be repainted at least four times for the color to appear solid!  The outside of the box is fully polished and has a butterfly pattern surrounded by cloud, rain and feather designs.  Note the very tiny but very intricately painted rain clouds!  The top of the box has an incised polychrome avanyu and the remainder is polished and painted.  The rim of the lid has a feather pattern separated by a mountain and rain design.  The center of the box is a fully polished bear.  The area around the bear is also fully painted with rain designs.  Again, on the bear, note the tiny heartline!  The heartline signifies the center of the bear and its healing strength.  The “surprise” of the box is the inside of the lid, which is fully incised and painted with various clay slips.  Note the depth of the incised designs on the butterfly and the swirl of the outside pattern.  It is simply extraordinary  detail and imagery!  The box is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 2,500.00
Curran, Dolores – Large Jar with Sun & Moon Design, Bear Lid

Dolores Curran contineus to create intricately incised and painted pottery.  She was inspired to create these red polychrome incised and painted by her husband, Alvin Curran.  He was known for his incised San Juan style pottery in the 1990’s.  This is one of her larger pieces and it is extraordinary in its design!  The jar has a polished neck and base.  Around the center of the piece it is fully designed.  Just above the shoulder is an incised water serpent (avanyu).  It is slipped with a red clay and surrounded by a micaceous clay.  Around the side there are very intricately incised feathers, each with additional designs from cloud to lightning to rain patterns.  Opposite from one another are a sun and moon pattern.  The sun has the red face and the moon the white.  All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips. All the designs are incised (cut very shallow) into the clay!  They are then highlighted with the clay slips.  Near the base, there are little red-on-red dragonflies painted on the jar.  The lid is fully polished and has a micaceous clay slipped bear on the top.  On the polished part of the lid there is a water pattern and a little old style dragonfly!  Amazing detail and imagery!  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 4,000.00
de la Cruz, Juan and Lois Gutierrez  – Grandmother Spider & Blue Corn Sisters Jar

Juan Cruz is creating some beautifully painted polychrome pottery.  He is a son of noted potter Lois Gutierrez.  Lois made the jar and Juan, who is noted for his illustrations, painted the design using natural clay slips..  The jar is a classic water jar with a low shoulder and elongated neck.  Juan wrote a description of the jar as follows,

“This piece depicts a scene from a story of the two Blue Corn sisters who receive a special song that Grandmother Spider promises to bestow upon them.  It relates how the song they were taught was sung: Formerly we were Blue Corn women, now we are Morning Star.  With this song and other aid provided by Grandmother Spider, they were prepared for the forthcoming battle.”

The jar is truly polychrome (more than three colors of clay).  Note the intricacy of the painted designs and especially how he depicts Grandmother Spider with her basket and the web.  There is an open section of the jar and the intricate designs and the Blue Corn are tightly painted and utilize a variety of colors. There is simply a striking flow of design as the jar is turned and captures the sophistication of Juan’s painting style.  The jar has been traditionally fired outdoor and overall is a striking coloration.  It is signed on the indented bottom of the jar by both Juan and Lois.  The description is written on the back of a hand painted graphic of a Pueblo woman.  What a phenomenal addition to this piece and the painting helps to better understand how exceptional Juan is with his art.

$ 1,000.00
de la Cruz, Juan and Lois Gutierrez  – The Potters at the Well

Juan Cruz is creating some beautifully painted polychrome pottery.  He is a son of noted potter Lois Gutierrez.  Lois made the jar and Juan, who is noted for his illustrations, painted the design using natural clay slips..  The jar is an elegant wide shoulder jar with a low shoulder and sloping neck neck.  Juan wrote a description of the jar as follows,

“This piece depicts a gathering of women and children at a spring; collecting water with their clay vessels and gourd ladles.  Between the two central figures of the piece is the stylized representation of the spring with accompanying plant and insect life sprouting forth from its abundance!”

The jar is truly polychrome (more than three colors of clay).  Note the intricacy of the painted designs and especially the figures.  They are each distinctive in stance or dress. Each piece of pottery is also different with variations in color, shape or design.  The background designs of the dragonflies and how they connect to the sashes of the various women is a symbolically beautiful part of this story.  The jar has been traditionally fired outdoor and overall is a striking coloration.  It is signed on the indented bottom of the jar by both Juan and Lois.  The description is written on the back of a hand painted graphic of a Pueblo woman and child.  What a phenomenal addition to this piece and the painting helps to better understand how exceptional Juan is with his art.

