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Martinez, Lucy – Jar with Feather Pattern (1980’s)

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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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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Tse-Pe, Jennifer Sisneros – Plate with Avanyu

Jennifer Sisneros Tse-pe learned her distinctive style of pottery from her late husband, Tse-Pe.  Each piece is coil built and etched with designs after the firing. This is one of her few plates. The entire surface is fully polished. The center of the plate has an etched medallion with a water serpent (Avanyu) as the design. Around the rim of the plate are semi-circular lightly etched areas.  She has stippled the background in contrast to the polished surface.  It is signed on the back with her hallmark.

$ 500.00 $ 400.00
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Haungooah, Dean – Seedpot with Mimbres Fox

This seedpot by Dean Haungooah is highly detailed complicated sgraffito designs. The seedpot has a Mimbres inspired fox on the top of the piece. The fox has additional clay slips for the various colors.  Surrounding the fox are cloud and rain designs.  The top of the seedpot is matte while the bottom is polished.  The piece is signed on the side at the base.  It is from 1999 and it is signed, “Dean Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 300.00 $ 200.00
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Haungooah, Dean – Seedpot with Sunface & Fish

This seedpot by Dean Haungooah is highly detailed complicated sgraffito designs. The seedpot has a fish on one side and a Tewa sun on the other.  There are additional Mimbres insects along with a pueblo wall.  The etching on the surface is on different levels, creating matte and polished designs. There is a single inset piece of shell bead for the eye of the fish.  The seedpot is from 1993 and it is signed, “Dean Haungooah”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 400.00 $ 250.00
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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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Sahmie, Ida — “Navajo Rug” Design Jar

This jar is a new design by Ida Shamie.  Her work utilized traditional Navajo imagery for her patterns.  The jar has four rug patterns painted on the shoulder using bee-weed (a plant) to create the black.  The neck of the jar is polished with a red clay slip.  Separating the rug designs are etched mesa patterns.  The jar has been traditionally fired.  Ida is a daughter-in-law of Priscilla Nampeyo.  She has won numerous awards for her pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market.  She is the only Navajo potter creating this unique style of ethnographic pottery.

$ 750.00 $ 550.00
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Sahmie, Ida — “Day & Night Chant” Jar

This jar is a new design by Ida Shamie.  Her work utilized traditional Navajo imagery for her patterns.  The jar has one side which has a Night Dance and the other which has the Day Dance.  The figures are male Yei-bi-chi dancers encircling the jar.  On the night side, the background area is fully painted with bee-weed (a plant) to make it black.  In the center image above is the fire around which the dancers are circling.  It is a wonderful attempt to create a “3D” story on the vessel!  The Day scene has the clouds and the mesa in the background.  What truly makes her work so distinctive is that the figures are not just painted, but they are also etched into the clay!  The faces and the designs on the kilts are also all etched into the clay!  Note as well the cloud design around the rim, which is the design on the Navajo wedding baskets.  One of our favorite parts, however, is near the base of the jar and the shadows she paints of the dancers!  Ida is a daughter-in-law of Priscilla Nampeyo.  She has won numerous awards for her pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market.  She is the only Navajo potter creating this unique style of ethnographic pottery.

$ 1,200.00 $ 900.00
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Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Jar with Dance Figure

Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales.  This jar combines the various techniques for which he was well known.  The jar has a round body and a small neck.  There body of the piece is a matte earth colored nearly-pinkish clay, which comes from near Abique, NM.  The central medallion of the jar is polished green and has a Dance figure and a bear paw as the design.  The etching is tight and the stippling of the background is a visual signature to Tse-Pe’s technique.  It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00 $ 650.00
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Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – Standing Owl with Pueblo Designs

Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques.  Lisa makes the pottery and it is painted by Harlan.  This standing owl is an exceptional piece of their work.  The owl has a rather intense connotation in Native stories reflecting wisdom, foresight, and the keeper of sacred knowledge.  This standing owl utilizes numerous traditional Cochiti and Kewa designs to make up the entire piece.  The eyes are encircled by the wild spinach plant design, which is what is used to paint the black on the figures.  The wings also have the wild spinach design in the center and plant designs on either side.  The main body has triangular feather patterns with a surrounding lightning design.  However, it’s the use of the clay as the feathers on the head and wings that is exceptional!  Harlan as well said to note how they sculpted the feet, which together with the wings, give a sense of flight. The materials are all traditional as the red and cream are both native clays while the black is wild spinach (a plant). This figure was also traditionally fired outdoors.

$ 4,000.00 $ 3,000.00
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Toya, Dominique – Red & Mica Melon Ridge Mini Jar

Dominique Toya has created her distinctive style of pottery using native clay and micaceous clay slips for the surface.  This is one of her miniatures. The jar has an asymmetrical shape and around the neck and rim. The top and bottom are fully polished a deep red.  The center of the jar has a single melon ridge which encircles the jar. The area of the rib is slipped with a micaceous clay.  The jar has been traditionally fired and the coloration is striking!  Dominique has won numerous awards for her pottery and continues to be one of the leading Jemez potters working today!

