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Ami, Dorothy – Bowl with Bats

Dorothy Ami is known for her traditional style of Hopi pottery.  This bowl is painted with a series of bats which extend around the top of the bowl.  Note that there are different designs on the wings of each bat.  As well, the colors of the bat wings are derived from natural clay slips.  The black is from bee-weed (a plant).  The bowl has been traditionally fired to create the various blushes on the surface.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 700.00 $ 475.00
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Nampeyo, Camille “Hisi”- Jar with Eagle Tail Design

Camille “Hisi” Quotskuyva learned to make pottery from her mother, Dextra Quotskuyva, a sister of noted painter Dan Namingha and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano, Annie Healing and Rachel Nampeyo.  She is known for her use of traditional imagery and the delicate painting of her designs.  This wide shoulder jar has a fully painted design with a stylized eagle tail pattern.  The red areas are fully polished with a red clay slip.  Note the intricacy and precision of the design!  The jar is signed on the bottom and dated 1-1995.  Note the subtle variations in color from the firing.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00 $ 600.00
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Ami, Dorothy – Large Jar with Hopi Birds

Dorothy Ami is a cousin of noted potter Mark Tahbo. This is one of her larger jars.  It is intricately painted with a series of Hopi birds encircling the piece.  The top and bottom have triangular geometric patterns. The birds are painted with red, burdundy and while clay slips. The black is bee-weed (a plant).  The large size and the dynamic designs flow beautifully on the surface of this piece!  It has been traditionally fired so there are blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 1,400.00 $ 1,100.00
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Martinez, Chris – Bowl with Feather Pattern

Chris Martinez (b. 1968) is a son of Barbara and Manuel Martinez.  He learned to make pottery from his grandmother Flora Naranjo.  His siblings Sammy Naranjo and Vickie Martinez are also potters.  This bowl is fully polished and painted with a feather pattern on the top of the piece. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Chris Martinez”.

$ 175.00 $ 100.00
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Bell, Seferina  – Jar with Bird & Star

Seferina Bell has long  been considered one of the great Zia potters of the 20th century.  This is a classic jar with birds on two sides.  Above the birds are the classic Zia rainbow with the red clay slip.  Separating the birds are a star pattern with the red band above and below.  The bowl was slipped with the white clay and painted with the red clay and which is polished.  There is a beautiful patina to the surface of this small bowl!  It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair but there is a slight lean to the form.  It is signed on the bottom with her hallmark, a bell.

$ 900.00 $ 575.00
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Tafoya, Shawn – Tile with Hunter and Dog (1988)

Shawn Tafoya is a son of Lucy YearFlower Tafoya, a grandson of Camilio Tafoya and a great-grandson of SaraFina Tafoya.  He began making art at the age of five. Although Shawn is a traditionalist in terms of material and technique, his pottery and Pueblo embroidery work is strikingly innovative, and he is well known for it. He has won numerous awards for his work, and has participated in many shows and exhibitions. Interestingly, Shawn is also one of the most gifted Pueblo textile embroiderers working today and teaches this traditional art throughout the northern villages. His pottery is often a unique balance of traditional and contemporary.  This round tile is inspired by the ancient Mimbres pottery of the 1100’s.  Here, he has painted a hunter with an antelope and a small dog at his feet.  The small dog is really a charming part of this piece!  The rim has fineline patterns painted with clay.  The piece is signed on the back in the clay.

$ 275.00 $ 200.00
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Aguilar, Joe – Polychrome Tile with Feather Design

Joe Aguilar began his career painting pottery for his mother, Susana Aguilar,  He also made pottery with his wife, Rosalie, through the 1940’s.  From 1940-50 he created a fascinating group of polychrome pottery including both plates and vessels.  He was one of the few potters at the time still using traditional techniques and designs for his work. This is a smaller tile in an unsual shape.  The design has plant, feather, rain and lightning patterns. The tile is unsigned, but it is certainly indicative of Joe’s style of painting, as well as the way he painted both the black and the red.  On the back is one of the stickers which were used in the 1940’s which identified the piece as coming from San Ildefonso Pueblo.  The tile is in good condition with some slight wear but no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. The plate is accompanied by a letter of attribution.For more information on the Early San Ildefonso Innovators, Click Here.

