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King Galleries is pleased to have a variety of Pueblo and Tribal pottery from the 1920's to the present. We have created this "Signed Historic" pottery to identify work by those potters who were early innovators in the 1920's and began to sign their work. It also is used for any artists who have passed away, making their art part of the historical record. The history of Pueblo pottery during this period is one of an exciting change as it has evolved from utilitarian ware to folk art to the fine art of today. We hope you enjoy these amazing pieces!

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Adams, Sadie – Large Tile with Bird

This is a larger tile by Sadie Adams. The tile has a very classic style Hopi bird as the design.  The body of the bird is made up of traditional Hopi patterns such as rain, clouds and lightning designs. The bird is standing on a stylized bird patterns as well!  It is signed on the back with her flower hallmark.  It is  in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is certainly and beautiful example of her pottery and painting skill.

$ 750.00
Aguilar, Joe – Polychrome Plate with Feather Designs

Joe Aguilar began his career painting pottery for his mother, Susana Aguilar,  He also made pottery with his wife, Rosalie, through the 1940’s.  In the 1950’s he created a fascinating group of polychrome pottery including both plates and vessels.  He was one of the few potters at the time still using traditional techniques and designs for his work. This plate is painted in a polychrome style.  The composition is classic for the Aguilars with fineline patterns breaking up various sections of design.  The designs include rain and eagle tail patterns.  The plate is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair. There are two small areas where the white slip has flaked away.  It is unsigned but easily attributable to Joe Aguilar.  The plate is accompanied by a letter of attribution.

For more information on the Early San Ildefonso Innovators, Click Here.

$ 600.00
Aguilar, Joe – Star Design Polychrome Plate

Joe Aguilar began his career painting pottery for his mother, Susana Aguilar,  He also made pottery with his wife, Rosalie, through the 1940’s.  In the 1950’s he created a fascinating group of polychrome pottery including both plates and vessels.  He was one of the few potters at the time still using traditional techniques and designs for his work. This is an exceptional plate painted with polychrome designs. The center is a fineline pattern, which was often seen in the earlier black-on-black pottery. The central medallion then becomes a star pattern and there are bird wing and prayer feather swirls extending out from the center.  The plate is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair. There are two small areas where the white slip has flaked away.  It is signed on the back, “Joe Aguilar”.

For more information on the Early San Ildefonso Innovators, Click Here.

$ 1,000.00
Aguilar, Rosalie -Bowl with  Cloud and Rain Designs

Rosalie and Joe Aguilar created some exceptional plates during their brief career working together.  This is one of their carved pieces. It has the “cameo” style of carving which was typical at San Ildefonso in the 1930’s.  The design is carved around the neck of the piece.  It is a cloud and rain design.  The remainder of the bowl is fully polished.  It was fired a dark black but with additional small gunmetal colored areas from the firing..  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed, “Rosalie + Joe” on the bottom in the clay.

Click here to read more about the “Early San Ildefonso Innovators”

$ 475.00
Aguilar, Rosalie & Joe – Plate with Bird Designs

Rosalie and Joe Aguilar created some exceptional pottery during brief career working together.  It is often their plates which are the most visually striking and complex of their work.  This plate is a complicated and fascinating design. There are two birds on the plate and design deconstructs them into head, body and wings.  Note in the center are bird tracks.  The fineline checkerboard areas area exceptionally well painted.  The piece has a very modern appearance with the placement of the imagery yet it is one from the late 1920’s.  Note how the back of the plate is fully polished and has a very angular appearance, which is typical of the early plates at San Ildefonso.  This plate is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or  repair.  There are a few light surface scratches.  It is signed on the back, “Rosalie + Joe”.

Click here to read more about the “Early San Ildefonso Innovators”

$ 1,000.00
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
Begaye, Nathan – Kiva Bowl with Frog in Center

Nathan Begaye was a unique innovator among Pueblo and Navajo potters.  His ethnic connection to both Hopi and Navajo let his work flow between the two distinctive styles and yet find their own unique space.  His work used traditional designs, forms and techniques, yet somehow appeared very modern.  This is a very unusual and traditional style bowl.  The shape is a “kiva” bowl with the kiva steps on the side.  On the outside they are painted with dragonflies and on the inside with clouds.  The center of the bowl has a traditional frog as the pattern with a cloud design on its head.  The bowl is slipped with a white clay and the painted with natural clay slips and traditionally fired.  It is signed on the bottom with his wave/cloud hallmark.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 975.00
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Begaye, Nathan – Tile with Polychrome Lizard

Nathan Begaye was a unique innovator among Pueblo and Navajo potters.  His ethnic connection to both Hopi and Navajo let his work flow between the two distinctive styles and yet find their own unique space.  His work used traditional designs, forms and techniques, yet somehow appeared very modern.  This tile is from 2000 and was made for a “Hopi Tile” show that we had here the gallery.  The lizard is painted on a polished white clay surface and the colors are all natural clay slips.  The black is bee-weed and note the tightly painted fineline designs. Nathan used a piece from a broken vessel to create this “shard” which he wanted to look like an ancient piece that had just been found.  There is a little bit of wear on the black and some minor spalling, which adds to the feel of the piece being “old”.  Note on the back the rust colored area below the signature, that was where he put some caliche clay he found here in AZ and he wanted to see what color it would fire.

$ 600.00 $ 325.00
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Bell, Seferina  – Jar with Bird & Star

Seferina Bell has long  been considered one of the great Zia potters of the 20th century.  This is a classic jar with birds on two sides.  Above the birds are the classic Zia rainbow with the red clay slip.  Separating the birds are a star pattern with the red band above and below.  The bowl was slipped with the white clay and painted with the red clay and which is polished.  There is a beautiful patina to the surface of this small bowl!  It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair but there is a slight lean to the form.  It is signed on the bottom with her hallmark, a bell.

