Honyumptewa, Kimberly Riley – Picuris Micaceous Wedding Vase
Kimberly Riley Honyumptewa is from Laguna Pueblo and married to Aaron Honyumptewa who is Hopi/Picuris. She learned to make pottery from her mother-in-law Caroline Simbolo Cine in the traditional Picuris style and using native clay from the area. Each piece is coil built and traditionally fired. This wedding vase is a creative shape with the twisted handle and the organic flow of the spouts. The vase has a darker coloration from the fire clouds but the mica shows through beautifully! The vase is signed on the bottom. Kimberly’s work continues to evolve in creating more dynamic Picuris pottery!