$ 800.00 $ 525.00
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Martinez, Lupita – Large Plainware Jar (1950’s)

Lupita Martinez was known for her highly polished and beautifully painted pottery.  She was also one of the last surviving early San Ildefonso potters.  Lupita was married to Anselmo Martinez and was a daughter of Santana Vigil. Her aunt was Isabel Atencio and her grandmother was Nicolasa Montoya, who taught Maria Martinez to make pottery. Lupita was known for her highly polished black-on-black pottery, typically with classic designs and shapes.This is a larger piece of her pottery and it is fully polished and fired a deep black.  It is from the 1950’s.   The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed, “Lupita Martinez” on the bottom in the clay.

$ 500.00 $ 275.00
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Speckled Rock, Paul – Micaceous Melon Bowl

Paul Speckled Rock is a grandson of Severa Tafoya but learned to make pottery from Joseph Lonewolf.  This is one of his few melon bowls.  The piece is deeply carved with 8 ribs which extend from the mouth to the base. In each of these sections they are further carved with an additional two ribs. The bowl has a very modernistic style and appearance.  It is slipped with a micaceous clay and traditionally fired black.  The are some color variations on the surface from the firing.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 500.00 $ 350.00
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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 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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Romero, Susan “Snowflake” – Buffalo Seedpot

Susan “Snowflake” Romero’s pottery is highly polished and intricately etched with detailed imagery.  Many of her skills are ones that she learned from her father, Joseph Lonewolf. This seedpot has a realistic buffalo etched onto the top of the piece.  On the sides are buffalo tracks and two petroglyph style buffalo.  Note also how Susan has etched her pottery. The polished red is the surface, and then she often etches just the polished area away to reveal the matte red and the going deeper, there is the tan of the clay.  It is very complicated and time consuming to etch in this manner!  However, the results are exceptional.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay with her Tewa name, “Pho-sa-We”.  It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and signed on the bottom.

$ 600.00 $ 375.00
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Tafoya, Camilio – Mini Seedpot Eagle Feather Pattern (1975)

This miniature seedpot by Camilio Tafoya is from  by Camilio is from 1975. It is etched with a feather pattern around the neck. The area below the design is fully polished red.  It is signed on the bottom “Camilio Sunflower Tafoya”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 350.00 $ 250.00
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Tafoya, Camilio – Mini Jar with Eagle Feather Pattern (1975)

This miniature jar by Camilio Tafoya is from  by Camilio is from 1975. It is etched with a feather pattern around the shoulder.  The neck of the jar has a very lightly etched kiva step pattern.  The kivas are the ceremonial areas which are often below ground and depicted in pottery as a series of three steps. The area below the design is fully polished red.  It is signed on the bottom “Camilio Sunflower Tafoya”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 500.00 $ 300.00
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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 $ 175.00
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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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White, Elizabeth – 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  – 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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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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Tafoya, Camilio – Seedpot with Fish & Bird (1982)

The is among the most refined incised pieces we have seen by Camilio Tafoya. The seedpot is incised on one side with a fish and the other a bird. They are separated by a leaf pattern.  The entire piece is very highly polished and the additional colored clay slips create a striking visual complement to the shine.  The seedpot is from 1982 and it is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 800.00 $ 575.00
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Vigil, Lonnie –  Micaceous Bowl with Fire Clouds

Lonnie Vigil is known for his use of micaceous clay and is one of a handful of potters from Nambe pueblo.  He has taken this style of pottery and transformed it from utilitarian into fine art.  This jar is a very classic bowl with fireclouds at the base.  The bowl is thin walled and perfect in shape. The fire clouds are dynamic in coloration ranging from white to black.   It is this refinement of a traditional art form for which Lonnie won “Best of Show” at Santa Fe Indian Market in the 1998.

$ 1,200.00 $ 900.00
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Lewis, Eric – Long Neck Vase

This is a traditional style long neck jar by Eric Lewis.  The jar is an elegant shape with an elongated neck and a double shoulder.  The designs are plant style patterns which encircle the piece.  Eric’s bold painting works perfectly on this delicate form. Eric has taken the classic Acoma Pueblo designs and enlarged them and made them into bold graphics.  His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 425.00 $ 325.00
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Lewis, Eric – Jar with Corn Design

This is a creative jar by Eric Lewis. The jar has a low shoulder and an elongated neck. The design on one side has a stylized corn plant which extends up from the base to the rim.  The other side has a stylized Crow Mother type of Katsina with the wings on the side of her mask.  As the jar is turned the designs flow into one another.  The imagery on this piece is precision painted and visually striking.  Eric is certainly one of the young Pueblo potters to watch!