$ 1,100.00
Diaz, Tina – Red & Tan Jar with Avanyu

Tina Diaz has skillfully created her own unique style of carving pottery.  She is one of only a handful of Santa Clara potters who has mastered the technique of polishing her pottery tan.  The tan is the natural color of the clay and the most difficult to polish to achieve a high shine.  This red and tan jar with a as a classic avanyu (water serpent) encircling the piece.  It is intricately carved with elaborate designs for the body of the piece.  Note the various sections which create swirls and various angles for the design.   It is always technically difficult to carve such sharp angles and delicate edges into the clay.  The background has the traditional cream colored slip, which few potters use today because it is difficult to apply.

$ 700.00
Diaz, Tina – Red & Tan Jar with Rain & Prayer Feather Pattern

Tina Diaz has skillfully created her own unique style of carving pottery.  She is one of only a handful of Santa Clara potters who has mastered the technique of polishing her pottery tan.  The tan is the natural color of the clay and the most difficult to polish to achieve a high shine.  This red and tan jar is fully carved with very sharp geometric patterns.  The jar has rain patterns which are the melon ribs extending across the design.  The remainder of the piece consists of tan polished prayer feather patterns. The number of individual sections makes this a very complex piece for both carving and polishing!  It is always technically difficult to carve such sharp angles and delicate edges into the clay.  The background has a red colored slip for contrast with the tan.  The piece is signed on the bottom, “Tina Diaz”. 

$ 600.00
Diaz, Tina – Red & Tan Jar with Rain Swirls

Tina Diaz has skillfully created her own unique style of carving pottery.  She is one of only a handful of Santa Clara potters who has mastered the technique of polishing her pottery tan.  The tan is the natural color of the clay and the most difficult to polish to achieve a high shine.  This red and tan jar is fully carved with a rain swirl design on one side polished tan. There is a stylized bird next in tan with a red lightning pattern.  Next is a cloud near neck neck with rain and plant designs near the base.  Finally there is a fed polished lightning pattern as the design returns to the tan rain swirls.  This jar is very intricately carved with elaborate designs for the body of the piece.  Note the various sections which create swirls and various angles for the design.   It is always technically difficult to carve such sharp angles and delicate edges into the clay.  The background has the traditional cream colored slip, which few potters use today because it is difficult to apply.

$ 1,000.00
Duwyenie, Debra – Seedpot with Sunface

Debra Duwyenie is well known for her wonderful miniatures and incised designs.  Each piece is stone polished and then it is etched before it is fired!  This seedpot was made by Preston Duwyenie (her husband) and Debra polished the central medallion while the remainder of the piece is slipped with a micaceous clay.  The design on the medallion is a sunface surrounded by a feather pattern.  Around the outside are cloud designs.  Note that the lighter red matte areas are where Debra has only etched away the polished surface but not down as far as the tan color of the clay.  Debra is attentive to the little details, like the background tan area where she tightly etches the vertical lines to accentuate the polished design.

$ 375.00
Duwyenie, Debra & Preston – Seedpot with Hummingbirds, Sun & Silver Lid

Debra Duwyenie is well known for her wonderful miniatures and incised designs. Each piece is stone polished and then it is etched before it is fired! This seedpot is a larger piece for Debra and amazingly complicated with its designs!  The matte red areas are parts of the design in which the polished slip is scratched away leaving the matte red.  Note in the tan area of the background that more deeply incised lines.  The complexity of the design is amazing on this piece, especially how the flowers and bird wings all seem to interconnect!  There are birds and flower across the entire surface of the piece. On one side is a sun or Tewa design with the surrounding feather pattern and the opposite has a rainbow.  The lid is made by Preston Duwyenie.  It is silver cast against cuttlefish bone to create the design.  The bottom of the silver lid and the bottom of the seedpot are both signed.  It is stunning in the complexity, polishing and complement of the lid with the imagery on the piece!

$ 1,100.00
Duwyenie, Debra & Preston – Seedpot with Turtles and Silver Lid

Debra Duwyenie is well known for her wonderful miniatures and incised designs. Each piece is stone polished and then it is etched before it is fired! This seedpot has a feather pattern on the top. There are various fish and  turtles as the design below.  Each of the turtles has a different design on the back.  Note the one with the wavy lines, that one is meant to represent Preston Duwyenie, her husband, who is known for his “shifting sand” pottery.  Note that the lighter red matte areas are where Debra has only etched away the polished surface but not down as far as the tan color of the clay. Debra also pays close attention to the little details like the tan background area and how evenly she etches the vertical lines.  The lid is made by her husband Preston.  It is case from cuttlefish bone and cast in silver.  It has the same “shifting sand” style pattern as the back of the one turtle. The bottom of the lid is stamped with Preston’s hallmark.

