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Native American Wedding Vases
Largest Selection of Wedding Vases Anywhere!


Wedding Vases
Authentic Native American, traditional and contemporary, wedding vases by the potters of Santa Clara, Jemez, Hopi, Zia, Laguna, Zuni, Taos and Acoma pueblos ~ also the potters of Mata Ortiz and the Navajo Dine Nation. All our one-of-a-kind vases are created from hand-dug clay. The clay is then hand coiled into shape and painted with natural pigments derived from vegetation and minerals by the potter whose signature is on the vase's bottom. Each pot is created in the potter's home with the help of family members. We do not sell slip-cast or green ware (where liquid clay is poured into identical molds) which cannot legally be sold as authentic Native American art. Slip-cast pottery is mass produced and commonly considered "tourist pottery" for souvenirs.


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Mary Louise E.Teeyan, of the Jemez Pueblo, has been an active potter for 25 years and specializes in olla, jars, lidded bowls, wedding vases and seed jars. She has won first place awards at the New Mexico State Fair, the Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Arts & Crafts Show, and the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial. Her work is shown by the Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C., and many other prominent galleries. Her work is always flawless and perfect in every way - highest quality at a great price.

Mary's work is featured in Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies",and "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Allan Hayes & John Blom.

This wedding vase measures 6.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Your price $220 ~ Item #WV791. Includes Shipping!

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Christine Tosa has been an active Jemez Pueblo potter since 1962 working in traditional black on red ware, plain red ware, and black on white ware wedding vases, jars, melon pots and bowls. She was taught to create traditional pottery by her mother-in-law Persingular Tosa.

At left is a great two-color wedding vase (back side is green), really well done, fine graphics and unique. It measures 12 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Your price $340 ~ Item #WV737. Includes Shipping! SOLD

Christine's work is included in "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" by Dr. Gregory Schaaf.

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April Naranjo Wedding VaseApril Naranjo created this beautiful Santa Clara Pueblo blackware wedding vase with traditional avanyu design. She is the daughter of Glenda Naranjo and a rising star at Santa Clara known for excellent carving and some great high polishing. This is one of her best pieces and the price reflects it to a degree. One can always find pieces with the same dimensions at a lower price but size and base descriptions do not indicate quality. It is also good to keep in mind that like any creation or product created by hand there are high quality pieces and there are seconds. We don't buy or sell seconds.

Santa Clara blackware wedding vaseAvanyu design - flawless, sleek, clean carving and a beautiful high deep black polish. Measures 7.5 inches tall. Your price $295 ~ Item #WV924(2). Includes free shipping!

At left, same description as above but a smaller 6.5 inches tall and overall rounder shape. Your price $240 ~ Item #WV925(2). Includes free shipping!

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Vickie Martinez Tafoya Wedding VaseVickie Martinez Tafoya was taught to pot by her grandmother, Flora Naranjo and her mother, Barbara Martinez. In the late 1980s she dated Stella Chavarria's son and both Stella and Teresita Naranjo encouraged her to improve and take her pottery more seriously. It is clearly evident that she followed their advice. The influence of both Stella and Teresita is apparent in her style. Today Vickie makes elegant pottery at affordable prices. She is certainly one of the better values at Santa Clara Pueblo.

Above is a rare, large redware wedding vase by Vickie. It measures 9.75 inches tall by 6.25 inches wide. This vase is not water resistant and will sustain substantial damage if exposed to liquids. Your price $695 ~ Item #WV921. Includes free Shipping! Click here to see an enlargement.  ~  Click here to see more of Vickie's work.

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Abigail Marin Lopez wedding vase Abigail Marin Lopez is a contemporary potter from Mata Ortiz who creates work of beautiful design and highest quality polish.

This large wedding vase features a beautiful stone polish with painted Paquime designs in black. This vase is signed by the Abigail and includes a black ring stand. It measures 12 inches tall.

Your price $325 ~ Item #WV938. Includes free Shipping! Click here to see an enlargement. SOLD

 

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Jemez Joseph Fragua wedding vaseJoseph Fragua was taught to create pottery in the traditional way by his grandmother, Margaret Toya and has been an active potter since the 1990s creating storytellers, bowls, jars, and wedding vases.

As one can see from this beautiful, impressive 13.75 inch wedding vase, he is a skilled vase creator and carver using a unique array of colors to illustrate his favorite subjects which are hummingbirds and butterflies. What an amazing, joyous gift this would make, incredibly unique and beautifully executed. Your price $425 ~ Item #WV937. Includes free shipping! Click here to see an enlargement.  SOLD

Joseph Fragra wedding vase

A magical wedding vase of plush color and hummingbirds in flight measuring 9 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. A uniquely vibrant presentation of form, catching and shape. Your price $240 ~ Item #WV941. Includes free shipping! SOLD

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