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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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Christina TosaChristine Tosa has been an active Jemez Pueblo potter since 1962 working in traditional black on red ware, plain red ware, and black on white ware wedding vases, jars, melon pots and bowls. She was taught to create traditional pottery by her mother-in-law Persingular Tosa.

Christine's work is included in "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" by Dr. Gregory Schaaf.

This beautiful black on redware pot measures 5.75 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. Your price $295 ~ Item #J242. Click here to see an enlargement  Includes Shipping!

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Juanita Fragua is of the Corn Clan and has been an active potter since the 1950s. She was taught by her mother, Rita Magdalena, and has taught several prominent potters including Clifford Fragua, Glendora Fragua, Barbara Jean Chavez Fragua, and Dennis Daubs. She is respected as a leader in the Jemez pottery revival and the promotion of the arts. She began winning awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1980 and continues to do so.

The pot at left is a sweet little pot by Juanita measuring 3 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide. Your price $90 ~ Item #J299. Includes Shipping!

Juanita is considered a Jemez master potter. She signs her work on the inner rim and on the bottom of each work as well with her signature arrow.

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Scott Small is of San Felipe and Jemez heritage. He is the son of Mary Small, one of Jemez Pueblo’s most famous potters. Scot has been making his own mark in the pueblo pottery world with these great creations. His work is carried by the Indian arts & Crafts Shop at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., and other galleries in the Southwest.

Scott's work is published in “Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni” by Hayes & Blom; and in Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s “Southern pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies.” His detail work and colors are great. The polychrome turtle at right features complex graphics and turquoise. It measures 6.25 inches long by 3.75 inches tall. Your price $340 ~ Item #J298. Includes Shipping!

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Alvina Yepa is of the Sun Clan and has been an active potter since 1982 working with stone polished redware jars, melon bowls and large incised ollas. She was taught traditional pottery making by her mother, Felipita Yepa. She has won many awards including Best of Division, 1st and others at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Show, and the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup.

This piece is a fantastic pot with excellent carving, incising, and a beautiful redware stone polish - wonderful shape, a very high quality piece. It measures 5.25 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your price $445 ~ Item #J291. Click here to see an enlargement.  Includes Shipping!

Alvina's work has been published in Indian Market Magazine (1989); American Indian Art Magazine (1996); in Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" and Berger & Schiffer's book "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery".

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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 Includes Shipping! SOLD

 

 

At left is 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! SOLD

 

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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 pot measures 4.75 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Your price $140 ~ Item #J306. Includes Shipping!

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".

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