$ 950.00
Duwyenie, Debra & Preston – Shoulder Jar with Turtles

This jar was made by Perston Duwyenie and polished and incised by Debra Duwyenie.  The jar is one of Preston’s classic wide shoulder pieces with the asymmetrical mouth.  The body of the piece is slipped with a red micaceous clay.  The top of the shoulder has been fully polished and etched by Debra.  There are 7 larger turtles and 6 smaller ones. Each turtle has a different design on the back.  Note that there is always one which represent Preston with the wavy lines on the back (for his shifting sand designs).  There are stars surrounding the turtles as they are swimming!  It is a beautifully designed piece and complex in the variety of designs.  The jar is signed on the bottom with Preston’s hallmark and Debra’s name.

$ 1,200.00
Ebelacker, James – Double Shoulder Water Jar

James Ebelacker is a son of noted potter Virginia Ebelacker and a grandson of Margaet Tafoya.  He is known for his larger vessels, but this is one of his few smaller pieces. It is a classic double shoulder water jar.  It is very highly polished and has the classic rainbow ridge for the double shoulder. The jar is polished to a very high shine and traditionally fired black.  Even the inside of the neck is polished!  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 575.00
Ebelacker, James – Long Neck Jar with Kiva Design

James Ebelacker is a son of noted potter Virginia Ebelacker.  He is known for his large vessels and beautifully polished pottery. This long neck jar is a graceful shape with a low shoulder and slightly turned out rim.  The design is a kiva step pattern which is carved into the clay.  Note the beauty of the polishing and depth of the carving.  James also polished the inside of the neck, which is always technically more difficult.

$ 2,000.00
Ebelacker, Jason –  Jar with Swirling Cloud Designs

Jason Ebelacker is a son of Richard Ebelacker, a grandson of Virginia Ebelacker and a great-grandson of Margaret Tafoya.  Jason is known for his traditional pottery shapes.  This jar has a classic water jar form with the low shoulder and slightly turned out rim. It is deeply carved with a swirling cloud pattern which extends from the rim to the sharp shoulder. The carving is deep and the jar is fully polished.   The entire piece has to polished at one time and it has a high shine and great angle of reflection from the shape.   Jason is certainly one of the younger potters to watch!

$ 1,200.00
Ebelacker, Jason –  Wide Rainbow Ridge Shoulder With Long Neck

Spectacular!  This jar by Jason Ebelacker is an extraordinary vessel, which finds its reference in a very historical form. There are classic Santa Clara jars made by Jason’s great-great grandmother SaraFina Tafoya, which had a low shoulder and a “triple” rainbow band.  Each band circles out from the neck of the jar, almost as if they are ripples in water.  Jason has created this form with a very flat and wide base.  each ridge is just a bit higher than the next and the jar has an elongated neck.  The neck is just slightly flared out and it is even polished on the inside!  There are bear paws carved into the clay on both sides, signifying the significance of the jar has a water vessel.  Note as well the exceptionally stone polished surface. The time to polish the various levels of the jar and achieve such a dynamic polish is something few potters are able to achieve today.  How well is the jar polished, note in the photo how the neck is reflected onto the shoulder!  Yes, stunning!  Jason is a son of noted potter Richard Ebelacker and grandson of Virginia Ebelacker.  Jason has won numerous awards for his pottery and continues to be one of the important younger potters to watch.  Pottery at this level of creativity and quality are certainly a reflection of both his talent and the future!

$ 2,200.00
Ebelacker, Jason – Red Carved Box with Avanyu & Avanyu Lid

This is an exceptional lidded box by Jason Ebelacker.  He is a son of Richard Ebelacker and grandson of Virginia Ebelacker.  Jason has been focusing on traditional shapes for his pottery.  This box is fully carved around the side with a water serpent (avanyu) design, which encircles the entire piece.  It is difficult to create boxes, especially larger ones, as the flat sides tend to crack in drying and firing.  The design here flows around the surface and yet changes in each panel! It is beautifully designed. The surprise to the piece is the lid, where he has carved in reverse another water serpent! The polishing and clean carved lines are striking on the piece.   Jason is certainly one of the younger potters to watch!

$ 2,100.00
Ebelacker, Richard –  Mini Carved Jar with Lightning Design

This is one of the few miniatures we have seen by Richard Ebelacker.  Richard was known for his very large vessels so it was unusual to see one of his miniatures.  This jar is in the shape of a water jar and has a carved lightning pattern around the shoulder.  The entire piece is fully polished and fired a deep black.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Richard Ebelacker”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Richard was the eldest grandson of Margaret Tafoya and a son of Virginia Ebelacker.  He learned to make pottery from Margaert and won numerous awards for his pottery.

