Vigil, Minnie – Black Jar with Feather Design (1970s)

5"w x 3.5"h

$ 150.00

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.