$ 125.00 $ 100.00
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Zane Smith, Jamie – Iroquois Inspired Water Jar

Jamie Zane Smith creates dynamic pieces which combine strong forms with stamped surface designs. This striking jar is made with Oklahoma clay and coil built.  Jamie carves a stamp out of wood and uses that to texture his pottery.  This jar has a water swirl pattern to complement the water jar form.  The rim has swirl carved designs extending down the neck.  The top is carved in a traditional Iroquois style cooking vessel with the square edged sections on the top.  It’s the surface which is most interesting.  It is polished to give it the appearance of leather!  The inside of the neck is also fully burnished. The jar is thin walled and beautifully constructed.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Jamie brings together a multitude of dimensions in his work blending the historic past with his modern visions.  Jamie remains one of the young creative potters bringing life to the clay in an area outside the southwest.

$ 1,800.00 $ 1,375.00
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Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Feather Design & Turtle Lid

Elizabeth Medina is known for traditional style of Zia pottery.  Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired.  This jar is painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina.  The jar has old-style Zia patterns with a rain design around the neck.  There are additional rain and cloud patterns around the shoulder and the center of the spirals has a feather pattern.  He has tightly painted the rain designs with fine-line patterns.  The turtle lid was painted by Elizabeth and has a classic Zia bird and plant designs.  The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.

$ 300.00 $ 225.00
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White, Elizabeth “Polingaysi Qooyawayma”  – Jar with Double Corn

Elizabeth White created distinctive pottery using the various colors of Hopi clay. She originated the use of the ear of corn as a design in repousse (pushed out from the inside) on her pottery. Her pottery is all signed in the clay with her Hopi name Polingaysi, which means, “butterfly sitting among the flowers in the breeze”.  This jar is one of her classic pieces with two ears of corn.  The coloration of the clay is the distinctive and much sought after “mauve”.  The entire piece is stone polished to a high shine except for the two ears of corn which are unpolished matte.  The narrow shape is very much like the jars that her nephew Al Qoyawayma makes which he calls “wish pots”.  He tells the story that the name comes from Elizabeth as she said people would look at the pieces and say, “I wish I could have one”.  This jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Interestingly, Polingaysi was a school teacher and taught at Hopi and  Navajo schools for almost 40 years.  On retirement from teaching, she became an artist, a poet, and a philosopher.  Her career as a potter was begun late in life, after her retirement, so there is very little of her work available. It is a classic of her work and an important addition to any collection!

$ 1,200.00 $ 900.00
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White, Elizabeth “Polingaysi Qoyawayma”  – Mudhead Katsina Clay Figure

Elizabeth White is an aunt of noted potter Al Qoyawayma and taught him to make pottery.  She originated the use of the ear of corn as a design in repousse (pushed out from the inside) on her pottery. Her pottery is all signed in the clay with her Hopi name Polingaysi, which means, “butterfly sitting among the flowers in the breeze”.  This is one of her classic “wind chimes”  It is in the shape of a Mudhead Katsina and made with the red clay from Hopi.  There is a piece of leather that holds the clay tab on the under side of the figure.  It is signed in the clay on the inside of the rim.  Elizabeth made various katsinas figures as “wind chimes” as well as corn maiden figures.  This piece in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Interestingly, Polingaysi was a school teacher and taught at Hopi and  Navajo schools for almost 40 years.  On retirement from teaching, she became an artist, a poet, and a philosopher.  Her career as a potter was begun late in life, after her retirement, so there is very little of her work available. It is a classic of her work and an important addition to any collection! It is definitely a charming piece of her pottery!

$ 625.00 $ 400.00
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Unsigned – Santa Clara Melon Jar (1920’s)

This bowl is unsigned jar is from the 1920’s.  It has a high shoulder and a slight neck.  The jar is indented with melon “ribs” around the shoulder.  They are pushed into the clay in the classic melon rib style. Typical of pieces from the early 1920’s, the jar is fully polished on the inside of the neck and also on the base.  It is fascinating to see such a classic style from this period and see how it has been reinterpreted today with both melon and ribbed jars. The piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There are some surface scratches and wear typical of a piece this age. However, note the great condition of the bottom of this piece, which has very few scratches and reflects the care taken of it over the years!

