Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery


Santo Domingo Pueblo
Pueblo Pottery Maine presents traditional and contemporary pottery by Santo Domingo artists Robert Tenorio, Hilda Coriz, Paulita Pacheco, Iona Coriz, Thomas Tenorio, Warren Coriz and Robert Aguilar.


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Ambrose Atencio

 

This dough bowl is a magnificent piece measuring 4.5 inches tall by 12.5 inches wide - beautiful workmanship and creativity in the design. Your price $1,195 ~ Item #SD260 Click here to see an enlargement.   Includes Shipping!

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At left is a classic Ambrose Atencio pot, handcoiled, pit fired with rich graphics and  excellent shape measuring 8.25 inches tall by 9 inches wide. Item #SD263 ~ Your price $725. Click here to see an enlargement.   Includes Shipping! SALE PRICED $450

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Copyright Paul LuiseAmbrose Atencio created this dough bowl in the Santo Domingo Pueblo tradition. He has been a potter since the 1980s and was taught the art by his cousin, master potter Robert Tenorio. The quality of those lessons and the years of hard work are reflected in the shape of his pots and the fine execution of the traditional Santo Domingo designs that Ambrose chooses to employ. (Photo taken at the 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market.)

The materials for his pottery are collected locally at Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. Ambrose fires his work using cottonwood bark as did his grandmother, Crucita Tortalita. He is now in the process of teaching his son Elroy to work the clay. Ambrose has won multiple awards at various venues such as the Indian Arts Northwest Market (Portland, OR); the Fountain Hills Indian Market; The Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show; the Dallas Indian Arts and Crafts Fair; plus several awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market including Best of Class and Best of Category. His work has been published or reviewed in several publications including Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies", Native People’s Magazine, and other periodicals.


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Hilda Tenorio Coriz

 

This pot was created in 2002 and purchased directly from Hilda at her home. It measures 7 inches tall by 9.75 inches wide with no cracks or chips. It has some scrapes from wear on the bottom that are not visible when the pot is seated. It also has minor smoke plumes as pitt fired pots often do. Your price $750 ~ Item #SD301. Click here to see an enlargement and the bird painting inside the pot.

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Hilda Tenorio Coriz (d. 2007) was an active Santo Domingo potter from 1968 until her death in 2007. She worked with traditional polychrome jars, bowls, canteens, ornaments and miniatures. Hilda collaborated with her husband, Arthur, until his passing in 1998. She was the sister of Paulita Pacheco and Robert Tenorio (who also taught her the way of creating traditional pottery), and the mother of potter Ione Coriz.

Hilda began entering the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1983 and won numerous awards ranging from 1st Place to Best of Division and Best of Class. Her work is included in many resource books about pueblo pottery including Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies"; "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" by Dillingham; Lillian Peaster’s "Pueblo Pottery Families"; Berger & Schiffer’s "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery"; and "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes and Blom.

Hilda created her pottery in the traditional way. These pots were made with hand dug clay that was coiled and stone burnished by hand. The slips are natural clay and cooked down wild spinach that were applied using yucca brushes. The pots were then pit fired outdoors and bear some small smoke plumes which often typify traditionally fired pottery. Both of these pots are certified as authentic Native American art.

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