$ 400.00
Ebelacker, Richard – Fully Carved Tall Jar with Avanyu

This large cylinder shaped jar by Richard Ebelacker is a technically difficult form to create using the coil method for building the jar. The difficulty arises from trying to make the walls so straight and even!  The jar was then carved with a water serpent (avanyu) as the design.  Richard often carved with a distinctive flare to his designs as they flowed and undulated around the bowl creating equally beautiful designs no matter which way the piece is turned.  The jar was then stone polished and traditionally fired.  This jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 5,500.00
Ebelacker, Sarena  – “Lightning Lace” Bowl

This bowl by Sarena Ebelacker is deeply carved.  It has a square feather pattern around the neck and a stylized lightning bolt carved into the clay.  The lightning is a micaceous clay while the remainder of the piece is polished red. Sarena is a daughter of noted potter James Ebelacker, a granddaughter of Virginia Ebelacker and a great-granddaughter of Margaret Tafoya.  Her pottery uses traditional techniques but with a contemporary appearance. 

$ 275.00
Eckelberry, Victor – Jar with Carved Avanyu

Victor Eckelberry is known for his deeply carved pottery.  This wide shoulder jar has a carved water serpent (avanyu), encircling the piece.  The neck has a water design.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 225.00
Folwell, Jody –  “Hopi Snake Dance” Vessel

Spectacular!  This is phenomenal vessel by Jody Folwell for the show, “Peering Through Taos Light”. This piece was inspired by an E.I Couse painting entitled, “Moki Snake Dance”. Jody took the idea to a masterful level. The vessel itself was fully coil built. She then wet the top and bottom so that the clay dissolved.  The remaining piece was then fired.  Jody said that she wanted to create a appearance of the piece being a piece of masonry or an old adobe brick, from a wall at Hopi.  Given the shape she created, she then painted her version of the Couse “Snake Dance” painting on one side.  The opposite side has a Hopi bird pattern. The form, concept and color all work perfectly on this piece. It is signed..well, it is signed on the painting, of course!

$ 7,250.00
Folwell, Jody – Asymmetric Bowl with Corn Designs

Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs.  This is a classic style for her pottery with a fully polished surface and the asymmetrical mouth.  The rim of the mouth extends down to the shoulder and it is fully polished. The designs are etched into the surface of the clay and various etching techniques are used to create the coloration.  The corn plant pattern is the main imagery and it is surrounded by cloud, rain and Pueblo designs.  The various colorations from black to dark red are all from the traditional outdoor firing.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jody”.

$ 600.00
Folwell, Jody – Avanyu Bowl with Flower & Avanyu

Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs.  This bowl is one of her classicforms with an asymmetrical polished rim.  The design on one side is a water serpent pattern which is etched into the clay.  The opposite side has a flower motif in the clay.   The bowl is fired brown with various colorations from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,000.00
Folwell, Jody – Jar with Avanyu/Lizard

Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs.  This bowl is one of her unique shapes with with an asymmetrical rim, a round body and one flat side!  The flat side has the etched design.  Jody says the figure is a cross between a water serpent and a lizard.  There are additional corn and star patterns on the side.   The jar is fired brown with various colorations from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
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Folwell, Jody – Jar with Figures, River and Tree

This is a fascinating jar from Jody Follwell. The shape is one of her distinctive water jar with a wide shoulder and elongated neck. The jar is polished red around the neck and base while it is matte tan around the shoulder. The jar is designed with both etched and incised imagery.  Around the neck of the jar is female figure sitting by a tree along with a ground hog. Around the shoulder is a figure floating in a river surrounded by fish.  There are also additional feather and star patterns which are etched into the clay.  The bottom of the jar is fully polished and it is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.

$ 1,500.00 $ 1,000.00
Folwell, Jody – Large NW Coast Design Bowl (1999)

Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs.  This a massive piece of her pottery with her classic shape and style.  The rim is asymmetrical and it is polished.  The body of the bowl is rag polished so that it has a slight shine but not as much as the polished surface.  The neck of the bowl is etched with a series of Northwest Coast inspired fish.  They are each intricately designed with both Northwest Coast and Pueblo imagery on the body.  There is a beauty to the flow of the designs on the rim of this jar.  It is not often that she makes such large vessels and they are perfect in thickness and form.  Jody was one of the first Pueblo potters to be begin using Northwest Coast designs after visits to the area.   It is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 6,800.00
Folwell, Jody – Small Jar with Feather Design

Jody Folwell is known for her creative pottery shapes and designs.  This bowl is one of her few miniatures.  The jar is highly polished and etched with a feather pattern around the body of the piece.  There are both larger and smaller feathers along with the Folwell family “x”.  The various colors on the surface are from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
Folwell, Jody & Susan – Asymmetrical Jar with Fish

Jody Folwell and her daughter Susan are each well known for their innovative pottery.  It is always interesting to see what they will create when they collaborate on their work.  This large jar was made by Jody and designed by Susan.  From the rim to the top of the shoulder it is polished.  The asymmetrical rim gives the idea of waves with the imagery of the fish below.  Around the top of the shoulder Susan has incised  a water, rain and lightning design.  The body of the jar is matte and etched with various salmon.  Each is slipped green and they have various Santa Clara designs on their bodies.  The entire piece is traditionally fired and a great coloration!