$ 900.00 $ 575.00
Blue Corn –  Polychrome Rain & Lightning Bowl

Blue Corn is certainly one of the most creative potters of her time with a varied used of clays and firing techniques to create her distinctive pottery.  This bowl is a classic of her polychrome pottery. It is fully polished a gray-cream color and then painted.  The design is a cloud, rain and lightning pattern. The red slipped part is the lightning.  The bowl is signed in the clay, “Blue Corn”.   The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 850.00
Blue Corn –  Red Jar with Feather Design

Blue Corn is certainly one of the most creative potters of her time with a varied used of clays and firing techniques to create her distinctive pottery.  This is one of her few red pieces. The jar is fully polished red and has a feather pattern painted on the shoulder. The feathers are tightly painted in a matte clay to contrast with the highly polished surface. The shape works perfectly for the design with the low, sharp shoulder and the elongated neck.  The jar is signed in the clay on the bottom, “Blue Corn”.   The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,450.00
Blue Corn –  Sienna Feather Bowl

Blue Corn is certainly one of the most creative potters of her time with a varied used of clays and firing techniques to create her distinctive pottery.  This unique bowl is sienna in coloration.  It was originally fired black and then re-fired a second time to create the sienna coloration.  There are some slight color variations from the firing, which add to the interest of the piece.  Popovi Da was the one who created this technique so it is interesting to see a piece where Blue Corn has duplicated the process.  It is signed in the clay, “Blue Corn”.   The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,250.00
Blue Corn – Bowl with Carved Avanyu (1950’s)

While Blue Corn is often best known for her polychrome pottery, she began her career making black pottery. This is one of her earlier pieces from the 1950’s and it is deeply carved with an avanyu.  The style of the carving is much like that seen in other early San Ildefonso potters, with a “cameo style”.  The avanyu encircles the shoulder of the bowl and there are also deeply carved clouds.  The piece is highly polished and fired a deep black.  It is not often that we see such complex carved pieces of this size.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay “Blue Corn, San Ildefonso”.  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,800.00
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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
Chavarria, Harvey & Debra Trujillo – Flat Seedpot with Flute Player

This is an intricate seedpot by Debra Trujillo (Duwyenie) and Harvey Chavarria.   The seedpot has a flute player etched into the clay and it is surrounded by a feather pattern.  There is an additional design on the back.  The lighter red areas are where the polished surface has been etched away but not as deep as the tan areas.  There is a single inset piece of turquoise as part of the design.  This round  shape of seepot is one that was stylized by Debra & Harvey for their work.   The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 350.00
Chavarria, Harvey & Debra Trujillo – Seedpot with Hummingbird

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.

$ 275.00
Chino, Marie Z. – Jar with Acoma Birds

This is a classic jar by Marie Z. Chino.  It has the classic rain and lightning patterns painted around the neck. Below the shoulder are bird designs which extend down to the base.  The flow of design is typical of Marie’s painting and part of what has made her one of the great names in Acoma pottery.   The jar is a traditional Acoma olla form with the wide shoulder and slight neck.  The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie Z. Chino”.

$ 800.00
Concho, Lolita – Water Jar with Rain Designs (1979)

Lolita Concho was among those potters helping to revive historic Acoma pottery designs and forms in the 1970’s.  This jar is from 1979.  It is a traditional shape with the very round body and slight turn out of the neck.  The design around the neck is a cloud and thunder pattern. Below the shoulder is a fineline rain and plant design.  The fine lines are beautifully painted and the jar has a very traditional appearance.  It received a “First Prize” at the 1979 Deer Dancer Annual Pottery Show in Denver, Colorado.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “L. Concho”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 225.00
Da, Popovi-  Red Water Jar (1971)

This red water jar is a late piece by Popovi Da, as he passed away the same year it was made.  It is a classic water jar and fully polished.  Popovi Da created both plainware and painted vessels.  He was a son of potter, Maria Martinez.  While he worked with her painting designs on her pottery, he also created a few pieces on his own beginning in 1962.  He was planning to continue making pottery on his own after Maria retired but unfortunately passed away before this could occur.  His pottery pieces are definitely a rarity among Pueblo pottery and it is not often that we come across his work.   This jar is signed on the bottom in the clay “Popovi 471” which is the firing date of April, 1971. It is stunning in color and form and certainly a rarity of his work!

$ 18,000.00
Da, Tony  – Black Horno Oven (1967)

Over the course of a career that spanned from 1967-82, Tony Da helped change the world of Pueblo pottery.   He was among the first to begin etching into the surface of the pottery (sgraffito), adding stones, hei-shi and then began creating all matte carved vessels.  His pottery today is considered to be among the most sought after by collectors and museum alike.  While he started out as a painter, he made his first pottery in 1967 and it’s first public showing was at Gallup Ceremonials of that year.  The last photo here is one of Tony in 1967 at Gallup Ceremonials at his booth.  The pottery ranges from bears and candlesticks to horno ovens and plates.  The horno oven identified with the arrow in the photo is the one that is currently featured here!  It is certainly a rarity to have a piece of his work that is a significant part of the historic record.  As well, almost every other piece in the photo is now in a museum collection!  The horno oven is fully polished and has a very high shape and a near gunmetal appearance from the firing.  There is a small rub on the front edge which can be seen in the photos otherwise it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “D’A”, which was his earliest signature with the use of the apostrophe.  As well, I left on the sticker that says “1963”, which is incorrect as he was in the Navy at that time and had yet to make pottery.  It also reflects that until the publication of “The Art and Life of Tony Da” there was not an accurate assessment of when pieces were made.  It’s nice to now have more knowledge and perspective of his influential pottery and this unique piece is certainly an innovative example of his early work.

$ 5,000.00
Da, Tony – “Corn Dancer” Original Casein Painting (1975)

Tony Da is famous for his intricately etched and stylized pottery.  However, throughout his career he always wanted to be known as a painter.  His early work was all painted in casein and then after 1977 he also began to paint with acrylic.  This painting is from 1975 and one of his few later figurative pieces. The detail in the corn dancer is extraordinary, with little details on the branches in his hands.  As well, the very angular nature of the figure harkens back to some of his earliest paintings from the 1960’s, with elongated and angular figures.  The coloration and movements is  exceptional, as is the subject matter.  The painting is signed in the lower right corner “DA”.  It is in its original frame and the painting was originally purchased from Tony in 1975.   Paintings of his in this style and quality are certainly among the most visionary of his career.