$ 300.00 $ 175.00
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Unsigned – Santa Clara Open Bowl with “Finger” Handles (1920’s)

This bowl is unsigned bowl is from the 1920’s.  It has a sharp shoulder and it is fully polished on the inside and outside. The bowl has squared off handles which extend onto the bowl with three “fingers”.  This is a style which was common at Santa Clara Pueblo in the 1920’s.  Margaret Tafoya says that she remembers seeing photos in books of Greek and Roman pottery with “hand” handles, and that is where the inspiration comes from.  It is fascinating to realize how pottery vessels from 100 years ago were as innovative and reflective of the world around them as pieces being made today!  The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There are some surface scratches and wear typical of a piece this age.

$ 1,000.00 $ 750.00
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Unsigned – San Ildefonso Polychrome Box (1920’s)

This box is from San Ildefonso pueblo.  It is unsigned but from the 1920’s period.  It is very unusual to find the red boxes from this period.  These early pieces were inspired by the corn meal boxes (without a lid).  The lidded boxes were popular in the 1920’s and were often called, “cigarette boxes” by the potters.  The San Ildefonso boxes of the period are distinctive with the very straight sides and very linear form.  This box is unusual with the variety of colors used in the designs. The pattern is a cloud design in various forms.  The colors are all natural clay slips and then outlined in with a white clay.  The lid of the box is painted with an additional stylized cloud pattern.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. While it is unsigned, it is still remarkable in form and design!

$ 750.00 $ 650.00
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Nampeyo, Adelle L. – Bowl with Migration Pattern

Adelle Nampeyo is known for her stylistic use of traditional Hopi designs.  This bowl has a migration pattern or bird wing design above the shoulder.  The design is painted with intricate lines.  Adelle has used native clays and bee-weed (the black) for the coloration.  It has been traditionally fired to create the coloration on the surface of the jar.  The coloration works beautifully with this piece with shades from white to orange.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 175.00 $ 100.00
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Nampeyo, Candice “Candy” – Bowl with Mountain and Cloud Designs

Candice learned to make pottery from her mother, Darlene Nampeyo.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and painted with Hopi-Tewa designs using traditional techniques and outdoor fired.  This bowl has a mountain and cloud pattern encircling the piece.  The red clay slip has mica in it and the black is painted with bee-weed (a plant).  There are some color variations from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 125.00 $ 75.00
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Huma, Rondina – Large Bowl with Geometric Patterns

Rondina Huma has certainly been one of the most influential Hopi potters working today.  Since her “Best of Show” award at Santa Fe Indian Market in the early 1990’s, her tight style and intricately painted pottery has changed the face of contemporary Hopi pottery.   Each piece is coil built, fully stone polished and painted with native clays and bee-weed (black), and native fired.  What is interesting about Rondina’s pottery is that it is always polished on the inside as well as the outside!  This bowl is from the early 1990’s.  It has her classic shard patterns but they are larger than on her later work. Rondina has said that her goal is to not repeat the same design twice on a bowl!  The rim has a rain pattern with a red polished design.  The piece is traditionally fired outdoors to create the coloration in the clay.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 3,000.00 $ 2,000.00
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Melchor, Santana – Jar with Rain Designs

Santana Melchor was one of the great potters from Santo Domingo throughout the 1900’s. This water jar is a classic shape with a rain, cloud and wild spinach leaf design.  The  jar is painted with wild spinach (black) and native clay slips. It is signed on the bottom, “Santana Melchor”.  The jar is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There is wear around the base, inside the rim and on areas of the sides.

$ 625.00 $ 425.00
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Lewis, Sharon – Fine-Line Star Pattern Seedpot

Sharon Lewis has developed her own very distinctive style of design.  Her pieces are beautifully formed, thin walled and then tightly painted.  This miniature seedpot has a black and white fine-line star pattern.  She has such delicate lines on her painted pottery and it is reflective in this piece.  The lines create the star pattern on the seedpot.

$ 250.00 $ 175.00
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Ami, Loren – Jar with Spider Design

Loren Ami’s pottery is inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black) and outdoor fired.  This jar is one of his classic shapes with a wide shoulder and a turned out neck. The neck of the jar is slipped with a micaceous red clay. The design on the jar is very traditional series spiders on two sides.  This is a design which was often used by Nampeyo of Hano.  The two larger spiders are represented by both male and female.  The opposite two sides have more stylized spider motifs.  This jar is also symbolic as Loren is also spider clan.   Note as well that he also used an additional darker brown slip.  The is a small area where the jar has fired a darker almost black in the center of the spider.  The jar has been priced accordingly.  It has been traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom.