$ 2,400.00
Folwell, Kaa – Bowl with Graffiti Design

Kaa Folwell is one of the exciting young potters working today. This jar has an asymmetrical shape around the rim. The coloration is achieved by polishing the top and bottom areas red and the center tan.  The area around the shoulder is fully incised with “graffiti” designs.  There is a striking flow of design and the various levels of design.  It is a beautiful balance of color, form and design.  We are excited to see more from this young potter!

$ 400.00
Folwell, Kaa – Double Avanyu Jar

Kaa Folwell is one of the exciting young potters working today. This is an exceptional piece of her pottery.  The round jar is fully polished to a high shine. There are two avanyu encircling the jar. One has a Santa Clara style horn and the other a San Ildefonso style.  They are etched into the clay and then painted with a matte clay slip. There are the Folwell family “x’s” placed around the jar as well. The piece is a striking combination of shape, polish and design. We are excited to see more from this young potter!

$ 800.00
Folwell, Kaa – Lightning Jar

Kaa Folwell is one of the exciting young potters working today. This jar has a distinctive shape with the sharp shoulder and the square mouth. The designs are carved into the clay and then there are additional areas of sgraffito.  The lightning patterns flow across the surface in a very organic manner. There are the Folwell family “x’s” etched and incised in sections around the jar as well. The piece is a striking combination of shape, polish and design. We are excited to see more from this young potter!

$ 575.00
Folwell, Polly Rose – Bowl with Bird Wing Designs

Polly Rose Folwell is known for use of classic designs on her traditional inspired Santa Clara pottery. This bowl is coil built and fired brown.  The designs are bird wing patterns inspired from various pueblos.  The pattern on the top of the bowl has both painted and linear patterns, reminiscent of San Ildefonso pottery.  The central area has Hopi style bird wings.  The base has Acoma style bird wing patterns.  It is interesting how she has brought all these together in one piece and contrasts the various styles.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay. .

$ 600.00
Folwell, Susan – “From Horse to Train” Jar

Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery. Her work in native clay and traditional designs, but she is constantly experimenting with techniques and clays.  This jar is rag polished, so that the surface has a satin sheen.  The design is an incised train which encircles the neck.  Note the detail and the precision in the train!  There are also “x’s” for the stars above the train. On the remainder of the jar there are horses, which she uses a stamp and applies them in ink, clay and mica.  The unique shape of the jar, with the low shoulder and asymmetrical rim, are part of the innovative clay work in her pottery.

$ 975.00
Folwell, Susan – “Hennings at Sunset in the Show” Jar

Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery.  This jar is part of her series for, “Peering through Taos Light”.  The focus is on Susan re-interpreting the work of the Taos Society of Artists. This jar is inspired by the painting “Passing By” by Ernest Hennings.  Susan says of this piece,

“In the painting, it is a scene with the two women walking down the lane. When I was working on this jar in Taos, it was the first snow of the season.  I deiced to make it a snow scene instead of an autumn scene.

The color of the jar is the key to this piece.  It captures the mood of the sky after a snow and at sunset.  The piece is mostly matte, with a single band of the Folwell family “x’s” etched into the clay.  The figures are painted but note the use etching around the plants, which gives them just a slight sense of relief.   Sometimes less is more and the strength of the design is powerful enough for the jar.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 4,500.00
Folwell, Susan – “The Vanishing”

This jar by Susan Folwell is is extraordinary in both concept and design. The jar is entitled “The Vanishing” and it is inspired by the E.I. Couse “Hunter and Deer” painting.  Susan says of this piece,

“This is an important piece for me.  Here, the hunter is not looking for animals but he is peering into the vanishing place of Native Americans in the world. It show how his world is being taken over by the cities. The style of the rim, which I build and then put back into water to have give it an ancient appearance, reflects the vanishing of the ancient cultures in the same way.  Old gives way to new.”

