Santa Clara Pottery / San Ildefonso Pottery


Santa Clara / San Ildefonso Pueblo

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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Sammy Naranjo

 

This pot has an avanyu and bear claw motif. It is 7.5 inches tall with beautiful incising. Your price $595 ~ Item #SC435  Price includes shipping!  Click here to see an enlargement.           

    

 

 

Sammy Naranjo has been an active potter since 1987. He, and his wife Adrianna Naranjo, were taught by his mother, Flora Naranjo. Sammy and Adrianna work as a team creating carved and sgraffito two tone pottery, blackware and redware jars and bowls. Their pottery has placed first, second and third at the New Mexico State Fair and the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show.

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Anna & Fidel Archuleta

 

At right is one of Anna & Fidel Archuleta's precisely carved and polished pots featuring an arrow and feather design. It measures 5.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Item #SC432 ~ Your price $595. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping!

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At left is a beautiful pot with bear claws and kiva steps motif - look at how precise the carving is in the claws. This pot measures 6.5 inches tall by 6.25 inches wide. Your price $620 ~ Item #SC416  Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping!

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Anna & Fidel Archuleta ~ Anna has been active working with clay since the mid-70s. She collaborates with her husband, Fidel, making carved redware and blackware, polychrome redware bowls, jars and redware melon pots. Anna is the daughter of Jose Ernest Tapia and Belen Tapia. It was Belen who taught her to gather the clay, refine it, hand coil the pottery, to initially carve and polish. However, the work that Anna and Fidel produce today is is the work of masters. It reflects years of dedication and refinement. Anna and Fidel's work reflects her deep dedication with its crisp carving and deep polish. We have great appreciation for their work and hope you will too.

 


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Madeline Naranjo

The Madeline Naranjo 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 click here to see an enlargement.  Includes Shipping!

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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 here to see enlargement. Includes Shipping!

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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 Includes Shipping!

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Copyright Paul LuiseMadeline Naranjo collaborates 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. Madeline's 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.

 


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Ethel Vigil

Ethel Vigil

This beautiful, finely executed pot by Ethel Vigil measures 5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your price $595. Item #SC259 Includes Shipping!

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by Chuck HallEthel Vigil (Ethel Tafoya, Ethelene Willow Tafoya) has been working with carved redware and blackware sine 1975. She is the daughter of Mida Tafoya, niece of Mary Cain, mother of Ginger Willow and aunt of Robert Maurice Tafoya. Her work is in the Heard Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe. Ethel has been included in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's book "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies"and Lillian Peaster's "Pueblo Pottery Families".

Ethel's work is very clean with sharp, precise carving and high polish - some very fine Santa Clara work. Her work is not easy to come by but definitely collectible

 


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Gwen Tofoya

The outstanding pot at left has the unique carved mouth that Gwen Tofoya does so well making this creation all the more unique. It measures 4.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Your price $435 ~ Item #SC363. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping!

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Gwen Tofoya works with graffito blackware bowls and jars and her work is absolutely stunning. She is the granddaughter of Severa Tafoya and Cleto Tafoya; daughter of Mary Agnes & Mosiminio Tafoya. Gwen is best know for her extensive floral sgraffito designs and sculptured rims. She has won several awards for her work including Best Of Show, First and Second Place at the Inter-tribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico; the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show; and the New Mexico State Fair. Gwen's work continues to become increasingly refined with greater detail and design flow making her sgraffito work among the best. Her work is highly valued and widely collected and is included in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's book "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies" and in "Contemporary Pueblo and Navajo Pottery" by Berger and Schiffer.

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