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. 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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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.

The 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 #WV120. Includes Shipping!

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”.

The vase at left has a well polished beige finish on one side where there is also a corn motif graphic. Long, eloquent handle, very well shaped, and beautifully executed graphics. The vase measures 6.25 inches tall and a little over 2.75 inches wide. Your price $120 ~ Item #WV891. Includes Shipping!

The wedding vase at right is quite petite measuring 5.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide, perfect for someone who collects small or miniature pieces. It has awesome shape and graphics. Your price $105 ~ Item #892. Includes Shipping!

“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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Clara Gachupin is from Jemez Pueblo, of the Coyote Clan, and has been a active potter since the 1970s working with polychrome bowls, jars and wedding vases. Her family is rich with potters and continues on a strong pottery tradition with children and siblings. Clara was taught by her mother, Reyes S. Toya.

Clara has won numerous awards at different venues including First prize at the Santa Fe Indian Market. Her work is included in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's book "Southern Pueblo Pottery Artist Biographies" , and Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery".

This vase measures 5.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide with great detail, shape and colors. Your price $250 ~ Item #WV825  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.

This beautiful wedding vase at right measures 5 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Your price $150 ~ Item #WV894.  Includes Shipping! 

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.

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

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Jose Villa is a potter from the Porvenir section of Mata Ortiz. His work is very popular because of its fine colors, sgraffito work and articulate illustration. His technique is well applied to wedding vases as it has a very celebratory spirit to it, a celebration of life. Jose's work and biographical information are included in the 2nd edition of "The Many Faces of Mata Ortiz".

This beautiful vase has vibrant colors, perfect illustration and shape. The design continues on the bottom of the vase which is rarely seen. It measures 7 inches tall by 4.75 inches wide. Your price $140 ~ Item #WV896. Includes Shipping! 

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Paula Estevan Vallo is from Acoma Pueblo where she has been creating pottery since 1986. She is the daughter of Patsy Mike and sister of Marcia Estevan. Her work is included in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery Biographies" and Berger and Schiffer's "Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery".

Paula rarely makes wedding vases but here is a spectacular creation. A polychrome wedding vase measuring 11.5 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide, this piece has spectacular color graphics and shape. This quality of graphics is usually seen on pots and jars but not on wedding vases - a great opportunity. Your price $495 ~ Item #WV773. Click here to see an enlargement.   Includes Shipping!   Click here to see more of Paula's work.

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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.

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 $495 ~ Item #WV797. Emma also creates beautiful micaceous swirl pots. Please click here to see them.

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. Click here to see an enlargement of this beautiful wedding vase   Includes Shipping!

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Kevin Williams of the Navajo Dine Nation is a skilled potter creating pots and vases with excellent shape and deeply polished. They are simple designs but very well executed and and through the simplicity of his work their shines a certain charm and purity of intention.

Kevin's work is hand coiled in the traditional way.

The vase at left features a twisted coil handle and deep polish. It was pit fired in the traditional way. This wedding vase measures 5.25 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Your price $125 ~ Item #WV856   Shipping Included!  SOLD

The pot at right has beautiful rich design work, fine shape and a deep, organic polish. It measures 7.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. Your price $210 ~ Item #WV857.  Shipping Included!

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