Yazzie, Angie – Wide Micaceous “Grandmother Jar”
Angie Yazzie is renowned 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 jar is thin-walled and one which she calls her “Grandmother Jar”. It has a sharp shoulder and a flaring rim. The jar 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. That is a great addition, as it speaks to the traditional firing methods! The jar 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.