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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 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.

At top, left, is a double hip, black-on-black vase that is just stunning. Erik often makes large pots in this shape that go for thousands of dollars so having a pot of these dimensions is a rare buying opportunity. Great shape and graphic execution but utmost a wonderful creation. Perfect for those with limited space to be filled with infinite variety. This pot is perfect and any visual flaw is truly just visual light reflection or such. It measures 6.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Your price $795 ~ Item #SC431 Click here to see a larger image. 

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The pot at right is highly polished black on black with a black micaceous middle band incised with various symbols. It measures 6.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide - beautifully executed and unique. Your price $835 ~ Item #SC415. Click here to see an enlargement.  Includes Shipping! SOLD

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".

 

The pot at left measures 3.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It features Erik Fender's highly polished black-on-black finish with finely executed avanyu motif. Your price $525 ~ Item #SC438. Includes Shipping!

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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A beautiful green on black pot, highly polished with brown heishi bands, green clay top, measuring 5.5 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. This is a wonderful piece with an authentically great price. An excellent, exciting piece perfect for those who have run out of space or are downsizing to smaller beauties. Your price $420 ~ Item #SC436. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping! SOLD

 

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At left is a fine blackware pot with black on black avanyu motif. Pardon any reflections from the camera or reflectors. A fine addition to any collection and highly recommended in keeping with the rule of collecting to buy the best that you can afford. It measures 3 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your price $325 ~ Item #SC439  Includes Shipping!

 

 

 

 

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! 

 

 

 

 

Erik Fender pottery

We love Erik's green on black pottery. This pot is a very, very fine double hipped pot with three stands of heishi beads at the top. Highly polished as usual meeting his truly impressive standard. His creativity and suberb craftsmanship make him one of San Idefonso Pueblos very best. It measures 7 inches tall by 4.75 inches wide. Approximate Southwest gallery price $1,300. Our price for you is $1,095 ~ Item #SC447. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping! SOLD

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San Ildefonso Pueblo Erik Fender pottery

 

An outright gorgeous cream on red ware pot with feather motif plus three strands of heishi beads at the top. Just perfect and we are very proud to present pottery of this quality. Please look at the enlargement. Awesome addition to any collection. Highly polished measuring 5.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. Southwest gallery price around $1,400. Our price $1,195 ~ Item #SC446. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping! 

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Elizabeth Naranjo is of San Ildefonso and Santa Claran lineage and has been an active potter since 1950 working with black on black and carved blackware. She is the daughter of Pablita and Jose Chavarria and the wife of Ernest J. Naranjo. Elizabeth has won several first place awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market plus Best of Division for large incised wedding vases. A 15 inch wedding vase by Elizabeth sold for $3,450 at Christie's in 1995. A piece of Elizabeth's work is a prize in any collection and are not often available for purchase.

At left is a small black-on-black pot by Elizabeth in excellent condition. It measures 2.75 inches tall by 3.75 inches wide. Your price $450 ~ Item #SC352.  Please click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping!

Elizabeth's work has appeared in Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies"; "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" by Dillingham; Lillian Peaster’s "Pueblo Pottery Families", Indian Market Magazine (1978) and SWAIA Quarterly Magazine (1982).

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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"

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

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