Vigil, Robert – Red Jar with Carved Avanyu and Coral
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 jar has a sharp shoulder and an elongated neck. There is a carved avanyu around the neck of the jar. Robert inset a piece of coral for the eye. Note the variations in color from the firing on the jar! It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Robert Vigil, Nambe”.