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JEMEZ POTTERY STORYTELLER BY EMILY FRAGUA TSOSIE

Jemez potter Emily Fragua Tsosie hand crafted this marvelous pottery storyteller, which depicts a man holding two children.  Emily uses both the coil method and pinch method to create her pottery piece and as in traditional storytellers, Emily's storytellers have their mouths open.  Storytellers represent the passing down of stories orally through Pueblo tradition.  Signed 5” tall x 4  1/4″ long x 2  1/4″ Artist card included Within the Jemez Pueblo there are many exceptional potters.  The work is generally characterized by the buff and red clays used, and the range of styles and subjects.   Storyteller, figures, sgrafitto designs, wedding vases, and melon pots are a few of their favorites.  Before the arrival of the Spanish, Jemez was known for its traditional black-on-white ware, but production of this type of pottery died out in the early 18th century.  There was a revival of Jemez pottery-making in the early 20th century inspired and influenced by Zia pottery designs, but it was not until the 1960’s and 70’s that a significant number of Jemez potters began producing high-quality work using traditional methods.
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POTTERY STORYTELLER BY ANISSA FRAGUA JEMEZ PUEBLO

This wonderfully painted storyteller was handmade by Jemez Pueblo potter Anissa Fragua and depicts a woman holding a child and a wedding basket.  Anissa uses both the coil method and pinch method to create her pottery piece and as in traditional storytellers, Anissa’s storytellers have their mouths open.  Storytellers represent the...
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NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO HORSEHAIR POTTERY TURTLE BY GERI VAIL

Navajo potter Geri Vail made this fabulous horsehair pottery turtle.  When firing the green ware and it is about 1600 degrees, horsehair is thrown on the pot.  The horsehair burns when it touches the hot pottery, creating the unique marble effect.  Each piece is one of a kind.  Then the...
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NATIVE AMERICAN KEWA POTTERY VASE BY ROBERT TENORIO

Kewa potter Robert Tenorio is known for his polychrome pots created in the traditional Santo Domingo style, which typically features a red base and red interior and black designs painted on a buff background.  This exquisite vase is created in this manner.  Robert was born in 1950 into the Santo...
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NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO HORSEHAIR POTTERY BY HANNAH JAY

Navajo potter Hannah Jay made this beautiful horsehair pot with an etched rose and turquoise stone.  When firing the green ware and it is about 1600 degrees, horsehair is thrown on the pot. The horsehair burns when it touches the hot pottery, creating the unique marble effect. Each piece is...
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JEMEZ POTTERY CORN MAIDEN BY EMILY FRAGUA TSOSIE

Jemez potter Emily Fragua Tsosie hand crafted this lovely pottery corn maiden.  The Corn Maiden is an important figure in Pueblo culture, bringing a good harvest to feed the people.  A unique addition to any pottery or Native American art collection.  Signed 7  1/2” tall x 3  5/8″ long x...
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JEMEZ POTTERY SANTA CLAUS STORYTELLER BY DEBORAH LORETTO SANDIA

Jemez potter Deborah Loretto Sandia hand crafted this darling pottery storyteller, which depicts Santa Claus holding sixchildren.  Deborah uses both the coil method and pinch method to create her pottery piece and as in traditional storytellers, Deborahs’s storytellers have their mouths open.  Storytellers represent the passing down of stories orally...
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NAVAJO HUMMINGBIRD POTTERY VASE BY ARNOLD BROWN

Navajo potter Arnold Brown hand crafted this beautiful pottery vase.  Amazing colors!  The prepared cast clay pot is hand etched with a hummingbird, flowers, and geometric designs.  Then the vase is hand painted and kiln fired.  Signed 5″ x 5  1/2″ x 5  1/2″ Although Navajo potters learned the art...
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NAVAJO POTTERY WEDDING VASE BY VICTORIA TSOSIE

This colorful pottery wedding vase was created by Navajo potter Victoria Tsosie.  Navajo pottery is is made through a process by which clay is poured into a mold, hand painted and hand etched by the potter, and then fired in a kiln.  Each piece of pottery is beautiful and unique. ...
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JUDY TOYA POTTERY CORN MAIDEN JEMEZ PUEBLO

Judy Toya is the daughter of renowned storyteller artist, Mary E. Toya.  Judy also makes traditional storytellers, as well as nativities and koshares.  Made out of natural clay, this delightful corn maiden is wonderfully painted with different colors of corn and corn husks painted on her back.  An unique addition...
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