$ 6,500.00
Da, Tony – Gunmetal & Sienna Jar with Seed Design (1970-1)

While the pottery of Tony Da has been well documented, it is still exciting to have a piece with such an exceptional provenance.  This gunmetal fired jar is an early piece of his pottery from 1970-71.  It is featured in the book, “The Art and Life of Tony Da” on page 57.  The jar is perfectly polished and fired to a gunmetal appearance. The rim has been “two-toned” sienna.  Note how on the black and sienna pieces there is a the sienna color (where the black has been burned back off) and then a “halo” of black and then the gunmetal. The jar is designed around the shoulder and has a seed and a prayer feather pattern.  This is a design that he did not often do in his pottery, which makes it distinctive.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “DA”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Over the course of a career that spanned from 1967-82, Tony helped change the world of Pueblo pottery.   He was among the first to begin etching into the surface of the pottery (sgraffito), adding stones, hei-shi and then began creating all matte carved vessels.  His pottery today is considered to be among the most sought after by collectors and museum alike.  While he started out as a painter, he made his first pottery in 1967 and his first public showing was at Gallup Ceremonials of that year.

Da, Tony – Gunmetal Jar with Avanyu & Lid (1969)

While the pottery of Tony Da has been well documented, it is still exciting to have a piece with such an exceptional provenance.  This gunmetal fired jar is an early piece of his pottery from 1969, just two years after he began making pottery!   The jar is first featured in the book, “Maria” by Richard Spivey as a full plate (the correct caption is figure 6.25).  It captures the elegance of the shape and the lid.  The second time it is published is in the book, “The Art and Life of Tony Da”.  The shape of the jar reflects Tony having  learned to make pottery from Maria.  It has a round should and an elongated neck.  It is around the shoulder that the water serpent (avanyu) is etched into the clay before the firing. The lid has a long handle and it is formed on the inside so that it fits perfectly on the jar.  The jar was fired by Popovi Da (who fired most of Tony’s gunmetal pottery) and it has a stunning gunmetal appearance.  It is only near the base of the piece that there is more of a black coloration.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “DA”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Over the course of a career that spanned from 1967-82, Tony helped change the world of Pueblo pottery.   He was among the first to begin etching into the surface of the pottery (sgraffito), adding stones, hei-shi and then began creating all matte carved vessels.  His pottery today is considered to be among the most sought after by collectors and museum alike.  While he started out as a painter, he made his first pottery in 1967 and it’s first public showing was at Gallup Ceremonials of that year.

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
Garcia, Tina – Brown Water Jar with Indented Shoulder (1986)

Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This jar is one of her early classic piece.  It is a beautiful shape with a wide shoulder and slightly turned out neck.  The shoulder has a sharp edge and then drops down as it rises up to the neck.  This is a technically difficult technique to master and it is one at which Tina was among the best! This jar is one of the few we have seen which is fired brown.  The color and the way the light hits the jar is beautiful!    It is signed on the bottom and  it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 575.00
Garcia, Tina – Double Shoulder Water Jar with Bear Paws

Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This jar is a traditional shape with the round body and elongated neck. The jar has a double shoulder, which is always technically more difficult to make as it creates more opportunity for the jar to crack during drying.  As well, it creates difficult angles for to stone polish the surface to a high shine!  The jar also has two bear paws impressed into the clay.  The bear paws are a traditional design which represent the story of how a bear lead the Pueblo people to water during a drought.  Interestingly, it is always more difficult to fire a red jar than a black one!  The potter must be more careful as they fire the red pieces to avoid discoloration.  Typical of Tina’s pottery is an elegant shape and the stone polished surface is stunning.  It is signed on the bottom and  it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 600.00
Garcia, Tina – Long Neck Jar with Fluted Rim

Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This jar is a classic shape with a long neck and a sharp shoulder.  The rim is fluted and it is also fully polished on the inside.  Typical of her pottery is an elegant shape and the stone polished surface is stunning.  It is signed on the bottom and  it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,000.00
Garcia, Tina – Long Neck Water Jar with Rainbow Ridge

Tina Garcia was well known for her use of traditional shapes in her pottery.  This is a classic long neck water jar. There is a double shoulder and then a sharp rainbow ridge around the entire piece.  The elongated neck curves in and then out to the rim.  The double shoulder is always technically more difficult to make.  The jar has a wonderful polish and a deep black coloration from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tina Garcia”  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 625.00
Gonzales, Juanita – Carved Jar with Avanyu

This jar by Juanita Gonzales is classic style of their work.  Juanita learned the cameo style of carving from Rose Gonzales.  The neck of the jar is carved with a rain pattern.  The body of the piece has the clay fully carved away to reveal the encircling avanyu.  The style of the avanyu, with the round incised eye, is very similar to that of Rose Gonzales.  The bottom of the jar is matte.  The contrast of the raised polished surfaces and the surrounding matte areas creates a very striking appearance.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Juanita”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 600.00
Gonzales, Juanita – Jar with Rain Design

This small jar is by Juanita Gonzales.  It is highly polished and has a distinctive shape with a sharp shoulder.  The design is painted around the neck of the piece.  While it is a simple design, the shape adds to the complexity of the piece.  The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Juanita”.

$ 125.00
Gonzales, Juanita & Wo-Peen – Bowl with Cloud & Rain Designs

This bowl is by Juanita and Wo-Peen Gonzales.  It is carved with the cameo style which Juanita learned from Rose Gonzales.  It has a complicated design with rain and cloud patterns encircling the bowl.  It is beautifully polished and has deep black coloration.  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and some wear near the base.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Juanita Wo-Peen”.   It is great to find one of their pieces in such wonderful condition!

Click here to read more about the “Early San Ildefonso Innovators”

$ 350.00
Gonzales, Rose – Jar with Carved Avanyu

Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery.  This jar is both a classic shape and design.  Rose carved her pottery with a “cameo” style where the design often seems to be carved right at the edge of the shoulder.  Here the water serpent (avanyu) is in that position. The sharp edge of the jar and the long neck are both classics of her form.  The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed, “Rose” on the bottom in the clay.

$ 975.00
Gonzales, Rose – Jar with Cloud and Rain Designs

Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery.  This jar of hers is from the 1970’s.  It is highly polished and painted with a cloud and rain motif.  The jar has her classic shape with the sharp shoulder and sloping neck.  It is signed “Rose” in the clay on the bottom.   It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There is a slight lean to the jar.

$ 900.00
Gonzales, Rose – Red Canteen with Cloud & Rain Design (1930’s)

This canteen is an unusual piece by San Ildefono potter Rose Gonzales.  She is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery.  This is one of the few canteens we have had of her work and one of her earlier pieces.  It is fully polished red and painted with a red clay slip.  The design is a cloud pattern near the top and a rain and prayer feather pattern below. There is still the original leather cord connected to the stopper!  The piece is signed on the bottom, “Rose” over a red matte clay slip.  This was typical of a lot of potters in the 1930’s and helps to date this piece.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,400.00
Gonzales, Rose – Tall Jar with Rain and Cloud Patterns

Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery.  This jar is a very difficult shape with straight sides.  It is painted around the shoulder with a cloud and rain pattern.  At the base is a flower petal design.  The jar is highly polished and fired.  It is in very good condition with no cracks, restoration or repair.  There are some slight surface scratches and dings on the rim.  It is signed, “Rose” on the bottom in the clay.