The rim of the jar was wet after it was made so that it would “crackle” and have an older appearance. Susan then adds a fixative so that it will not further “erode” after the firing. The body of this jar is striking with the double under belly and the painting of the city below the hunter. The color, motion, movement and message are all stunning and cohesive on this jar.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 4,900.00
Folwell, Susan – Asymmetrical Jar with Birds & Dragons

This is an exceptional piece by Susan Folwell.  The jar is asymmetrical in form with a section in which the clay is pushed inward. The jar itself is part of a series where Susan broke the piece into sections and reassembled it.  Each section connects to the next and in terms of her designs.  There are interconnected birds and dragons which swirl around the piece.  Susan has long been interested in and influenced by Asian art.  For her, the dragons and “avanyu” are often interchangable images.  The jar is tan polished and the open space has her signature, “x” design.  The various colors are derived from natural clay slips.  The shape and design create a beautiful poetic motion in this jar!  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It has been in numerous museum exhibitions, including most recently the “Between Two Worlds” at the Phoenix Airport Museum.

$ 5,000.00
Folwell, Susan – Jar with Carved Frogs

This is an intricately carved and designed jar from Susan Folwell.  The jar has the opening off to one side and the shape is nearly perfectly round. The top has a series of frogs which are carved into the clay.  Near the shoulder there is also a carved band of geometric rain, cloud and lightning designs.  Note around the frogs the round bubbles which are also carved into the clay!  Below the shoulder the entire surface is fully polished and incised with “x’s”, which are a Folwell family design.  The various color and the complexity of design on this piece reflect the technical strength in Susan’s pottery!

$ 2,200.00
Folwell, Susan – Lidded Jar with Carved Birds

Susan Folwell combines classic imagery with her own contemporary style of shape and design. This tall jar has carved birds in the center of the design.  They are polished tan and the bodies of the birds are carved at various levels, giving them a very distinctive appearance.  The color variation on the wings is from the traditional firing.  The jar itself is slipped with a pinkish colored clay and there are additional birds painted onto the surface.  The lid sits on the top of the jar and its shape is meant to evoke the classic Hopi style bird.  The various colors and use of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly on this piece.  Susan’s pottery is meant to not only connect with us visually, but also with touch and meant to make us think.

$ 3,300.00
Folwell, Susan – Northwest Coast & Pueblo Design Bowl

Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery. Her work in native clay and traditional designs, but she is constantly experimenting with techniques and clays.  This is one of her pieces inspired by the designs of the Northwest Coast.  The bowl is fully polished and has etched and painted Northwest coast and Pueblo designs around the surface. The various designs create a beautiful visual quilt of patterns as the bowl is turned. The piece was traditionally fired, which resulted in the black areas near the rim.  Just below the shoulder are the Folwell family “x’s”.  The bowl is signed on the bottom.

$ 900.00
Folwell, Susan – Winter Canteen with Sikyatki and Pueblo Designs

Susan Folwell is one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery.  This canteen is a larger piece of her pottery. The canteen is designed in the “old style” with the raised central area, representing the “navel” of the vessel. The front is painted with a cloud and snow pattern inspired by Sikyatki designs.  The back has additional cloud and snow designs along with the Folwell family “x” pattern. The base of the canteen is white and the designs are all painted in brown and gold.  The snow patterns and coloration create this unique “winter canteen”.  The form is designed with clay “loops” which allow for a leather strap to be run through them.  Susan also carved the wood stopper for the canteen!  The jar is signed on the back and can either be laid flat or vertically in a stand.

$ 3,600.00
Garcia, Effie  – Bowl with Eternity Band Design

This bowl by Effie Garcia  is her classic shape with a narrow base and wide shoulder.  The bowl is deeply carved with an eternity band as the pattern. The design reaches above the shoulder in a sharp edge and then curves in on itself creating the “eternity” pattern.  Note the depth of the carving and how she has outlined the design with the clay for emphasis.  The surface is stone polished and the piece is traditionally fired.

$ 400.00
Garcia, Effie  – Kiva Step and Bird Wing Bowl

This bowl by Effie Garcia  is her classic shape with a narrow base and wide shoulder.  The bowl is deeply carved with a series of kiva step patterns which are separated by bird wing designs.  Note the depth of the carving and how she has outlined the design with the clay for emphasis.  The surface is stone polished and the piece is traditionally fired.

$ 400.00
Garcia, Effie – Bowl with Avanyu & Lightning Designs

This  bowl by Effie Garcia has a carved avanyu (water serpent) as the design.  The water serpent is a classic design which tells the story of how the avanyu saves the village during a flood. It is a striking design which has deeply carved lightning and rain patterns which can be seen as the bowl is turned.  Note the depth of the carving and how she has outlined the design with the clay for emphasis.

$ 450.00
Garcia, Effie – Bowl with Carved Avanyu

This  bowl by Effie Garcia has a carved avanyu (water serpent) as the design.  It is a striking varied design which changes as the bowl is turned.  Note the depth of the carving and how she has outlined the design with the clay for emphasis.

