Yazzie, Angie – Large Micaceous Clay Cloud Bowl
Angie Yazzie is renown for her thin-walled Taos pottery. Each piece is coil built and made from micaceous clay from near Taos Pueblo. Angie focuses on traditional shapes along with making each piece nearly paper thin! It almost feels like there is nothing there when you hold one! This bowl is carved on the rim in a step pattern. It is often referred to as a cloud bowl or a “prayer bowl”. The piece is made from micaceous clay so when it is fired it has a sparkling/metallic appearance. Angie fires her pieces using wood and on this piece, the dark coloration is from the heat of the firing. The fire-clouds on this outside of this large bowl are stunning! They range from black to almost red in areas. It is signed on the bottom, “Angie Yazzie”. She has won numerous awards for her work, including “Best of Pottery” at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2017.