$ 700.00 $ 475.00
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Nampeyo, Leah  – Jar with Migration Pattern

This is a classic jar by Leah Nampeyo.  It has a wide shoulder and slightly turned out rim. The design is a migration pattern which is painted on the shoulder of the piece.  It extends down to the base.  It is a classic design which was revived by Nampeyo of Hano.  The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There is some loss of the black in various areas.

$ 500.00 $ 400.00
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Ami, Loren – Hilili Katsina Jar

Loren Ami’s pottery is inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black) and outdoor fired.  This jar is one of his classic shapes with a wide shoulder and a turned out neck.  Loren said that the design on this jar was inspired by the Hilili Katsina.  The are inspired by the mask worn by the katsina.  The Hilili Katsina’s name comes from the call or noise that he makes. He is a Guard Kachina, who is mainly seen holding Yucca whips. He has become a popular guard at the ceremonies due to his dancing style. He can bee seen in the Powamu and Night dances.  The jar has been traditionally fired which creates the blushes on the surface.  Note the use of the mica in the red clay slip!  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 525.00 $ 400.00
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Naranjo-Morse, Nora – Figurative Mask Sculpture

This is an exceptional sculptural piece by Nora Naranjo-Morse.  It is a very large piece in the style of a mask yet minimalized into its component parts.  On the horizontal section there are the round “eyes” and the remainder is stylized with various Pueblo designs. In the center is an additional removable piece creating an additional aspect for the sculpture.  Nora is always amazingly innovative in her work and creative with her iconogrpphy. It is signed, “Nora”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 2,800.00 $ 2,000.00
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Naranjo, Luciano – Jar with Deer, Bear and Avanyu

Spectacular!  This is a remarkable piece from Luciano.  It is a beautiful shape with a wide shoulder and sloping neck. The entire jar is fully polished and the designs are etched into the clay. There are deer, a bear and wild turkey.  Flowing through the background of the jar is a water serpent (avanyu), which ties the entire piece together.  The area where he has etched away the polished surface he has then scraped down to create a striking contrast between the polished and matte surface.  The color from the firing on this jar is stunning as it is deep, rich brown.  It is great to see a younger potter taking chances on such major work.  Luciano is definitely one of those younger potters to watch!

$ 1,800.00 $ 1,000.00
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Naranjo-Garcia, Sharon – Red Water Jar with Bear Paws

Sharon Naranjo Garcia (b. 1951) is a granddaughter of Christina Naranjo.  She learned to make pottery from her grandmother and is known for her traditional style of pottery. This is a double shoulder water jar with an elongated neck and turned out rim.  The jar has two bear paws impressed in the rim.  The entire piece is fully polished and fired a deep red coloration.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 600.00 $ 475.00
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Tafoya, Ray  – Tall Jar with Eagle and Flute Player  (1987)

This tall jar by Ray Tafoya is fully polished.  The body of the piece has a flute player in a central medallion.  The top is flattened and has an etched eagle.  The remainder of the piece is fully etched with designs.  All the different colors are derived from natural clay slips. Note how many of the designs on the jar are similar to ones used today by his daughter, Jennifer Moquino.  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00 $ 600.00
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Shupla, Helen – Melon Jar with 10 Ribs

Helen Shupla is famous for her carved pottery as well as her exceptional melon bowls.  Her melon jars are the traditional style with the ribs pushed out in the clay.  This melon jar has ten ribs which are wide and there is a narrow groove separating each of the ribs.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,600.00 $ 1,000.00
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Tapia, Mae – Bowl with Quail, Lizard and Rabbit Medallions

Mae Tapia was known for her intricately etched miniature pottery.  However, this is one of the largest pieces of her pottery we have seen in a long time!  The bowl has three medallions which consist of a quail, lizard and rabbit.  Surrounding each of the medallions are various pueblo feather and geometric patterns.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00 $ 250.00
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Namoki, Lawrence – Masau Katsina & Bird Seedpot

Lawrence Namoki has been known for a variety of styles in his pottery. While he began with deep carved pottery today he is creating delicately painted vessels.  This piece is entitled, “Ngmoki” which is the Hopi spelling of his name, which means “medicine”.  The seedpot is designed as a healing or medicine bowl. There is an inset piece of turquoise on the top with bird, bear paw, feather and katsina designs painted on the sides. The seedpot is a narrow and tall shape, which makes it distinctive in form.  Note the very delicate and intricate painting on the two katsina figures, both of which are Masau.  These painted designs are striking on the black polished surface.

