San Ildefonso Pueblo
Pottery Maine presents both traditional and contemporary pottery
by Santa Clara and San Ildefonso artists including Mary Cain,
Mida Tafoya, Tina Diaz, Sammy Naranjo, Stella Chavarria, Victor
and Naomi Eckleberry, Bernice Naranjo, Barbara Martinez, Martin
Moquino, Corn Moquino, Denise Chavarria, Forrest Naranjo, Ron
Suazo, Dusty Naranjo, Eric Sunbird Fender, Lois Gutierrez, Alice
Martinez, Sharon Naranjo Garcia, Martha Appleleaf, Madeline &
Adrian Naranjo, Linda Cain, Marilyn Martinez, Glenda Naranjo,
Eugene Gutierrez, Gwen Tafoya, Goldenrod, Anna Archuleta, Ethel
Vigil, Chris Martinez, Sherry Tafoya and Kevin Naranjo.
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Gutierrez del la Cruz
is of Pojoaque and Santa Clara heritage and works with polychrome
plates, jars and bowls.
pot at top is a nicely shaped polychrome pot with fine colors
and solid graphics. A beautiful little pot of "love birds"
measuring 4.25 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Your
price $350 - Item #SC398 Includes
is the wife of Derek de la Cruz (who helps her with the outdoor
firing and gathering the natural paints) and the daughter of Petra
(Montoya) Gutierrez (Pojoaque) and Juan Isidro Gutierrez(Santa
Clara). She is also the sibling of potters Godenrod (Gloria Garcia),
Thelma Talachy and Minnie Vigil. She has won over 20 awards at
the Santa Fe Indian Market since 1975in a number of divisions
and categories,including Best of Show and the Katherine
& Miguel Otero Award for Creative Excellence.
At right is a perfect seedpot by Lois with superb
detail and solid colors. A classic example of her work at its
best. This seedpot measures 4.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide.
Your price $360 ~ Item #SC330. Click
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has been published in many publications including Arizona
Highways, American Indian Art Magazine, SWAIA Quarterly,
New Mexico Magazine, Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian
Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies"; "Fourteen Families
in Pueblo Pottery" by Dillingham; Lillian Peaster’s
"Pueblo Pottery Families"; and Stephen Trimble’s
"Talking With The Clay".
Gutierrez's work is widely collected for its very refined artwork
and form utilizing beautiful graphics and rich, solid colors to
create her fine pieces. A distinctive quality of her work is portraying
various aspects of traditional Pueblo life including Pueblo dancers,
everyday life scenes, human and animal interactions, and the occasional
graphic statement pertaining to a Native American political perspectives.
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Naranjo Garcia has basically worked with clay her whole
life creating plain and carved redware and blackware bowls, jars,
melon bowls and wedding vases. She grew up on the Santa
Clara Pueblo where she was taught by and assisted her famous
grandmother, Christina Naranjo, from her earliest memories. Raised
by her grandmother she was taught not only the traditional technique
but the deep tradition and love that is the joy of creating these
wonderful pieces of art. She has achieved numerous awards at different
venues including the "Best of Show" award at the the
Eight Northern Pueblo Show, winning the highest possible award
in the show. Sharon' work is part of many fine collections such
as the Heard Museum Collection; and is included in many
of the best books on the pueblo pottery tradition including Dr.
Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies".
Sharon's work is of the finest quality hallmarked by crisp, sharp
carving, deep polishing and individualized creative designs built
upon the traditional. You can see her unique creativity in the
pot above. The avanyu is so much more than a static graphic.
The tongue moves forward with the serpent's breath before reaching
the traditional triangle. This is not your standard carved redware
with avanyu but a personal expression of spirit. A
finest quality piece measuring 6.5 inches tall by 6.75
inches wide. Not a large piece by general standards but great
in its presentation by a most creative and uniquely talented artist.
Your price $995 ~ Item #SC424. Click
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with Adrian Garcia to produce these
beautiful pots. She is the granddaughter of Madeline Naranjo,
one of Santa Clara's most well-known potters who began her career
in 1935. Madeline is the daughter Anita and Joseph Naranjo.
pot at right is a pot of Highest
Quality employing a carved parrot motif using both polished
and unpolished surfaces. The depth of the black polishing is pure
Madeline, incredibly rich.In any collection this piece will be
a star. The pot measures 6 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. Buy
this piece in Santa Fe for about $1,650 with an 8.1% sales tax
plus shipping. Your price $1,300 ~ Item
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pot at left is a carved bear claw motif using both polished and
unpolished surfaces. A bear and a bear paw with claws decorate
this piece perfectly executed as always with deepest polish. The
pot measures 3 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your
price $475 ~ Item #SC443. Please
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The pot at right, top, is an unpolished buffalo
deep carved with highly deep black surface - a detailed carving
with polished eye that reflects Madeline's carving expertise.
This pot measures 3 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide - a very striking
and unique piece. Your price
$395 ~ Item #SC402. Click
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work is included in Lillian Peaster's "Pueblo Pottery
Families",Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo
Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies" and an increasing
number of periodicals and other publications.
At left is a very nice pot with Avanyu.
This piece was bought from a private collection, is several years
old and in excellent condition. It measures 3 inches tall by 4
inches wide. Your price $330 ~ Item #SC233
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