Vigil, Minnie – Polychrome Seedpot with Feather & Sun Medallions (1980s)
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. This seedpot is fully polished tan. It is designed with four medallions. Two medallions have a feather pattern with a cloud design in the center. The opposite medallions have cloud designs with extending sun rays. While the piece is fully polished, the remainder is matte red and black for the painted designs. The top is also painted with a kiva step design. The seedpot 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 grandmother was Pasqualita Gutierrez. Shipping included.