Dominique descends from generations of fine potters, but creates pieces that are clearly NOT her grandmothers’!
She has won many awards, including Best of Division at Santa Fe Indian Market – the best piece of pottery exhibited that year!
Using time-honored methods and materials, she has developed her own, contemporary styles.
This sharp-edged swirl design is one of the most beautiful.
It began as a roly-poly globe of hand-gathered, -mixed, -coiled and -smoothed local clay.
Then, the artist coated it with scintillating slip: clay from northern New Mexico, naturally full of sparkling flakes of mica.
With a fascinating pinwheel effect, this is the artist’s sophisticated version of traditional gourd pots.
Starting at the top, she cuts deeply into the clay, without any guidelines; just hand-to-eye.
She carefully cuts all the way around to the bottom, and then starts on the next row, and the next.
The stunning, hand-cut knife-edge is one of her signatures; each row is also burnished individually.
Shimmering, and large enough to be a centerpiece, this astonishing pot is a future museum exhibit.
This exquisite jar, and her other pieces, are happy to decorate your home now, beautifully.