$ 300.00
Gonzales, Rose – Wedding Vase with Mountain Designs

Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career she created a variety of styles including plainware, painted and carved pottery. This wedding vase is from the 1960’s. It is painted with a plant design on two sides and a very intricate mountain design on the sides.  Note the use of the linear lines for the mountain!  The wedding vase is fully polished it is not often that we see a wedding vase by Rose.  This piece is signed on the bottom in the clay “Rose”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There are some scratches near the base of the piece.   Rose’s legacy an certainly be seen in the work of Tse-Pe, Dora Tse-Pe and Russell Sanchez.

$ 750.00
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Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Jar with Dance Figure

Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales.  This jar combines the various techniques for which he was well known.  The jar has a round body and a small neck.  There body of the piece is a matte earth colored nearly-pinkish clay, which comes from near Abique, NM.  The central medallion of the jar is polished green and has a Dance figure and a bear paw as the design.  The etching is tight and the stippling of the background is a visual signature to Tse-Pe’s technique.  It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00 $ 650.00
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Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Seedpot with Two Fish

Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales.  This seedpot is fully polished and fired brown. The design is a central plant pattern with a fish on either side.  The tails of the fish extend out from the circle of the medallion.  There is a single inset piece of turquoise at the top to represent the water.  The back of the piece is fully polished with no design.  The etching is tight and the stippling of the background is a visual signature to Tse-Pe’s technique.  It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 700.00 $ 600.00
Gutierrez, Dolorita – Pitcher with Cloud Design

Dolorita Gutierrez was a daughter of noted potter Pasqualita Gutierrez and a niece of Sara Fina Tafoya.  This is a charming piece of her pottery created in a very functional style from the 1950’s. The pitcher is fully polished and painted with a cloud pattern on both sides.  The inside of the rim and the handle are also polished.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dolorita” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 125.00
Gutierrez, Lela & Luther – Polychrome Bowl with Mountain Design

Lela Gutierrez began making pottery in the 1930’s with her husband, Van Gutierrez.  After Van passed away in 1956 she continued to make pottery with her son, Luther Gutierrez.  She would make the pieces and Luther would paint the designs.  They worked together for only 10 years from 1956 to 1966.  This open bowl is a later piece of their pottery.  It has a triangular mountain design painted around the shoulder.  Above the mountains are cloud patterns, each with a different design.  “Inside” the mountains are various earth symbols.  All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips and painted onto the piece before it was fired.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lela/Luther”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 900.00
Gutierrez, Lela & Luther – Polychrome Jar w/ Lightning Design

Lela Gutierrez began making pottery in the 1930’s with her husband, Van Gutierrez.  After Van passed away in 1956 she continued to make pottery with her son, Luther Gutierrez.  She would make the pieces and Luther would paint the designs.  They worked together for only 10 years from 1956 to 1966.  This small jar is a classic piece of their pottery with polychrome painted designs.  The imagery on this piece represents mountains and lightning.   All the various colors are derived from natural clay slips and painted onto the piece before it was fired.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lela/Luther”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
Haungooah, Art Cody –  Brown Seedpot with Rabbit (1978)

This is one of the few brown slipped seedpots by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired brown. There is a medallion on the front which is incised with a rabbit. The piece is very highly polished and it is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 225.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – “A Vision” Bowl (1978)

This is a larger and unusual bowl by Art Cody Haungooah.  The top and bottom sections are polished red while the center section is polished brown.  Interestingly, while the red is the classic slip used for that color, the brown is the slip used for firing the pieces black! There is a grasshopper as the primary design on the bowl.  It is surrounded by a swirling feather pattern which encircles the entire jar.  Projecting away from the grasshopper are additional cloud and rain designs in the brown clay color.  The bowl has a striking contrast of color as well as how he has used the matte area to enhance the polished designs.  Insects are often a theme in Art’s pottery.  This piece is also one of his few titled vessels, with the name of, “A Vision”.  It was made a year before he was invited to France by Pierre Cardin to show his pottery.  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 875.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – “Fetish” bowl (1975)

Art said of his work, “Pottery is becoming a format for releasing designs and ideas – just like on canvas“.  This bowl is a fascinating combination of so many of his various talents!  The bowl is one of his larger pieces and is from August, 1975 so it may have been made specifically for Santa Fe Indian Market or Gallup Ceremonials.  It is a “Fetish Bowl” inspired by the classic Zuni fetish bowls, but with Art’s own distinctive style.  The entire surface has been smoothly sanded, rag polished and left matte.  He has inlaid two bands of shell hei-shi beads, one darker and one lighter.  He has carved the various mother of pearl feathers and inlaid them into the clay.  Separating each of the pairs of feathers is a carved animal.  One is a carved shell bear with a turquoise eye and the other a carved shell bird with a coral eye.  The bird and the bear are both tied onto the clay as opposed to the feathers which are actually inset into the clay.  On the opposite two sides are two other fetish animals.  One is a clay bear which he has polished and the given a “fetish bundle” and then tied it inside a mother of pearl shell.  The other side has a snake carved from antler, and again it has the traditional bundle with a feather and turquoise.  The entire piece is almost unexpected in its scale from much of his other work. Yet the use of the bear quickly ties it visually to his style.  Art said, “In the future I will surpass my present work and create artistic works of greater quality“.  It makes one wonder if he had worked longer than the short ten year span of his career what other innovative and original works he would have created! The bowl is in in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,800.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – “Warblers” Seedpot (1976)

This is a very intricately designed seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired red.  The top is fully designed with two warblers sitting on branches.  The bottom is plain and fully polished. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Art Haungooah, Warblers, 1976”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Bear in Raised Relief Bowl (1974)

This is an unusual miniature bowl by Art Cody Haungooah.  The back and sides are fully designed with a bear paw and cloud designs. The front has been deeply carved with a bear in relief.  He added additional for the body to give it more texture and dimension.   The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 200.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Black & Sienna Bowl with Bird Designs (1975)

