Hand coiled Jar with Geometric designs by Melissa C. Antonio of Acoma Pueblo. It has a swirling band of orange painted squares. It has a fluted rim as well! The painting on this jar is almost unbelievable. The fact that this is done by hand and the precision is truly amazing! Melissa paints with a yucca brush and all of her pottery is painted with all natural materials made from minerals and plants. Melissa is the daughter in law of Mildred Antonio and the daughter of Gilbert & Lillie Antonio. Please note that Melissa does both slip cast pottery and hand coiled. We only carry her hand coiled pieces which are more expensive due to the additional work involved.
Acoma Pueblo Native American Pottery Four Directions Olla
Hand coiled Medium Olla with traditional designs painted around it by award winning Acoma potter Franklin Peters!! It has 4 medallions representing the four directions, with rain patterns, raindrops, snowflakes & Thunderbird beaks & tails! The walls are very thin. The painting and precision is amazing! It also has a spirit break at the rim! A stunning piece!
Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo American Indian Pottery Hunter Jar
Hand coiled "Hunter" Jar by famed potter Robert Tenorio. Robert told us he got this design from a jar in the Dick Howard collection. It has 3 different hunter scenes! One shows the hunter grabbing the deer by the horns. Another shows the hunter with his hands around the throat of a deer and the final scene shows a hunter luring the deer near the river where the hunter lives so he can kill it close to home and doesn't have to drag it through the woods. There is also a Turkey depicted on the final side. An incredible piece! All of Robert's jars have a hand with a circular design on the inside indicating that it's hand coiled. His signature hallmark is the 7 dipper stars which signifies his last name (7 letters). Fired outdoors with natural pigments by living treasure potter Robert Tenorio.
Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo American Pottery Dough Bowl
Hand coiled Large Dough Bowl by famed potter Robert Tenorio. It has 4 Deer designs around the inside with other traditional designs! The outside is what Robert calls the "Aguilar" design. A very striking piece! All of Robert's jars have a hand with a circular design on the inside indicating that it's hand coiled. His signature hallmark is the 7 dipper stars which signifies his last name (7 letters). Fired outdoors with natural pigments by living treasure potter Robert Tenorio.
Traditional hand coiled Jar from Laguna Pueblo by award winning potter Myron Sarracino. It has 4 Tularosa Swirl designs painted around the perimeter with Mountains & Lightning designs in between! Myron uses all natural pigments for his paints. He processes the clay dug from the Pueblo and uses brushes made from yucca plant. His work is very high quality.
Santa Clara Pueblo Indian Pottery Carved Black Avanyu Jar
Black Stone Polished Avanyu Jar by award winning potter Daryl Whitegeese! It has an Avanyu (Water Serpent) carved around the perimeter! The carving is really nice on this piece and the stone polished finish is absolutely amazing! All natural materials and fired outdoors. Daryl is the son of noted potter Lu Ann Tafoya and the grandson of Santa Clara Matriarch Margaret Tafoya. Daryl recently won "Best of Classification Pottery" at the Heard Museum Show in 2019.
Carved Red Ware Jar by renowned artist LuAnn Tafoya. It has Prayer Sticks, Waves & Cloud designs carved around the perimeter! The polish on this piece is like a mirror! A very high quality piece for any serious collector. LuAnn is the daughter of Santa Clara matriarch Margaret Tafoya.
Zia Pueblo Native American Indian Pottery Large Storage Jar
LARGE Hand coiled storage Jar with Butterflies and Birds alternating around the perimeter. It has a total of 25 Butterflies, 10 Hummingbirds & 10 Birds including 2 swallowtails which are important to the Zia people when praying for rain. Marcellus told me this is the first pot they have ever done with this combination of Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Birds. The painting and designs on this are exquisite! Natural paints and fired outdoors! Elizabeth & Marcellus are some of the few potters still active from Zia Pueblo.