$ 325.00 $ 200.00
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Lewis, Eric – Seedpot with Hummingbird Design

This oval seedpot is by Eric Lewis.  The seedpot has a flatter form so that it is wider than it is tall.  It is fully painted with geometric patterns. On the top and bottom are hummingbird designs which are surrounded by plant patterns.  Eric has taken the classic Acoma Pueblo designs and enlarged them and made them into bold graphics.  His innovative designs make him a younger potter to watch!

$ 175.00 $ 125.00
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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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Gonzales, Tse-Pe – Seedpot with Two Fish

Tse-Pe Gonzales as a son of noted potter Rose Gonzales.  This seedpot is fully polished and fired brown. The design is a central plant pattern with a fish on either side.  The tails of the fish extend out from the circle of the medallion.  There is a single inset piece of turquoise at the top to represent the water.  The back of the piece is fully polished with no design.  The etching is tight and the stippling of the background is a visual signature to Tse-Pe’s technique.  It is signed on the bottom with Tse-Pe’s hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 700.00 $ 600.00
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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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Naranjo, Teresita  – Wedding Vase with Carved Avanyu

This wedding vase is a classic shape for Teresita Naranjo’s work. The spouts are squared out on the tips and the body of the piece is fully carved. The design is a water serpent (avanyu) which encircles the piece.  It is deeply carved and the design includes other cloud and rain patterns.  The entire piece is beautifully polished and a classic for her work!  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Teresita Naranjo” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 1,875.00 $ 1,400.00
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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 $ 1,800.00
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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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Nampeyo, Rachel – Pair of Small Bowls

Rachel Namingha Nampeyo was a gradndaughter of Nampeyo of Hano and a daughter of Annie Healing. She was the mother of noted potters Priscilla Nampeyo, Dextra Quotskuyva, Eleanor Lucas, Emerson Namingha and Ruth Namingha. She was known for her use of traditional designs on her pottery and continuing the pottery legacy of her grandmother.  The two small bowls have similar designs with rain and cloud patterns.  They are each traditionally fired with  blushes on the surface.  One is signed, “R. Nampeyo” and the other, “R.N”.   They are both in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 100.00 $ 75.00
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Tapia-Browning, Michelle – Bowl with Rain Designs

Michelle Tapia-Browning is a daughter of noted potter LuAnn Tafoya and a sister of Daryl Whitegeese. While she is better known for her photography, she is also a gifted potter.  This bowl is coil built, carved, stone polished and traditionally fired.  The bowl is carved with a rain and mountain pattern.  While Michelle makes very few pieces of pottery, her work is classic and beautifully polished.

$ 900.00 $ 600.00
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Cain, Mary – Engagement Basket with Carved Avanyu

This engagement basket is a classic piece by Mary Cain.  It is fully polished, including the handle!  It is always amazing that the handles don’t crack or break in the polishing or firing process.  The bowl part of the piece is fully carved with a water serpent as the design.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 650.00 $ 400.00
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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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Cain, Mary – Wedding Vase with Carved Avanyu

This wedding vase is a classic piece by Mary Cain.  It is fully polished, including the handle!  It is always amazing that the handles don’t crack or break in the polishing or firing process.  The body of the piece is fully carved with a water serpent.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Mary is the matriarch of a family of potters including children Linda Cain, Tina Diaz and grandchildren Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.

$ 650.00 $ 500.00
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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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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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Martinez, Maria – Plainware Gunmetal Fired Plate (1920’s)

This plate by Maria Martinez is a classic plainware piece of her early pottery.   It was made and polished by Maria but doesn’t have any design painted on the surface.  It is fired to a gunmetal coloration on the front and black on the back.  Finding plainware plates in such great condition is always difficult, as they were often used or scratched over the years.  It is signed, “Marie + Julian” on the back in the clay.  The plate is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

To learn more about Maria’s signatures, click here.

$ 1,500.00 $ 1,000.00
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Naranjo, Dusty – Jar with Horses

This jar by Dusty Naranjo jar is from 2008 and it is fully polished and etched.  It has a series of horses encircling the piece. The horses are etched deeply into the clay and they are surrounded by stars in the background.  Dusty etches with a combination of lighter and deeper cuts.  The jar is fired brown.  The shape, color and design give the jar a very modern appearance.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 400.00 $ 300.00
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Fragua, Glendora – Seedpot with Mimbres Scorpion (1983)

Glendora Fragua is known for her intricately incised pottery.  This piece is from 1983 and is a very early piece of her etched pottery. The bowl is slipped with a micaceous clay and the design it etched into the surface. The imagery is a Mimbres inspired scorpion which is surrounded by traditional pueblo designs.  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay with Glendora’s corn hallmark.