This miniatures bowl by Art Cody Haungooah has been fired black and then two-toned on the neck.  The top part is etched with cloud and stylized bird designs. You can see the eye (the black dot) of one of the birds.  They are surrounded by rain and wind designs.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Black & Sienna Bowl with Yei Dancers (1973)

This larger bowl by Art Cody Haungooah has been fired black and then two-toned sienna.  There are eight male and female Yei dancers encircling the bowl. Each of the dancers is sienna in coloration. They are lightly etched into the surface of the bowl while there is deeper etching around them.  The bottom of the bowl is black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungoah”, but it was only in 1973 that Art began making black-and-sienna pottery, which indicates it is from 1973, making it an early piece.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 900.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Black & Sienna Seedpot With Flute Player (1981)

This unique seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah has been fired black and then two-toned sienna.  It is a pivotal piece by both date and design. The piece is dated 1981 and has a flute player, which helps to identify other pieces which also have a flute player as a date!  The design is exceptional with a spiraling Sikyatki bird pattern which encircles the piece. There is a single sienna section which has a Mimbres flute player as the design.  The contrast of the matte, polished and sienna work perfectly on this piece.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah, 1981”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Black & Sienna Wedding Vase (1973)

This unique wedding vase by Art Cody Haungooah has been fired black and then two-toned sienna.  The entire piece is fully polished and the center section of the wedding vase is etched with a varied rain, cloud and wind design around the center.  This design has then been re-heated to make it sienna. Note the deeper etching around the designs, which is typical of his work at this time.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungoah”, making it an early piece.  However, it was only in 1973 that Art began making black-and-sienna pottery, dating this piece to 1973.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Black Mini Bowl with Avanyu

This miniature bowl by Art Cody Haungooah is classic for his miniature pottery.  It is tiny and fully polished. It is in the shape of a bowl and the sides are fully designed with an avanyu (water serpent), which encircles the piece. The body of the avanyu is designed with various cloud and lightning patterns. The bottom is signed, “Art Haungooah”.  It is most likely from 1976, as that is when Art was signing his pieces in this manner.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 175.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Bowl with Insects, Turquoise and Lid

This is a very unusual lidded bowl by Art Cody Haungooah.  There are polished medallions on each side and the clay around them is carved away leaving the medallions raised. The medallion on one side has a moth and the other an ant.  They are each inset with two pieces of turquoise.  The surrounding matte area has been sanded down and works as a perfect contrast to the polished areas.  The lid is also fully polished.  It is strong complement to the polished medallions.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 900.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Bowl with Lizard & Shell Insets (1974)

This small bowl by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1974.  The bowl is fully polished and there is a section with the etched design.  Here is a lizard which is inspired by the Mimbres pottery.  The lizard has shell insets for its eyes as well as 6 in the body.  Art used the shell insets as a reflection of new trends in Pueblo pottery at the time, but also as these are little beads, they recall the Kiowa influence of beaded objects.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 450.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Brown Seedpot with Mimbres Figures

This miniature seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah is classic for his miniature pottery.  It is small and yet very fully designed.  There is a central medallion with five male and female Mimbres figures, along with corn plants. The sides and top of the piece have incised hands and prayer feathers. The seedpot has been fired a brown coloration.  It is signed, “Haungooah” on the bottom in the clay.   It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 550.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Frog & Fish Seedpot

This is an exceptional miniature by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired red. The entire surface is fully designed!  There is a section on one side with a fish and another side with a frog.  The remainder of the piece is fully etched with water designs.  They are highlighted with a white clay.  There is one small area where the piece is signed, “Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 675.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Jar with Storm Pattern (1975)

This is an miniature long neck jar by Art Cody Haungooah.  It is fully polished and the area around the neck is fully designed with a storm pattern.  Rain, clouds and lightning are all part of the geometric designs.  Note the distinctive style of Art’s etching of the matte background area.   The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 700.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Large Red Bowl with Sun Figure (1981)

This large bowl by Art Cody Haungooah is fully polished and etched on the top with a design. The bowl has a sun figure with a headdress and an elongated body which curves around the neck of the bowl. The remainder of the piece is fully polished.  Art made few pieces this size and it striking in its appearance.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”, and a flute player.  It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair but some light surface scratches.

$ 1,400.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Mini Bowl with Avanyu & Ram (1975)

This miniatures bowl by Art Cody Haungooah has been fired black.  It is etched on the top with an avanyu and a big horn sheep as the design.  The surrounding area of the design has deep linear etching. The bottom is fully polished.  The bowl is signed on the side in the clay.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Mini Bowl with Deer Scene (1974)

This is an miniature bowl by Art Cody Haungooah is fully designed with a deer scene.  It is fully polished red and etched with a deer and forest scene encircling the bowl.  Note the distinctive style of Art’s etching of the matte background area.   The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 200.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Mini Seedpot with Mimbres Parrot

This mini seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah has been fired red. The design is a Mimbres inspired parrot.  The remainder of the piece is fully polished.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 200.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Miniature Plate with Hummignbird

This plate by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1983-4.  It is polished on the front and fired brown.  There is a hummingbird as the design etched into the clay.  There are additional clay slips added to the piece for more coloration.  It is signed on the back with a fish and, “Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 350.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Red Plate with Antelope & Nude (1977)

This one of the few plates by Art Cody Haungooah. It is from 1977.  It is probably one of his most famous and also most controversial series when he etched nude figures on his pottery.  This plate has two colors on the front with matte and polished areas. The central design design is a Mimbres inspired antelope.  The back has an avanyu and the back of a nude female.  His etching and handling of the nude subject is not graphic, but was certainly unusual for the time period!  The plate is signed, “Haungooah 1977”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,400.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Avanyu & Bead Insets

This is a very intricately designed seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired black. There is an avanyu encircling the shoulder of the piece.  There are shell bead insets in the horn and for the eye of the avanyu.  There are also additional beads in the cloud and rain designs above the back of the avanyu.  Art said he liked to use beads in his work to reference the beaded object of his Kiowa background.  The area around the avanyu is slipped with a pinkish-red colored clay.  There area additional highlights of white clay.  Near the base of the piece are a series of white dots representing stars and one “constellation” which is etched out in a red clay, which forms a flute player.  The seedpot was made between 1982-5 and it is signed on the bottom with a fish and the initials “AH”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 975.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Big Horn Sheep

