r Jemez Pottery - Presenting both traditional and contemporary pottery by Jemez artists Bertina Tosa, Geraldine Sandia, Helen Tafoya Henderson, Marcella Yepa, Wilma Baca, Brenda Tafoya, Joyce Lucero, Ben and Geraldine Toya, Laverne Loretto-Tosa, Betty Jean Fragua, Carol Gachupin, Mary Louise E.Teeyan, Dennis Daubs Marcella Yepa, and Juanita Fragua.

Jemez Pueblo Pottery



Jemez Pueblo

Presenting both traditional and contemporary pottery by Jemez artists including Mary Small, Vangie Tafoya, Carol Loretto, Elston & Dena Yepa, Pauline Romero, Bertina Tosa, Geraldine Sandia, Alvina Yepa, Helen Tafoya Henderson, Bertha Gachupin, Marcella Yepa, Wilma Baca, Brenda Tafoya, Joyce Lucero, Maxine T. Yepa, Ben & Geraldine Toya, Laverne Loretto-Tosa, Betty Jean (B.J.) Fragua, Carol Gachupin, Mary Louise E. Teeyan, Dennis Daubs, Marcella Yepa, and Juanita Fragua.


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Natalie Sandia has been a potter since 1992 working with polychrome, black-on-red bowls and vases. Her work is stunning with superb, rich colors and fine line execution plus excellent pot shape. Not surprising considering that she is the daughter of Geraldine Sandia - a woman renowned for her fine polychrome work.

Natalie exhibits her work regularly at the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts Fair. This beautiful polychrome vase measures 7 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. Your price $245 ~ Item #J264. Click here to see an enlargement. SOLD

Natalie's work is included in Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery", and in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies".

At right is another beautiful polychrome vase by Natalie measuring an impressive 9 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. Your price $360 ~ Item #J287. Click here to see an enlargement.  Includes Shipping! SOLD

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Marcella Yepa is of the Jemez Pueblo Sun Clan and has been an active potter since 1983 creating stone polished redware and tanware melon swirl pots, jars and wedding vases. She was taught the Jemez tradition of pottery by Felipita Yepa and her aunt, Alvina Yepa. She gathers natural clay, hand coils and sculpts her forms and fires her pottery outdoors with cedar chips.

The micaceous swirl pot at left has beautiful shape and kiva step opening. It measures 6 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Your price $310 ~ Item #J303. Includes Shipping!

She is represented by galleries in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and in Utah and has been published Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies", and "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Allan Hayes &John Blom.

At right is a very fine swirl wedding vase made from natural micaceous clay which fires to this beautiful gold. Micaceous wedding pots are not common. This piece measures 8.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Please note that wedding vases as they are made today are not meant to contain water and will sustain significant damage if filled. Your price $310 ~ Item #WV800 Not Waterproof / Includes Shipping!

 

 

At leftis a stunning micaceous swirl pot beautiful execution and shape measuring 6.75 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Your price $385 ~ Item #MIC349. Includes Shipping!

 

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Felicia Fragua Curley has been an active potter since 1978 working with polychrome jars, bowls, storytellers, animal and human figures and nativities. Her teachers were Bonnie Fragua, Rose Fragua and her mother, Grace Fragua. She has won several awards at the Right Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show.

This pot, at right, with kiva step opening is a wonderful creation representing the sacredness of the Earth and all the creatures who live upon it who depend upon its fertility for the gift of life. Wonderful shape, designs and color make this a very unique piece that conveys the relationship of Native Americans to Mother Earth and all our relations. It measures an impressive 8 inches tall by 9 inches wide and we highly recommend it as a collector's choice based on its high quality. Your price $625 ~ Item#J278 Click here to see an enlargement.   Includes Shipping!

Felicia's work is presented regularly at the Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. It has been published in several publication including Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies"; "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom; Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery" and and Lillian Peaster's "Families in Pueblo Pottery".

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Copyright Paul J. LuiseMary Small Kal-La-Tee, "New Indian Basket" is from Jemez Pueblo and has been an active potter since the 1950s working with matt polychrome jars, bowls, wedding vases, storytellers and miniatures. She was taught traditional pottery making by her mother Perfectita Toya. These pots are flawless with perfect shape, color and graphics. Mary is a Master Potter and as such sets the prices for her work. She a wonderful person who has worked for decades to achieve the quality of her work and I've promised to honor her wishes. The pot at left, top, measures 8 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide. Your price $825 ~ Item #J261.Click here to see an enlargement   Includes Shipping!

The pot at right, bottom, really is spectacular with a dramatic shape that shows her expertise in working with the clay. It measures 11.25 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Your price $1,200 ~ Item #J260. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping! SOLD

Pottery making is a continuous prayer in her life. Each step in her process is an occasion of ceremonial attunement. Mary states, “I ask a blessing for each stage. Before beginning to make the pottery, I ask Mother Earth to give me good clay because my belief is strong. I respect the potteries. They give me bread and butter for my family. I talk to the clay. I put my mind to making good pots. I treat them like human beings so they won’t be broken. If an accident happens, I bury the piece and give it back to Mother Earth. In return I’ll get a nice pot. I was taught that by my mother.” She adds, “When my potteries are finished, they are blessed. They have power. Whoever buys the pottery should have a nice home, a happy life, and a sacred object because there are a lot of prayers in my potteries.”

Mary and Simon Small’s pottery has won numerous awards including 1st place at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Show, the New Mexico State Fair, the Inter-tribal ceremonial, and the Indian Arts & Crafts Association Show (IACA). She was the IACA’s 2002 Artist of the Year, winning with a beautiful olla that she is pictured with here. Mary’s work is included in “Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni” by Hayes and Blom; Gregory Schaaf's “Southern Pueblo Pottery Biographies”; and Berger and Schiffer's “Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery”.

 

SWAIA 2010 Artist of the Year

 

 

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