Yazzie, Angie – Wide Micaceous 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 large 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, so it is a different firing process than Santa Clara blackware. The result is that you can very slightly see the fire-clouds on the surface of the piece. The bowl has some beautiful firing and when you look inside, it is almost like seeing clouds at night! That is a great addition, as it speaks to the traditional firing methods! The bowl 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.