This is a complicated miniature by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired black. The design is a Big Horn Sheep which is etched into the clay.  It is highlighted with a white, red and yellow clay slips.  The hole for the seedpot is the eye of the Big Horn!  Surrounding the Big Horn is a feather pattern around the top and back and on the base is a very intricately incised feather pattern.  The piece is signed on the bottom with his hallmark Fish and “AH”.  This type of signature indicates his work from 1984-5.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 650.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Duck

This seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah is fully polished and designed. The top has a stylized duck surrounded by reeds and water designs.  The eye of the duck is the hole of the seedpot.  It is one of his few attempts at realism in his designs.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “AH, Haungooah”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 600.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Feather Design (1978)

This seedpot by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1978.  It is polished red on the bottom and polished on the top with a bluish-gray clay.  The top is etched with a feather design. The clay coloration is unusual and one of the signatures of Art’s pottery style is he deviation from the traditional colors and designs of Santa Clara pottery.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 600.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Fish (1983)

This is a complicated smaller miniature by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired red. The design is a fish which is etched into the clay.  It is highlighted with a white clay slip and there is an inset piece of shell for the eye.  Surrounding the fish are water designs.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay “Haungooah ’83”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 475.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Polychrome Fish

This is a complex etched miniature by Art Cody Haungooah.  The piece is fully polished and fired black. The design is a fish which is etched into the clay.  It is highlighted with white, red and yellow clay slips and there is an inset piece of shell for the eye.  Surrounding the Big Horn is a feather pattern around the top and back and on the base is a very intricately incised feather pattern.  The piece is signed on the bottom with his hallmark Fish and “AH”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 550.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Seedpot with Rabbit & Feathers (1978)

This seedpot is from 1978 and has a stylized rabbit as the central design.  Around the remainder of the piece with a feather pattern. The bowl is highly polished which is a nice contrast to the deeply incised matte areas. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00
Haungooah, Art Cody – Two-Tone Seedpot with Bee & Cricket (1977)

This is one of Art Cody Haungooah’s unique “two tone” pieces from 1977. There is an area which is polished brown, and the remainder is polished red.  The piece is etched with a rain and geometric pattern on the top.  On the sides, there is a cricket on one side and a bee on the other.  Both are etched in a Mimbres style.  The seedpot is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah, 1977”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00
Haungooah, Art Cody -Hero Twins & Migration Mini Jar (1981)

This is a very creative mini jar Art Cody Haungooah. It is fully polished and etched on the sides. The jar has the Hero Twins on one side, with the clouds and lightning. The opposite side has the people migrating.  The neck of the jar has additional cloud and rain pattern.  The style of the design accentuates the form with the neck.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”, and a flute player, which identifies it as being from 1981.  It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 700.00
Haungooah, Art Cody -Jar with Rain Clouds & Bear Paws (1974)

This jar by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1974.  The bowl is fully polished and fully designed.  The shape is unusual in his style, with a more classic water jar form. It is fully etched with cloud and rain patterns along with a bear paw.  There is a striking flow of design as the jar is turned.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00
Haungooah, Art Cody & Martha –  Black Jar with Feather Design (1977)

This is one of the few pieces signed by both Art Cody Haungooah and his wife, Martha. The bowl is fully polished and fired black.  The shoulder of the piece is etched with a feather pattern.  Typically, Martha would make and polish the pottery while Art would etch the designs into the clay.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Art & Martha Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 600.00
Haungooah, Art Cody & Martha –  Bowl with Quail, Lizard and Rabbit (1975)

This is one of the few pieces signed by both Art Cody Haungooah and his wife, Martha. The bowl is fully polished red and there is a central medallion which is etched into the clay.  There is a lizard, rabbit and quail as the design. There is a piece of coral inset in the quail.  Around the shoulder of the bowl is an etched cloud design.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Art & Martha Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 675.00
Haungooah, Art Cody & Martha – Black & Sienna Jar with Avanyu (1977)

This larger jar by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1977.  It has been fired black and then two-toned sienna.  The entire piece is fully polished and the center section is etched and the rim is sienna.  The design is an avanyu, which encircles the piece. Note how Art styles his avanyus with scales, clouds and a very intricate interconnection between the tail and tongue.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Art & Martha Haungooah”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,200.00
Haungooah, Art Cody- Large “Buffalo Hunt” Bowl (1973)

This large bowl by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1973.  It is fully polished and has an etched design on one side. The imagery is a buffalo hunt where the design has been etched into the clay and then “two-toned” to make it black-and sienna.  Note the depth and yet the symmetry of the area surrounding the figure. Interestingly, Art left the buffalo black so that it would be in contrast with the sienna of the horse and rider.  Art was Kiowa and married to Martha Suazo from Santa Clara and that is where he began to make pottery. The bowl is signed, “Art Cody Haungooah” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,200.00
Haungooah, Martha Suazo –  Mini Bowl with Rain Designs

This is one of the few pieces signed made and signed only by Martha Haungooah.  Martha was typically known for making pottery for her husband, Art Cody Haungooah.  She liked to create miniatures and they are typically beautifully constructed and polished.  This small bowl has a sloping shoulder and it is painted black-on-black with a mountain and rain pattern.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Martha Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 100.00
Haungooah, Martha Suazo –  Plainware Black Water Jar

This is one of the few pieces signed made and signed only by Martha Haungooah.  Martha was typically known for making pottery for her husband, Art Cody Haungooah.  She liked to create miniatures and they are typically beautifully constructed and polished.  This jar is a classic shape with a low shoulder and no designs.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Martha Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 150.00
King, Charles S. and Richard L. Spivey, “The Art and Life of Tony Da”

King and Spivey present Pueblo potter and painter Tony Da’s artwork and life story in this testament to his legacy. Da was both an art superstar of his time (the high of his career was in the 1960s and 70s) and a deeply private individual. this intimate portrayal brings the reader into the innovative and volatile world of Tony Da.