$ 400.00 $ 250.00
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Williams, Lorraine – Long Neck Jar with Yei Figures

This is a traditional jar by Lorriane Williams.  It is a long neck and  low shoulder.  There are Yei Figures and rug patterns around the neck.  Around the shoulder is a corrugated section with a design created by pushing in the clay.  This is a simulated “rug” pattern, with a similar texture appearance.  Near the base is another mountain style rug pattern.  There is a spirit line which runs from the rim to the bottom of the design, which is traditional on Navajo work.  The designs are further highlighted with additional clay slips.  It has been traditionally fired.  After the piece is fired it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian.  Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.

$ 400.00 $ 225.00
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Lucas, Steve – Cosmos Sky Patterns Jar

This jar by Steve Lucas is a classic Hopi shape with the wide shoulder.  The top of the jar is painted with geometric shapes which are then filled in with red and white clay slips which are then stone polished.  The various designs are meant to represent the sky and the cosmos.  The area below the shoulder is polished red and there is a painted design near the base. This represents the earth with the top of the jar overhead.  The bowl was traditionally fired and has slight color variations from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom with his name and an ear of corn (Corn Clan) and a Mudhead Katsina.

$ 1,200.00 $ 875.00
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Simpson, Rose – “Call a Spade a Spade” Jar

Rose Simpson is one of the exciting innovative potters working today.  While she is known for her figurative work, this piece combines a classic vessel form with her creative painting.  The jar is entitled, “Call a Spade a Spade”.  There are figures on both sides, and one is holding a Jack of Spades card.  In the background are the words “hearts”, “Jack”, “King” and the word “Spade” is written in black.  Some of the areas are glazed and the others are matte. The jar plays on the meaning behind the name of the vessel in both the words and figures.  It’s a reflection on honesty.  Rose continues to expand her style in various museum exhibitions around the US and create new and more dynamic works in clay.

$ 4,000.00 $ 2,800.00
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Medicine Flower, Grace – Carved Bowl with Avanyu

This bowl is a piece of Grace Medicine Flower’s carved pottery from the late 1960’s.  It is fully carved with a plumed water serpent.  This style of avanyu is the one that is also seen on the carved work of her father, Camilio.   It is not often that we see Grace’s fully carved pottery but they are wonderfully complicated in the intricacy of their design!  The background area of the bowl is slipped with a cream colored clay while the remainder of the piece is fully polished red.  There is one small area on the avanyu which is black from the firing. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips,cracks, restoration or repair.  It comes to us from the estate collection of Richard Spivey.

$ 650.00 $ 450.00
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Martinez, Lucy – Jar with Feather Pattern

Lucy Martinez is known for her traditional style San Ildefonso pottery.  This jar is highly polished and painted with a feather pattern around the neck. Around the shoulder is a cloud pattern.  Typically she would make the pottery and it would be polished by her husband, Richard. The jar is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Lucy M.”.

$ 125.00 $ 75.00
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Folwell, Jody – Jar with Figures, River and Tree

This is a fascinating jar from Jody Follwell. The shape is one of her distinctive water jar with a wide shoulder and elongated neck. The jar is polished red around the neck and base while it is matte tan around the shoulder. The jar is designed with both etched and incised imagery.  Around the neck of the jar is female figure sitting by a tree along with a ground hog. Around the shoulder is a figure floating in a river surrounded by fish.  There are also additional feather and star patterns which are etched into the clay.  The bottom of the jar is fully polished and it is signed on the bottom, “Jody”.

$ 1,500.00 $ 1,000.00
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Ami, Loren – Eagle Tail Seedpot

Loren Ami’s pottery is inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black) and outdoor fired.  This seedpot shaped bowl has a small opening. It is painted with the classic eagle tail design. The eagle tails sweep down over the side of the bowl. It has been traditionally fired which creates the blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom.

