Vigil, Minnie – Black Jar with Feather Design (1970s)
Minnie Vigil is renowned for her polychrome pottery. In the 1980’s she created a distinctive style of pottery using different clays to create colorful designs on her pottery. However, in the 1970’s she was known for her black-on-black pottery. The jar has a feather design around the shoulder. They are a stylized design with a rounded edge. The jar was traditionally fired and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Minnie”. She is a sister to potters Gloria Garcia (Goldenrod), Lois Guiterrez, and Thelma Talachy and an aunt to Jason Garcia. Her mother was Petra Gutierrez and her grandmother was Pasqualita Gutierrez.