Pottery

108 products

      Pottery

      HAND-COILED AND TRADITIONALLY FIRED

      Pueblo pottery dates back as far as 700CE and was entirely utilitarian. The arrival of railroads and tourists began the emergence of pottery as art. Not only is pottery beautiful to look at, but it is also very satisfying to know that the pottery artists of today make their pots in the same manner that their ancestors did in prehistoric times.

      The clay to make the pots is still being gathered at historic sites near their pueblos. After gathering the clay and painstakingly preparing it, the potters form the coils, or ropes, of clay and shape the pot coil by coil. Then the pot is dried, scraped with a piece of gourd, sanded, and slipped with a fine clay mixture. The pot is polished over and over with a polishing stone often handed down from generation to generation. The skillful polisher gives the pot its lasting and beautiful sheen. Pueblo pottery is hand-coiled, and no wheel is used – which makes the perfect symmetry of the pots even more impressive. Pots are still traditionally fired in an open pit fire outdoors utilizing slabs of wood for fuel. The fire can be smothered with sheep manure to turn the clay a deep black color.

      Santa Clara (often carved) and San Ildefonso pottery are usually red or black. If a pot is to be painted (e.g. Hopi or Acoma pottery) the potters make their own vegetal or mineral paints; using the blade of a yucca cactus, they paint their designs freehand. Many artists still hand paint their designs with natural pigments from materials gathered near their homes. The traditional potters fire their pots in a homemade oven built outdoors.

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      Hopi Frog Jar, Charles Navasie, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Hopi Frog Jar, Charles Navasie, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      $ 1,800.00
      Hopi Seed Jar, White Swann, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Hopi Seed Jar, White Swann, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Hopi Eagle Feather Jar, Charles Navasie, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Hopi Eagle Feather Jar, Charles Navasie, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Storyteller Pottery, Carol Pecos, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Storyteller Pottery, Carol Pecos, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Tewa Pot, Lawrence Namoki, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Tewa Pot, Lawrence Namoki, Pottery, Garland's Indian Jewelry
      Hopi Pottery Tile - Pottery - Fawn Navasie - 1
      Hopi Pottery Tile - Pottery - Fawn Navasie - 2
      Hopi Pottery Tile - Pottery - Fawn Navasie - 1
      Hopi Pottery Tile - Pottery - Fawn Navasie - 2
      Hopi Pottery Tile - Pottery - Fawn Navasie - 1
      Hopi Pottery Tile - Pottery - Fawn Navasie - 2
      Avanyu Olla - Pottery - Toni Roller - 1
      Avanyu Olla - Pottery - Toni Roller - 2
      $ 4,800.00
      Santa Clara Bowl - Pottery - Tina and Leon Garcia - 1
      Santa Clara Bowl - Pottery - Tina and Leon Garcia - 2
      Miniature Pot - Pottery - Debra Dewyenie - 1
      Miniature Pot - Pottery - Debra Dewyenie - 2
      Hopi Jar - Pottery - Charles Navasie - 1
      Hopi Jar - Pottery - Charles Navasie - 2
      $ 2,800.00
      "Ancient Thunderbird" Pot - Pottery - Dianna Tahbo - 1
      Large Hopi Bowl - Pottery - Charles Navasie - 1
      Large Hopi Bowl - Pottery - Charles Navasie - 2
      Hopi Bowl with Batwing and Migration Patterns - Pottery - Jean Sahmie - 1
      Hopi Bowl with Batwing and Migration Patterns - Pottery - Jean Sahmie - 2
      Large Santa Clara Vase, Vickie Martinez, Pottery, Garland's
      Large Santa Clara Vase, Vickie Martinez, Pottery, Garland's
      Hopi Parrot Jar, Loretta Navasie Laban, Pottery, Garland's
      Hopi Parrot Jar, Loretta Navasie Laban, Pottery, Garland's
      Medium Canteen with Hopi Designs, Rachel Sahmie, Pottery, Garland's
      Handcoiled Seed Jar with Butterfly Design, Glendora Fragua, Pottery, Garland's
      Handcoiled Seed Jar with Butterfly Design, Glendora Fragua, Pottery, Garland's
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