$ 350.00 $ 250.00
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Nampeyo, Candice “Candy” – Turtle with Traditional Designs

Candice learned to make pottery from her mother, Darlene Nampeyo.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and painted with Hopi-Tewa designs using traditional techniques and outdoor fired.  This is one of her turtles.  It is painted with a classic night scene of Hopi, with the mesas and the stars in the sky.  There are some color variations from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 100.00 $ 65.00
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Nampeyo, Darlene – Miniature Pottery Set

Darlene learned to make pottery from her aunts, Dextra and Priscilla.  Her pottery is more traditional in style and she continues to use Hopi clay for her pottery and paint with bee-weed for the black.  This is a charming set she has made with two small bowls made with the Hopi red clay.  They are affixed to two clay “rock” slabs.  She said she had made the miniatures and thought they were more interesting as a group, as if they were sitting out on the rocks at Hopi.  It has been traditionally fired to create the variations in color on the surface.  It is signed on the back.

$ 75.00 $ 50.00
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Ami, Loren – Jar with Fox Design

Loren Ami’s pottery is inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black) and outdoor fired.  This jar is one of his classic shapes with a wide shoulder and a turned out neck. The neck of the jar is slipped with a micaceous red clay. The design on the jar are a series of foxes, which are a classic design from Nampeyo of Hano.  Note the use of the additional red and white clay slips on the body of the figures.  The jar has been traditionally fired which creates the blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom.

$ 550.00 $ 400.00
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Tapia, Belen – Red Melon Bowl

Belen Tapia was a diverse potter creating everything from painted to carved pottery.  She was was a niece of Sara Fina Tafoya, a sister of Ramoncita Sisneros and the mother of Anita Suazo, Frank Tapia and Anna Archuleta. She began making pottery in the 1930’s during the early years of Santa Clara polychrome pottery. However, by the 1950’s she was making primarily carved pottery with unique designs and forms. By the 1980’s she was again making polychrome pottery, bringing her artistry full circle.  This bowl is one of her larger pieces and one of her few melon bowls.  Each of the ribs is pushed out and then sanded to create the shape.  The entire piece is fully polished and fired red. It is striking both in size and also the shine from the polished surface. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Belen Tapia”.

$ 1,800.00 $ 1,200.00
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Aragon, Dolores – Mini Seedpot with Flower Design

Dolores Aragon is known for her miniature pottery. This small seedpot is painted with a flower pattern on the top. The design extends outward with additional flower petals.  While it is small, it is beautifully painted!  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 150.00 $ 100.00
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Davis, Titus – Lightning Swirl Jar

Titus Davis is the son of noted potter Darla Davis and a cousin of Eric Lewis.  He creates coil built pottery that combines the classic fine-line designs with a modern approach.  This jar has a fineline pattern which encompass the surface of the piece.  There is a negative space lightning pattern which extends down from the rim and  breaks up this classic linear pattern.  It flows around the shoulder of the jar and created a dynamic appearance.  The jar has such a varied appearance as it is turned.   The shape and designs work perfectly together.  Titus is certainly a young potter to watch!

$ 120.00 $ 100.00
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Candelaria, Daryl – Large “Shards” Jar

Daryl Candelaria is one of the few potters working at San Felipe Pueblo.  He studied both historic and contemporary pottery at SAR in Santa Fe, NM.  This jar is one of his classic “Shard” pots.  It is coil built and each of the “shards” is carved into the clay.  What makes it so extraordinary is that each shard is either painted, polished or carved in a representative manner the various Pueblos.  Few potters have the technical ability to create so many diverse surfaces, let alone on one vessel!  As the jar is turned the classic Zia, Jemez and Hopi designs.  The carved and polished red section with the avanyu head is reminiscent of San Ildefonso.  The Mimbres deer is Acoma while the figure and parrot are inspired by the Awatovi murals.  The single figure is Mimbres and there is also shard of corrugated pottery in gray.  The red carved figure with the tablita is inspired by Santa Clara carved pottery.  There are additional black-on-black and red-on-red sections as well as a single micaceous shard.  Amazingly the various styles and techniques blend beautifully on the jar.   It is signed by the artist and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  What a perfect way to portray the history and techniques of Pueblo pottery in one vessel!

$ 4,800.00 $ 3,900.00
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Daubs, Dennis – Jar with Avanyu

Dennis Daubs is known for his intricately incised pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and the imagery is etched into the surface of the clay.  This jar has a water serpent around the shoulder of the piece.  Above and below are eternity belt patterns.  The designs are very intricately etched and note the precision of the lines.