$ 250.00 $ 125.00
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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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Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – Large Jar with Sparrows

This is certainly one of the most impressive jars made by Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano.  They make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques.  Lisa makes the pottery and it is painted by Harlan.  This massive piece is a classic water jar shape with a round body and a turned out neck.  There are few traditional potters working today at this size!  The jar is fully painted with sparrows which are interspersed between traditional cloud and wind patterns. Each of the birds is different and they are highlighted with a red clay slip. The materials are all traditional as the red and cream are both native clays while the black is wild spinach (a plant). The jar is traditionally fired outdoors.  This piece received an 2nd place ribbon at the 2010 Santa Fe Indian Market. 

$ 7,800.00 $ 6,800.00
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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.

$ 600.00 $ 400.00
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Tafoya, Cresencia – Mini Feather & White Cloud Jar

Cresencia Tafoya is the mother of noted potters Harriet Tafoya and Annie Baca. This is one of her highly polished red pieces.  The feathers are painted with a red clay slip and the cloud design is painted with a white clay slip.  The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 150.00 $ 100.00
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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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Tafoya, Camilio – Large Carved Bowl Feather Design (1960’s)

This is is a large and classic bowl by Camilio “Sunflower” Tafoya.  He was the father of Grace Medicine Flower and Joseph Lonewolf and the brother of Margaret Tafoya.  While he is known for his miniatures this one of his larger carved bowls from the 1960’s.  The bowl is fully polished and carved with a feather pattern.  The spectacular part of this bowl is the coloration from the firing. It ranges from dark black to areas with brown and even a section that is almost gunmetal! That coloration is very reminiscent of the firings by his mother, Sara Fina Tafoya.  The brown seems to make it’s own designs as it flows with the black and it certainly creates a much stronger and more fascinating bowl.  It is not often we see his larger carved vessels and rarely with such a great polish and surface.  The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  There are some light surface scratches.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 1,200.00 $ 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 $ 200.00
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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 $ 375.00
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Naranjo, Dusty – Jar with Hummingbirds & Flowers

This small long neck jar by Dusty Naranjo is a fully polished and etched.  It has a series of hummingbirds and flowers as the design. Near the neck it is more fully designed with geometric patterns.  There is a wonderful intricacy of the designs of the flowers on the sides as they extend upward to the hummingbirds! Intricate and elegant!

$ 175.00 $ 100.00
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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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Lewis, Eric – Jar with Butterfly Design

This jar by Eric Lewis has a wide base, a round body and a long neck. The shape is unusual but works perfectly for his complicated designs.  On two of the sides are stylized butterfly patterns.  They connect with cloud and wind designs.  The round body of the jar accentuates the imagery.  Eric is exceptional at painting his designs to match his unique forms.  The black against the white clay create a striking appearance.  Eric is certainly one of the young Pueblo potters to watch!

$ 600.00 $ 325.00
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Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – Four Arm “Pueblo Super Hero”

Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques.  Lisa makes the pottery and it is painted by Harlan.  This figure is amazing as it is hollow and all coil built.  The figure is one of the “Pueblo Super Hero” figures Harlan has created over the past decade. The figure has four arms, which is technically difficult to create.  The designs are a series of Pueblo style flower, water and cloud motifs.  There is a striking intensity of the design and form on this figure.  The materials are all traditional as the red and cream are both native clays while the black is wild spinach (a plant). The figure is traditionally fired outdoors. 

$ 3,200.00 $ 2,500.00
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Gutierrez, Teresa – Black Carved Bowl with Avanyu

This bowl by Teresa Gutierrez is very tightly carved with a water serpent as the design.  The bowl is polished red and then the traditional cream colored clay slip is applied into the background areas.  This creates a more dramatic contrast of coloration with the matte and polished surfaces.

$ 85.00 $ 50.00
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Nipshank, Glen – Tall White Gourd Jar

Glen Nipshank is known for the organic shapes of his pottery.  This tall jar has an asymmetrical form with a rounded base and long neck.  The base and sides are pushed in, challenging the strength of the clay walls.  The white clay adds additional shadows to the recessed sections.  Glen brings a fascinating non-pueblo perspective to Native pottery. The jar is from 2007 and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 400.00 $ 300.00
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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!

$ 350.00 $ 175.00
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Tafoya, Camilio – Seedpot with Hummingbirds (1982)

The is a classic miniature by Camilio Tafoya. The seedpot is incised with Mimbres inspired hummingbirds as the design.  Note on the top of the piece there is a single Mimbres bee! The seedpot has an unusual form but one which is certainly recognizable as Camilio’s.  There are additional clay slips used to create the various colors.  The seedpot is from 1982 and it is signed on the bottom in the clay.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

$ 450.00 $ 275.00
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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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