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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Benjamin & Geraldine Toya wedding vaseBenjamin & Geraldine Toya of Jemez Pueblo created these beautiful, fine line eye dazzler wedding vases. He is of the Acorn Clan and has been making fine line, polychrome jars, vases wedding vases and bowls since 1985. Geraldine ("Laguna Flower") is of the Coyote Clan and has been an active potter since 1987. "Ben and Geraldine Toya are noted for their large fine line black-on-white with polychrome highlights.They have been rewarded for their efforts winning Best of Show and Best of pottery at the New Mexico State Fair." Gregory Schaaf, "Southern Pueblo Artists: 2000 Artist Biographies". The wedding vase at top has a flat, coiled look to the handle and measures Ben Toya wedding vase13 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. Your price $340 ~ Item #WV916. Includes Shipping!

These wedding vases have excellent art work featuring many traditional designs such as pinwheel, corn stalks (fertility), feathers, flowers and vines. The colors have a quality of gentle warmth and 4 style that has made vases of this design extremely popular as wedding and anniversary gifts. All signed by the artists.

The wedding vase a right has a uniquely twisted flat handle that is very graceful and very difficult to create well. The design and shape are perfect as always. This vase is an impressive 14 inches tall! Your price $395 ~ Item #WV939. Includes Shipping!

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Jemez Pueblo Mary Small wedding vaseMary Small (Kal-La-Tee, "New Indian Basket") is from Jemez Pueblo and has been an active potter since the 1950s working with matt polychrome jars, bowls, wedding vases, storytellers and miniatures. She was taught traditional pottery making by her mother Perfectita Toya. She collaborates with her husband Simon in making their distinctive and highly recognizable pottery.

Mary creates beautiful wedding vases with clean, crisp graphics, solid colors and wonderful shape. The top vase is a really fine Mary Small masterpiece - tall, slender, graceful. An eloquent twisted clay handle and two fine turquoise nuggets give this vase a uniquely, authentic flare. What an incredible gift this hand coiled wedding vase would make.

The wedding vase at left measures 10.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Your price $425 ~ Item #WV908. Includes Shipping!

Pottery making is a continuous prayer in her life. Each step in her process is an occasion of ceremonial attunement. Mary states, “I ask a blessing for each stage. Before beginning to make the pottery, I ask Mother Earth to give me good clay because my belief is strong. I respect the potteries. They give me bread and butter for my family. I talk to the clay. I put my mind to making good pots. I treat them like human beings so they won’t be broken. If an accident happens, I bury the piece and give it back to Mother Earth. In return I’ll get a nice pot. I was taught that by my mother.” She adds, “When my potteries are finished, they are blessed. They have power. Whoever buys the pottery should have a nice home, a happy life, and a sacred object because there are a lot of prayers in my potteries.”

Mary and Simon Small’s pottery has won numerous awards including 1st place at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Show, the New Mexico State Fair, the Inter-tribal ceremonial, and the Indian Arts & Crafts Association Show (IACA). She was the IACA’s 2002 Artist of the Year,winning with a beautiful olla that she is pictured with here. Mary’s work is included in “Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni” by Hayes and Blom; Gregory Schaaf's “Southern Pueblo Pottery Biographies”; and Berger and Schiffer's “Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery”.

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Vangie Tafoya  is of Jemez Pueblo and San Ildefonso Pueblo lineage. She has been an active potter since 1983 working with polished redware, black-on-white sgraffito jars, seed pots, melon bowls and wedding vases. She is the mother of Brenda Tafoya, Tyrone Tafoya, and the very talented Helen Tafoya Henderson. She has won many awards (including Best of Show and 1st) at the Santa Fe Indian Market, New Mexico State Fair, Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial, the Heard Museum and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos arts & Crafts Show. Her work has been published in Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery"; "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom; and in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies". This vase measures 10 inches high by 5.5 inches wide. Your price $425 ~ Item #WV804 Includes Shipping!  SOLD

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Maxine T. Yepa (signs Maxine Yepa Walatowa/Jemez) is of the Jemez Pueblo Oak Clan and has been an active potter since 1985 working with matte polychrome and stone polished black-on-redware, melon swirl pots, jars, bowls and wedding vases. She is the daughter of Christine Tosa and the niece of Pauline Romero.

The wedding vase at left measures 9.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide with precise black graphics on finely polished redware and a twisted coil handle. Your price $230 ~ Item #WV774. Includes Shipping!

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Pauline Romero wedding vasePauline Romero of Jemez Pueblo has been an active potter since 1981 and works in polished redware and tan ware swirl melon jars, vases and wedding vases. She gathers her own clay in the hills of Jemez Pueblo and stone polishes each piece. She was taught pottery by her mother and grandmother - Persingular R. Tosa and Lupe Romero.

Pauline (Anita) has won 1st and 2nd place awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the New Mexico State Fair, and the Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial. Pauline's work is included in Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies", "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes and Blom; Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery" and other publications.

This wedding vase measures 8.5 inches tall ~ eloquent, graceful form with finely carved melon design, detail and polish. Your price $170 ~ Item #WV923. Includes shipping! SOLD

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