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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Jemez Pueblo wedding vase

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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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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Emma Yepa wedding vaseEmma Yepa

This vase is a beautiful buff and redware swirl piece which measures 11 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide - solid colors, well carved and burnished. Your price $525 ~ Item #WV797. Click here to see an enlargement of this beautiful wedding vase   Includes Shipping! SOLD

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Emma Yepa is of the Jemez Pueblo Coyote Clan began potting at he age of 13 in 1965 working with stone polished redware, tanware, some incised work and melon swirl pots. Emma was taught by her mother Ida Yepa. It is only in the past two years however, that Emma has begun to do swirled melon pots. Another well known Jemez potter named Alvina Yepa is Emma's aunt (her father's sister). She recently won awards at the Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show near Jemez Pueblo.

Emma's work has become very collectible due to the high level quality of her work. Her work has been published in Indian Market Magazine and in "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" by Dr. Gregory Schaaf. Emma also creates beautiful micaceous swirl pots. Please click here to see them.


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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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