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, Earlene Youngbird Tafoya, Anna Archuleta, Ethel Vigil, Chris Martinez, Sherry Tafoya and Kevin Naranjo.


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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.

The pot at right is eloquent. Turquoise stones have been used as the hummingbird eyes and mother of pearl for the butterflies. These pieces are very labor intensive and require a great deal of experience and expertise to create. This pot measures 3.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches wide. Your price $250 ~ Item #SC333 Includes Shipping! SOLD

The pot at bottom, left, has the unique carved mouth that Gwen does so well making this pot 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!

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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Goldenrod (Gloria Garcia) is of Santa Clara and Pojoaque heritage. She has been an active potter since 1974 working with Sgraffito redware and blackware seed jars. She is the daughter of Petra Gutierrez.

This redware pot measures 2 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide with exquisite sgraffito and high gloss red polish. Your price $650 - Item #SC390 Click here to see enlargements. SOLD ~ $350

Goldenrod has been winning awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market since 1977 when she won the Best of Division and First Place. Since then she has won many First Place awards for her Sgraffito work. Goldenrod’s work is included in many collections including the Heard Museum’s and has been published in American Indian Art Magazine; Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s “Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies”; Stephen Trimble’s “Talking With The Clay”; Lillian Peaster’s “Pueblo Pottery Families” and several other publications. Her work is highly collected and makes an exquisite addition to any collection particularly those seeking high quality but with limited space.

The bison pot at left measures 2.25 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide - just beautiful in its detail and capturing the feel of the open plains. Your price $795 ~ Item #391. Click here to see an enlargement. SOLD ~ $395

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