$ 475.00
Garcia, Effie – Large Bowl with Eternity Design

This  bowl by Effie Garcia is larger than her usual pieces.  It is fully polished and carved down from the neck to below the shoulder. The design is an “eternity” pattern which is replicated around the surface of the piece.  It is very deep and evenly carved and the design is outlined on the edges.  The high polish and angle from the shoulder make this a distinctive bowl.

$ 800.00
Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – Bowl with Antelope

This is one of the larger pieces we have had by Gloria Garcia.  It is fully polished red and then incised with antelope as the design.  There is a whole herd of antelope and they are highlighted with a white clay slip.  Around the mouth of the bowl there is a sun pattern and it is highlighted with blue.  There is wonderful detail on the various antelope on this piece!  It is signed on the bottom, “Golden Rod”.

$ 975.00
Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – Bowl with Buffalo

This bowl  by Gloria Garcia is fully polished  and etched with one of her more realistic scenes.  There are seven buffalo on this piece.  Each of the buffalo is detailed with design and there are additional cloud and lightning designs surrounding them. There is an additional white clay slip used as part of the lightning design in the sky.  This bowl is very highly polished and fired a deep red. It is signed on the bottom with her Tewa name “GoldenRod”.

$ 550.00
Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – Bowl with Fish & Turtles

This bowl by Gloria Garcia is fully polished and fired black. The design is a series of fish and turtles. They are intermixed as they swim around the surface of the piece.  There are additional areas with a red clay slip in contrast to the polished black.  Gloria’s combination of polishing and etched designs is always striking.  This piece is signed on the bottom with her Tewa name “GoldenRod”.

$ 625.00
Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – Bowl with Flighty Birds

This bowl by Gloria Garcia is fully polished and fired black. The design is a series of birds encircling the piece.  There are a variety of birds from quail to pheasants. They are standing, walking, running and flying.  It is a charming design and highlighted in areas with a red clay slip.  Gloria’s combination of polishing and etched designs is always striking.  This piece is signed on the bottom with her Tewa name “GoldenRod”.

$ 625.00
Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – Seedpot with Howling Coyote

This miniature seedpot by Gloria Garcia is fully polished and fired black. The design is a coyote howling at a Tewa style moon.  Note the addition of the dots of turquoise clay slip in the design surrounding the coyote!  Gloria’s combination of polishing and etched designs is always striking.  This piece is signed on the bottom with her Tewa name “GoldenRod”.

$ 250.00
Garcia, Jason – “A New Hope” Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia has two boys standing on the kiva (the underground room where traditional Pueblo ceremonies take place) in front of the Kiva ladder.  The is an older boy and his younger brother.  Jason said that this tile reminded him of his older brother, who passed away when Jason was just a small boy.  Here the two boys are looking off into the distance with a rather sentimental placement of the older brother standing behind and looking over his younger brother. The “New Hope” title comes from Star Wars, where Luke Skywalker is placed in much the same position, looking off into the future.  Each tile is hand built and made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay.

$ 800.00
Garcia, Jason – “Anasazi Gothic” Clay Tile

This large tile by Jason Garcia is entitled, “Anasazi Gothic”.  Of course it is a play on Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”.  Here, the Ancestral Puebloan couple are holding an hoe and a jar.  Behind them is a cliff dwelling, which is intricately painted.  The colors are all derived from natural clay slips and the tile is made from native clay.  The tile is signed on the back with Jason’s name in Tewa.

$ 900.00
Garcia, Jason – “Corn Maiden #9” Clay Tile

This tile by Jason Garica is part of his Corn Maiden series which features young women in traditional dress for the Corn Dance and placing them in a modern context.  This tile has a young Corn Maiden holding a lollipop in her hand. He has created an image both innocent and seductive.  Note the detail in the tablita on her head!   In the background is the kiva ladder and a traditional raincloud.  His piece is signed with his Tewa name, Okuu Pin, which means Turtle Mountain.  This tile is hand built from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay.

$ 900.00
Garcia, Jason – “Corn Maiden Dancers” Box

This box by Jason Garcia has four scenes, each painted with native clays. They depict the Corn Maiden Dancers in each scene.  Jason was inspired to create these images based on the fine line between the traditional ceremonies in the village and seeing the same dancers just off the plaza in daily activities. It’s that blend of modern and ancient which permeates each scene.  On this box, each of the grirls is on her cell phone.  One taking a photo, another texting, and the other two taking calls.  Note in the background area the kiva ladder, the church, and the TV antenna.  The TV antenna and the satellite dish are a humorous inference to “St. Clair”, the patron saint of Santa Clara village, but also televisions.  Note as well the complexity in the painted designs on each of the tablitas and the shawls. Jason continues to be one of the exciting innovators in Pueblo pottery. .

