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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Erik Fender


A beautiful cream on red ware pot with avanyu motif. Highly polished measuring 5 inches tall by 4.75 inches wide. Your price $650 ~ Item #SC444. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping!  NOW TAKE 35% OFF LISTED PRICE

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Erik Sunbird Fender (Than Tsiden), of San Ildefonso Pueblo, has been an active potter since 1985 working with polychrome, black-on-black, green-on-red, green on black jars, bowls and plates. He is also a noted painter and sculptor and has won first place for his pottery, painting and sculpture at the Santa Fe Indian Market and at the First New Mexico Congressional Art Competition. You can tell by the number of pieces we have from Erik that we are wild about his work and doing our best to bring a range of prices to you.

Erik is the son of Martha Appleleaf Fender who is the niece of Maria Martinez. He often shows with his mother. His work is included in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies", and in Rick Dillingham’s "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery".

Erik wins more awards and well deserved praise every year. His work is now being purchased by the best galleries in the Southwest who sell at top dollar. It is increasingly difficult for collectors to acquire it at anything less than full gallery retail. Do not miss an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase Erik's work before it is out of reach.


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Minnie Vigil



This beautiful plate measures 11.5 inches in diameter and is a superb example of her work. It is a superb addition to any fine collection. Your price $1,800 ~ Item #SC380. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping! SOLD



Minnie Vigil is of Santa Clara/Pojoaque heritage and has been a potter since 1955 working with polychrome jars and plates. She is the sister of Lois Gutierrez-de la Cruz, Thelma Talachy and Goldenrod Garcia. She has won many first place awards including first place for plates at the Indian Market in Santa Fe, N.M. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Minnie's work has been published in books and publications throughout the country in including magazines such as Arizona Highways, New Mexico Magazine, and American Indian Art Magazine. Her work has also appeared in Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies"; "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" by Dillingham; Lillian Peaster’s "Pueblo Pottery Families"

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