Miniature NativityPrudy Correa
An Acoma potter known for her storytellers and nativity scenes, Prudy’s work has been shown at the SWAIA Indian Market, the Heard Museum, and the University of Arizona.
She digs her own clay, creates her own pigments, and pit-fires.
This sweet Nativity scene is charming in its simplicity, true miniature size, and Pueblo setting.
Mary and Joseph kneel, with an adobe wall and twig ladder behind them.
They are chanting gratitude and praise, while the swaddled Baby seems to be raising His voice, as well.
An unexpected but adorable note is the tiny black lamb that accompanies the vigil. Usually, the lambs and/or sheep are white.
Entirely traditional, from hand-gathered clay, natural clay slips, and vegetal paint, this is a delightful collector’s piece and future heirloom.