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 , 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.

The wedding vase at left has great color, form, very fine graphics, kiva step spouts and finish. Backside is tan with no graphics. It measures 8.75 inches tall. Your price $225 ~ Item #WV931 Free Shipping!

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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 Juanita Fragua wedding vaseinto 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.

The wedding vase at right 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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The wedding vase at left features redware coiled handle and spouts with waves and cornstalk, redware bottom. Graphics on both sides. It measures 9 inches tall. Your price $235 ~ Item #WV933. Free Shipping!

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Wilfred Garcia, Jr., was born into the Acoma Pueblo in 1954 and was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from his mother-in-law, the late Stella Shutiva. She taught him all the fundamentals of working with clay and using the ancient traditional methods that have been passed down from generation to generation.

We believe these white ware wedding vases by Wilfred Garcia are true works of art and the most perfect wedding or anniversary gift. The images speak for themselves - perfect shape, carving and white ware polish - the very best!

This vase measures 11.5 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Your price $650 ~ Item #WV870. Click here to see an enlargement. SOLD

Wilfred has established himself as a fine contemporary potter. He creates many shapes of pottery vessels such as seed pots, vases, and Mesa Verde motif vases. He is known for the time and attention put into each pot so that each piece is "special". His sister-in-law is Jackie Histia-Shutiva. He has won several awards (including Best in Show) at the Santa Fe Market and is included in several publications including Schaaf's"Southern Pueblo Pottery Artist Biographies", and "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes and Blom.

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Westly Begaye was born in 1965 and is of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. His work is a merging of both the Navajo and Acoma Pueblo cultures. He learned pottery creation in the Acoma tradition of gathering and processing the clay, hand coiling; hand painting with natural paints, and open wood firing. His teacher was the late Marie Francis Vallo who was his companion for many years. Marie was the mother of Acoma potters Leland Robert Vallo, Kim Vallo, and Thomas Vallo. Robert’s and Kim’s work can be seen in our Acoma Pueblo section.

Westly's vases are stunning, vibrant and joyful. The vase at top features a parrot (fertility, matriarchal) and measures 12.5 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Your price $545 ~ Item #WV581. Click here to see an enlargement of the other side. SOLD

Westly Begaye wedding vaseWestly has evolved his own style of contemporary pottery. He still uses traditional ways to create the work but the designs have a decidedly contemporary flare that continues to increase in popularity. His colors and graphics (includes Mimbres, Kokopelli, kiva steps, fine line) are distinctive which often make his work recognizable even at a distance. It is uplifting work and often seems whimsical.

At left is a unique wedding vase featuring a kiva step spout bridge and measuring 8 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. Your price $210 ~ Item #WV940. SOLD

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