$ 1,200.00
Garcia, Jason – “Summer + Winter” Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is part of his Corn Maiden series which features young women in traditional dress for the Corn Dance and placing them in a modern context.  This tile has a young Corn Maiden dancer and a young man, who are from the two major clans at Santa Clara.  One is Summer and the other is Winter.  This is somewhat of a “Romeo and Juliet” type of story, as Summer and Winter clans aren’t supposed to intermarry.  However, he has definitely captured them with a very amorous look!  Note as well the TV antennae in the background (a nod to St. Claire, the patron saint of television and Santa Clara Pueblo).  There is also a traditional rain cloud up in the sky and the kiva ladder off to the left.  Each piece is a hand built clay tile, made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay.

$ 950.00
Garcia, Jason – “Summertime” Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is part of his Corn Maiden series which features young women in traditional dress for the Corn Dance and placing them in a modern context.  This tile has two Tewa women relaxing in the river during the summer.  The pueblo can be seen in the background and there is the traditional rain cloud in the sky.  Each piece is a hand built clay tile, made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay.  Jason has won numerous awards for his pottery and paintings, including “Best of Paintings” at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2016!

$ 800.00
Garcia, Jason – “The Potter” Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is entitled, “The Potter – Kha Po Owinge“. Kha Po Owinge is the Tewa name for Santa Clara pueblo.  Here there is an interesting contrast of with the detail of the woman carrying her pottery in a basket and in her hand with the linear outline of the building in the background.  There is amazing detail in her shawl, face and pottery which stand out against the starkness in her surroundings.  Each tile is hand built and made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay.

$ 650.00
Garcia, Jason – Four Corn Maidens Box

While Jason Garcia is known for his tiles, he also creates a few boxes and jars each year.  This box is one that has four corn maidens painted, with one on each side.  They are painted in the old “two dimensional” style of Santa Clara art and each of the Corn Maidens represents a different directions (North, South, East, West) based on the color (Blue, Red, White, Yellow).  In one hand she is holding corn and the other a basket of corn meal.  On the ground are stylized corn plants and there is a corn design on the each of the dresses.  The detail in this box is fantastic, with even small detailed created with the clay. The box is made of native clay and he uses native clay slips for the colors.

$ 800.00
Garcia, Jason – St. Claire & the New Kiva Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is one from his early “Saint” series. This is St. Claire ,the patron saint of Santa Clara Pueblo. St. Claire is portrayed here with Pueblo embroidered weavings on the sides of the tile.  There are TV antennae in the background to represent that she is also the patron saint of televisions.  In the background is also Black Mesa, the sacred mountain.  In the background is also a tractor tearing down one of the old kivas at Santa Clara to make way for a new one.  Jason has been one of the few potters who uses his work to document the changes and life at Santa Clara.  The tile is made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay and it is traditionally fired.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the back.

$ 350.00
Garcia, Jason – St. Claire Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is one from his early “Saint” series. This is St. Claire ,the patron saint of Santa Clara Pueblo. St. Claire is portrayed here with Pueblo embroidered weavings on the sides of the tile.  There are TV antennae in the background to represent that she is also the patron saint of televisions.  In the background is also Black Mesa, the sacred mountain.  The pueblo buildings and the kiva (with the ladder) are also represented.  Jason made a series of these pieces, each with a different saint.  The tile is made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay and it is traditionally fired. It is signed on the back.

$ 350.00
Garcia, Jason – St. Francis Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is one from his early “Saint” series. This is St. Francis of Assisi.  On the back he has written that St. Francis is the patron saint of ecologists, animals, birds, merchants, zoos and Santa Fe, NM.  He created a series of these tiles for one show and this is “#1” in the series.  The front of the tile shows St. Francis in front of the pueblo buildings.  There are small birds, which represent not just that he is the patron saint of birds, but also Jason’s son Jacob’s Tewa name.  The tile is made from native clay.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay and it is traditionally fired.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the back.

$ 350.00
Garcia, Jason – St. Pasquale Bailon Tile

This tile by Jason Garcia is one from his early “Saint” series. This is St. Pascuale Bailon. On the back he has written that St. Pasquale is the patron saint of the Eucharist, Italian women, Sheperds and cooks.  His feast day is May 17.  On the front he had depicted St. Pasquale inside a Pueblo home with food on the stove and oven during the Feast Day.  Note as well the Buffalo Dance going on out the window and the traditional raincloud in the sky.  He created a series of these tiles for one show and this is “#4” in the series.  The tile is made from native clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  All of the colors are derived from Native clay and it is traditionally fired. It is signed on the back.

$ 350.00
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