$ 40.00
King, Charles S., “Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya”

Regarded as one of the great masters of Pueblo ceramics, Margaret Tafoya (1904-2001) is known for her trademark large black polished ceramics, decorated with traditional imagery of rain clouds, water serpents, bear paws, and other 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.
This book is the first complete biography of Margaret Tafoya’s life. It is divided into decades, giving the reader a deeper understanding of her life and pottery over nearly 100 years. It is also the first book to help identify and date her pottery thorough the use of her signatures. There are additional biographies on Virginia Ebelacker, Richard Ebelacker, Lee Tafoya, Linda Tafoya, Jennie Trammel, Mela Youngblood, Nathan Youngblood, Nancy Youngblood, Toni Roller, Jeff Roller, LuAnn Tafoya, Daryl Whitegeese, Mary Ester Archuleta and Shirley Tafoya. The photography of the pottery in this book is exceptional. Personal narratives by family members and family photographs throughout the book create a wonderful sense of her humanity and artistic accomplishments.
Hardcover, 160 pages

$ 45.00
Koopee, Jacob – Very Large Open Bowl with Migration Pattern & Cradledolls

This is an amazing large open bowl by Jacob Koopee.  Jake was known for his large pieces and his variations on traditional Hopi-Tewa designs.  This large open bowl is coil built and it is painted on the outside and the inside. On the outside there is the classic migration pattern.  Jake had an ability to paint the fine lines of the pattern thin and even. The inside of the bowl is also fully painted with hand prints and cradle dolls.  Each of the cradle dolls is a different katsina, including a Qooqule, Grandmother, Runner and other figures.  The small hand prints were meant to represent the children given the cradle dolls as gifts.  The bowl is signed on the bottom with a flute player, which was one of Jake’s signatures.  This immense bowl is a striking example of his skill as both potter and painter.  It is traditionally fired and painted with bee weed (black) and natural clay slips.  Jake won numerous awards during his career including “Best of Show” in 2005 at both Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Market.  I was lucky to have been a pottery judge both years at both events, and it was exciting to see an artist create such dynamic work.

$ 15,000.00
Lewis, Emma – Bird Effigy Figure

Emma Lewis was a daughter of noted potter Lucy M. Lewis.  This bird effigy figure is one that is inspired by the Chaco Canyon style figurative pieces.  The bird has a bowl for the “body” and the charming part is that the wings and tail are flat!  The wings are painted with simple geometric patterns.  The bowl is a wonderful revival of an ancient style with the artist’s own artistic additions!  The bird is signed on the bottom, “Emma Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 350.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Fineline and Mountain Designs

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This jar is coil built and painted with bee weed (a plant) for the black.  The bowl has alternating fine-line painted rain patterns with triangular mountain patterns. The alternating designs create a dramatic appearance on the bowl.  This pieces is from the early 1980’s.  It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Lucy’s pottery can be found in museums worldwide, including the Museum of Indian Art and Culture, the Smithsonian (NMAI), the Denver Art Museum and others.

$ 2,000.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Geometric Designs

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl uses more classic style Acoma imagery. It has the rain (lines), lightning and cloud (black triangular areas) patterns encircling the bowl.  It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  The black for the design is derived from bee-weed, which is a local plant. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 550.00
Lewis, Lucy – Bowl with Rain & Lightning Designs

Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl uses more classic style Acoma imagery. It has the rain (lines), lightning and cloud (black triangular areas) patterns encircling the bowl.  It has been native fired and has a beautiful coloration to the white clay slip.  It is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”.  The black for the design is derived from bee-weed, which is a local plant. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00
Lewis, Lucy – Jar with Fine Line Star pattern (1970’s)

This jar is by Lucy M. Lewis.  It is from the 1970’s and it is painted with a fine line interlocking star pattern.  There are a series of interlocking 8 sided stars which interlock with the four sided stars. It is one of the most complex patterns used by Lucy in her pottery.  Lucy was well-known for the finely painted lines on her coil built pottery.  It always amazes us that she was self-taught and was able to create such extraordinary pottery through just examining historic Acoma and then later, Mimbres, pottery.   This jar is painted with bee-weed for the black and was traditionally fired. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is certainly a classic of both form and design!

$ 1,650.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “American Creatures” Rabbit & Squirrel Seedpot (1984)

Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs.  This seedpot is from 1984/5 and it is one of his few pieces black pieces.  The seedpot is entitled, “American Creatures” and there is rabbit on one side and a tree squirrel on the other.  The rabbit is designed so that it appears to be in motion.  Beneath the rabbit is a design representing the brier-brush where it seeks shelter.  Next to the plant design is the 1984 yearly symbol of a rainbow, symbolizing the promise of a bright future.  The piece is striking in the contrast of the highly polished black surface and the colors for the two animals.  All of the additional colors are created from natural clay slips.  This piece is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,800.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Beauty and the Chipmunk” Seedpot (1986)

This seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1986 and it is highly polished and fired red.  The piece is entitled, “Beauty and the Chipmunk”.  There is an intricately etched chipmunk as the main design. It is sitting surrounded by a branch and leaves.  There is one small butterfly on one of the branches.  The back of the chipmunk is highlighted with additional clay slips.  What really makes this piece work is the flow of the traditional designs away from the central image of the chipmunk.  The etching of the clay in various levels works beautifully.  It is is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,800.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Beauty” Hummingbird & Butterfly Seedpot (1988)

This is a striking larger seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf from 1988.  It is a complicated with piece with numerous birds and butterflies encompassing the entire surface.  There are three ruby-throated hummingbirds and eight butterflies on the piece.  Lonewolf writes, “the butterflies denote beauty in simplicity”.  There are both Mimbres inspired and realistic butterflies. Each of the various figures is highlighted with additional clay slips.  There is the yearly symbol for 1988, which is a bear paw.  It is is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  This piece also includes the original card typed up by Joseph Lonewolf detailing the specifics of the designs.

$ 3,800.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Flight”, published in “Pottery Jewels” Book (1975)

Joseph Lonewolf is certainly one of the most impactful potters from the 1970’s onward.  His creativity in designs and the realism of his sgraffito work has influenced numerous potters over the years.  Over the past 20 years, we have only had a couple of pieces come back to the gallery which were published in, “The Pottery Jewels of Joseph Lonewolf” book in 1976.  This is one of the seminal books on his pottery.  This piece is entitled, “Flight” and the photo of is a fascinating one in the book, where there was an attempt to photograph it “life size”.  Joseph wrote of this piece,

“The mule deer buck and doe are shown in the blow-up of this pot, in flight from an unfamiliar sound or scent that has reached them deep in the forest.  The traditional kilt design is shown on the back of the pot, actual size, on the top of the basket.  The deer provides many things worn in the winter dances along with the kilt.”

