Elegant in form, dramatic in design, and impeccably traditional in execution; the essence of this artist’s work.
A prize-winning potter for over 20 years, she incorporates traditional motifs, using local clays and plant-derived black pigment.
A sinuously placed band of feather designs accentuates the graceful shape of this wedding vase.
The lustrous red is the actual hue of the local Jemez clay.
The dramatic black, painted on the stone-polished surface, is a paint made by steeping wild spinach leaves in boiling water.
The creamy beige is also painted on, but is a natural clay slip.
Note that the piece was coiled entirely of the red clay and polished with a stone, then the black and cream designs were painted on the red surface, all by hand.
Feathers symbolize prayers, while the leaf-like designs in the curl of the band seem to suggest fertility – appropriate for a wedding vase.
Altogether, the design represents happiness, abundance and good health.
All this, in a beautiful, graphic piece that will adorn any decor, from country to contemporary.
We include a written description of how wedding vases are used in Pueblo wedding ceremonies, with every purchase of a wedding vase.