Vigil, Robert – Micaceous Bowl with Carved Avanyu
Robert Vigil learned to make pottery from Lonnie Vigil and Virginia Gutierrez. Each piece is coil made with micaceous clay and micaceous clay slipped. This piece was traditionally fired to create the coloration. The bowl has a low shoulder and it is carved with a water serpent (avanyu) encircling the piece. There is a hole cut through the bowl where the horn is on the avanyu. Note the variations in color from the firing on the jar! It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Robert Vigil, Nambe”.