Technically, note the etching in the background area surrounding the two deer and how it accentuates the forms and polish.  this piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It signed on the bottom in the clay.  The amazing provenance on this piece is that this is the first time it has been on the market, as it was acquired from Joseph at the time of the release of the book and has been in one collection since then.   It is very unique opportunity to own a imporant piece of history by this exceptional and influential Pueblo artist!

$ 5,800.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Leaping Grasshoppers” Seedpot (1997)

This seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1997.  The piece is entitled, “Leaping Grasshoppers”.  It includes a signed version of the card which Joseph made for each of his miniatures.  There is also a photo of Joseph holding the piece! Joseph wrote partially of this piece,

“Portrayed side view are two geometrically designed and color-toned grasshoppers.  Representative of the Mimbres Period – 10th to 14th centuries. Both grasshoppers appear to be leaping.  Beneath the plant-eating insects is a higly polished red slipwork symbolic of Mother Earth.  Swirled and jagged to denote “Her” terrain, MOther Earth’s surface is only sparsely vegetated.”

The butterfly etched on the back is symbolic of beauty and the the interlocking rings medallion represents the attachment between friends and was the yearly symbol for 1997.   This piece was actually purchased at our gallery show for Joseph Lonewolf and Grace Medicine Flower in 1998! Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs.  The piece is signed on the bottom and includes the signed artist card.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,800.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Mimbres Bees” Seedpot (1984)

This seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1984 and it is highly polished and fired red.  The seedpot is inspired by the Mimbres pottery designs.  Here there are two different bees etched into the surface of the clay.  As the seedpot is turned there is the yearly symbol for 1984 on the back. It is meant to represent a bright future.  The seedpot also comes with the original card typed out by Joseph explaining the designs. It is is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,500.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Mimbres Cricket” Seedpot (1997)

This seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1997.  The piece is entitled, “Mimbres Cricket”.  It includes a signed version of the card which Joseph made for each of his miniatures.  This piece was actually made for our show at the gallery with Joseph and Grace Medicine Flower in 1998.   Joseph wrote partially of this piece:

“Portrayed from a side view is a cricket representative of the Mimbres Period – 10th to 14th centuries.  The cricket – an insect related to the locust and grasshopper, but usually having long antennae – appears to be leaping in mid-air.  Beneath the Mimbres cricket is highly polished red slipwork (Mother Earth) which encompasses the extreme front, partial sides, back side and a portion of the top.”

The butterfly is symbolic of beauty and the the interlocking rings medallion represents the attachment between friends and was the yearly symbol for 1997.  Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs.  The piece is signed on the bottom and includes the signed artist card.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,800.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Safe Territory” Seedpot (1988)

Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs.  This seedpot is from 1984.  Joseph wrote of this piece:

“Representing the Mimbres Period of the 10th to the 14th centuries, is a male quail about to fall prey to a nearby fox.  Alerted to the danger the quail moves quickly to the brush growing in its natural habitat.

Encircling the base of the seedpot is Mother Earth [the red clay slip] with several quail tracks…To the left of the tracks is a bear print.  Perhaps the frightened quail, aware of the bear’s presence, sought refuge in the bear’s range of territory.  To the left is the 1988 yearly symbol of a “bear paw” representing strength and good medicine.  The tiny butterfly, also atop Mother Earth represents beauty in life”.

The style of this seepdot is similar to a series he made throughout 1988.  The have a combination of cartoon and Mimbres style, with the fox having more of a “cartoon” appearance.  What makes that interesting is that Joseph was a big fan of cartoons and loved to watch them. It’s great to see that he found a way to design some pieces that are almost a reflection of his love for the style.  All the additional colors are natural clay slips.  The precision of the designs and the shine of the polished surface create a perfect balance.  This piece is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,200.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – “Secreted Fawn” Seedpot (1998)

This seedpot by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1998.  The piece is entitled, “Secreted Fawn”.  It includes a signed version of the card which Joseph made for each of his miniatures.  This piece was actually made for our show at the gallery with Joseph and Grace Medicine Flower in 1998.   Joseph wrote partially of this piece,

“Portrayed against a blue sky background is a single realistically designed Mule Deer fawn, most of which are born in June or July.  Nestled, side view, in an abundance of sheltered valley grasses, remote to other members of the heard, the fawn is partially encircled by eight yellow disked, red tipped daisy blossoms, which denote all that is sweet, or pleasant, in life.

Three small realistically designed cabbage white  butterflies, symbolic of beauty in life, are portrayed with the fawn.  two wings about the new born in a delicate, unhurried flight and one alight on the tip of the newborn’s right ear.”

On the back of the seedpot in the red is a Mule Deer buck, doe and fawn sketched into the clay.  They are inspired by the Mimbres pottery designs of the 11th century.  The interlocking rings medallion represents the attachment between friends and was the yearly symbol for 1997.  Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs.  The piece is signed on the bottom and includes the signed artist card.  There is also a photo of Joseph holding the piece! It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 4,400.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – Black & Red Bowl with 3 Medallions (1972)

This large bowl by Joseph Lonewolf is from 1972.  It is very highly polished and has three etched medallions. There is a rabbit, fish and double birds.  The bowl is has been fired “black-and-red”, which is the signature coloration of Joseph’s early pottery.  This unique firing technique was created between the end of the firing and the reduction process of turning the bowl black.  However, all the sgraffito etching work was done before the piece was fired.  The lines and detail of each medallion are exceptional, as is the overall polishing. Near the base is a small etched Mimbres style bird and fish.  Joseph was very interested in Mimbres pottery and it was an important part of his early pottery.  The bowl is dated 1972 and the other number, “10” and “5”, indicate that this is the 5th bowl of 1972 and his 10th piece overall!  Certainly making it an important piece of Joseph’s pottery history!  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 6,500.00
Lonewolf, Joseph – Bowl with Mimbres Insects (1982)

Beginning in the early 1970’s, Joseph Lonewolf revolutionized the world of Santa Clara pottery by incorporating his sgraffito (lightly etching the surface of the clay) and incised (more deeply cut into the clay) designs.  This is one of the very few miniatures bowls which Joseph made during his career.  Seedpots with a small opening typically provided more of a canvas for his designs.  This piece from 1982 is very highly polished red and there are etched designs around the rim. The body of the piece has Mimbres inspired mosquito, cricket, worm, bee and other insects encircling the piece.  Each one is different.  They are each highlighted with a white clay slip.  Near the base the bowl is also fully polished with a small etched star.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay with his name and hallmark.  It is in excellent condition with no  chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,000.00
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