Native American Wedding Vases
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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.


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Juanita Fragua wedding vaseJuanita Fragua


This Juanita Fragua wedding vase features twisted coil handle with tan bottom, flowers and corn stalks (a fertility symbol). Really fine graphics! Backside is tan with no graphics. It measures 8.25 inches tall. Your price $225 ~ Item #WV932. Free Shipping!

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Juanita Fragua, of the Jemez Pueblo, is of the Corn Clan and has been an active potter since the 1950s. She was taught by her mother, Rita Magdalena, and has taught several prominent potters including Clifford Fragua, Glendora Fragua, Barbara Jean Chavez Fragua, and Dennis Daubs. She is respected as a leader in the Jemez pottery revival and the promotion of the arts. She began winning awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1980 and continues to do so today.

Juanita is probably the only person remaining today at Jemez that creates swirl melon pots of this style by using her fingers to push and form the clay from the inside of the pot outward into these elegant and perfect swirls. Juanita's clays and colors are always natural and her black paint is a secret that creates a unique tone of black that no one has been able to reproduce.

 

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Roberta Shendo

The Roberta Shendo vase at right has a deep polish read and matte corn motif. It measures 6.25 inches tall and a little over 2.75 inches wide. Be aware that these are extremely well executed petite vases with a focus on quality over size. Your price $120 ~ Item #WV890. Includes Shipping!

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Roberta Shendo is from Jemez Pueblo. She has been an active potter since 1980 working with matte polychrome stone polished redware and buffware wedding vases and using clouds, corn plants and kiva steps as her principle graphic designs. Roberta's work is carried by the Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., and several other galleries of note. Her work has been published in Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s “Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Biographies”, Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni” by Hayes and Blom; and Berger and Schiffer’s “Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery”.

“Roberta Shendo is an exceptional pottery painter. Her compositions are complex, often swirling. Her eye for detail is delineated with graceful painted lines. Her stone polish on the areas outside the principle design is smooth and glossy.” Dr. Gregory Schaaf


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Marcella Yepa wedding vaseMarcella Yepa

The melon swirl wedding vase at left has beautiful shape and polish. It is a stunning piece that measures 11 inches tall with four red ware swirls and the rest are tan ware. Your price $350 ~ Item #WV935. Includes Shipping!

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Marcella Yepa wedding vase

The wedding vase at right has two perfect red melon swirls on the front and is a smooth tan ware on the backside It measures 11 inches tall and beautiful, flawless piece. Your price $350 ~ Item #WV936 Includes Shipping!

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Marcella Yepa is of the Jemez Pueblo Sun Clan and has been an active potter since 1983 creating stone polished redware and tanware melon swirl pots, jars and wedding vases. She was taught the Jemez tradition of pottery by Felipita Yepa and her aunt, Alvina Yepa. She gathers natural clay, hand coils and sculpts her forms and fires her pottery outdoors with cedar chips. Marcella is represented by galleries in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and in Utah and has been published Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies", and "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Allan Hayes &John Blom.



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Oscar Quezada

 

This beautiful wedding vase at left measures 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Your price $140 ~ Item #WV895.  Includes Shipping! 

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Oscar Quezada of Mata Ortiz created this extremely well done black-on-black wedding vase with perfect shape and sharpe, solid graphics that are perfectly executed.Oscar has been a potter since the 70s having been taught by his uncles Nicolas and Reynaldo who were siblings of the famous Juan Quesada who brought the blessing of pottery to the improvised village of Mata Ortiz. Oscar is featured in the book "The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz" which documents how Juan discovered pottery, was self-taught and then proceed to teach his family and the village. This is known as the miracle of Mata Ortiz (Mexico) which is a thriving village today with hundreds of incredibly talented potters. Black-on-black pottery is very difficult to present through photography showing the deep richly polished black and the amazingly detailed and ornate graphics. We do our best.



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Deldrick Cellicion

 

At right is something new which is an orange lizard on both sides. The vase measures 11 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. Your price $270 ~ Item #WV722 Includes Shipping!

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The wedding vase at left is a beautiful color layout and very impressive to see - really gorgeous. It measures 11.5 inches tall by 7 inches wide with perfect shape. Your price $310 ~ Item #WV784. Includes Shipping!

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Zuni Pueblo Deldrick Cellicion wedding vase

This orange wedding vase with black lizards at right is the classic Deldrick Cellicion wedding vase, kind of where it all began with this unique design that has become one of the most popular in the wedding vase genre. Notice the extra design work on the handle which makes it unique. It measures 11 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. Your price $295 ~ Item #WV909 Includes Shipping!

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Deldrick Cellicion pottery

At left is a smaller. less ornate and less expensive orange wedding vase with black lizards. The lower price is because of the plain handle rather than size related. Same level of fine craftsmanship is present. This vase measures 10.25 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide. Your price $195 ~ Item #WV910 Includes Shipping!

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Deldrick Cellicion wedding vase

 

At right is a white and tan wedding vase measuring 10.5 inches tall. Your price $195 ~ Item #WV922  Includes Shipping!

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Deldrick Cellicion collaborates with his wife, Lorenda Cellicion, at Zuni Pueblo to create polychrome jars, bowls, effigies and wedding vases. His favorite designs are lizards, salamanders, frogs, rosettes, feathers and scroll but it has been the salamander designs that have captured the eye of many pueblo pottery enthusiasts and collectors in recent years. Deldrick and Lorenda's work is seen in many New Mexico galleries and fine shops and is included in "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom; and in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery:2000 Artist Biographies".


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