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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Copyright Paul J. LuiseBernice Naranjo is the wife of Tito Naranjo and the mother of two very well known potters, Dusty Naranjo and Forrest Naranjo. She has won many awards over the years including at the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Northern Indian Pueblos arts and Crafts Show.

The brownware pot at left has an intricate collection of dragonflies in flight among the tall grass of a marsh. It is very well done and measures 5.5 inches tall by 3 inches wide. Your price $395 ~ Item #SC343. Click here to see an enlargement..  Includes Shipping! SOLD

 

At right is a very eloquent pot with fine incising and measuring 4.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. Your price $560 ~ Item #SC361. Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping! SOLD

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Ethel Vigilby 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. This pot's dimensions are 5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your price $595. Item #SC259 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.

At right is one of their 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!

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.

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!

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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