$ 300.00 $ 200.00
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Ami, Loren – Bowl with Old Style Moths

Loren Ami’s pottery is inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black) and outdoor fired.  This bowl is stone polished and painted with four butterflies or moths as the design.  This is a fascinating use of a very old design.  The body of the each moth is in the center and the wings are polished red. It is the head of each moth which is the mouth of the bowl!  Loren has perfectly used the form of the bowl to become part of his design.  The bowl is traditionally fired which creates the blushes on the surface.  Loren is certainly one of the traditionalist Hopi-Tewa potters to watch, as each new piece reveals his strength as both a potter and an artist!

$ 250.00 $ 175.00
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Naranjo, Luciano – Seedpot with Deer

Luciano Naranjo is known for his contemporary style incised pottery using animals and nature as his themes.  This striking seedpot is highly polished and fired brown.  The design is a male and female deer facing in opposite directions.  Between them is a flower medallion.  Note the cloud step patterns in the ear.  This design is one of many that Luciano uses to distinguish his work from that of his father, Paul Naranjo.  Luciano is definitely one of those younger potters to watch!

$ 400.00 $ 250.00
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Naranjo, Luciano – Jar with Deer & Ram Animals & Dancers

There are a deer and Big Horn Sheep on each side of the jar.  Separating are a Deer Dancer and a Ram Dancer.  The jar captures connection between the animals and the dancers who portray them in various Pueblo ceremonies.  Flowing through the background of the jar is a water serpent (avanyu), which ties the entire piece together.  The area where he has etched away the polished surface he has then scraped down to create a striking contrast between the polished and matte surface.  The color from the firing on this jar is a dark brown.  Luciano is definitely one of those younger potters to watch!

$ 650.00 $ 375.00
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Lewis, Sharon – Plate with Rain Design

Sharon Lewis has developed her own very distinctive style of design.  Her pieces are beautifully formed, thin walled and then tightly painted.  This is one of her few larger plates.  It has a red rim and a painted design in the center.  The rim is meant to represent the earth while the fine lines are the rain and clouds flowing down from the sky.  The plate is intricately painted and a striking balance of negative space in the design.

$ 350.00 $ 195.00
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Begaye, Nathan – Tile with Polychrome Lizard

Nathan Begaye was a unique innovator among Pueblo and Navajo potters.  His ethnic connection to both Hopi and Navajo let his work flow between the two distinctive styles and yet find their own unique space.  His work used traditional designs, forms and techniques, yet somehow appeared very modern.  This tile is from 2000 and was made for a “Hopi Tile” show that we had here the gallery.  The lizard is painted on a polished white clay surface and the colors are all natural clay slips.  The black is bee-weed and note the tightly painted fineline designs. Nathan used a piece from a broken vessel to create this “shard” which he wanted to look like an ancient piece that had just been found.  There is a little bit of wear on the black and some minor spalling, which adds to the feel of the piece being “old”.  Note on the back the rust colored area below the signature, that was where he put some caliche clay he found here in AZ and he wanted to see what color it would fire.

$ 600.00 $ 325.00
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Swentzell, Roxanne – “The Presenter” Original Clay Figure

This is a striking original clay piece by Roxanne Swentzell.  It is entitled “The Presenter” and it is one of Roxanne’s pieces in her bathing suit series.  The figure shows the complexity that Roxanne is able to achieve with her clay work. The extended feet, the movement of the hands, the face, are all perfectly scuplted.  Roxanne is able to achieve such a sense of emotion in the faces of her figures!  This piece is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is from early 2000 and signed in the clay, “ROX”.

Our consignor has asked us to reduce the price and add it to our Estate Sale page. 

$ 14,000.00 $ 9,800.00
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Swentzell, Roxanne – “Taking Aim” Original Clay Figure

This is a powerful original clay piece by Roxanne Swentzell.  It is entitled “Taking Aim” and the figure is an interesting combination of Koshari with an American Flag motif on the body.  This is one of Roxanne’s clay pieces which has such amazing detail in the face and hair. The eyes and the face truly capture the moment. The body is outstanding with great motion in the hands and the the placement of the feet.  This clay piece is signed, “ROX” in the clay and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

Our consignor has asked us to reduce the price and add it to our Estate Sale page. 

 

$ 13,500.00 $ 9,800.00
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