Santa Clara Pottery

Santa Clara Pueblo pottery is among the finest being created today. Beautifully polished redware and blackware are traditional specialties, and emerging Santa Clara potters craft fine carved, sgraffito and polychrome pieces.

Santa Clara Pueblo is located approximately 25 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Baca, Alvin

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Alvin Baca, b. 1966.
 
Fine redware melon jar by the accomplished son of the famed Angela baca.
 
Height: 4 1/2
Diameter: 3 5/8"

Baca, Alvin

#6400
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Alvin Baca, b. 1966.
 
Very fine blackware melon jar by the acclaimed son of Angela Baca.
 
Height: 6" 
Diameter: 4 1/4"

Baca, Angela

#6399
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Angela Baca, b. 1927.
 
Exquisite blackware melon bowl.  A long-favored design of this exceptional and celebrated potter.
 
Height: 4 1/8
Diameter: 6"

Baca, Angela

#9096
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Angela Baca, b. 1927.
 
Fine melon pot.
 
Angela's specialty, this one in redware.
 
Height: 3 1/4
Diameter: 5 1/2"

Bourdon, Birdell ("Vine Flower")

#9242
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Birdell Bourdon, b. 1957
 
Traditional stone-polished blackware bowl

Height: 3 1/4"
Diameter: 4 3/4"

Bourdon, Birdell ("Vine Flower")

#7168
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Birdell Bourdon, b. 1957
 
Traditional stone-polished blackware bowl
 
Height: 4" 
Diameter: 5 1/4"

Bourdon, Birdell ("Vine Flower")

#7166
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Birdell Bourdon, b. 1957
 
Traditional stone-polished blackware bowl
 
Height: 3 7/8
Diameter: 5"

Cain, Mary

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Mary Cain (Blue Rain), b. 1915, daughter of Christina Naranjo.

Choice carved Avanyu pot.

Height: 3 1/2"
Diameter: 7"

Cain, Mary

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Mary Cain (Blue Rain), b. 1915, daughter of Christina Naranjo.

Beautiful high-polish blackware olla by this elder master.

Height: 2 5/8"
Diameter: 4 5/8"

Cata, Sophie

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Sophie Cata, b. 1957.
 
Pretty little high-polish bowl - Sophie's specialty.
 
Height: 2 7/8
Diameter: 3 3/4"

Chavarria, Denise

#9223
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Denise Chavarria, b. 1959, daughter of Stella Chavarria.
 
Nice little stone-polished blackware 'Avanyu' jar.
 
Height: 4 1/4"
Diameter: 3 1/2"

Chavarria, Denise

#7079
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Denise Chavarria, b. 1959.
 
Fine blackware jar by the daughter of the renowned Stella Chavarria.  Carved Avanyu design.
 
Height: 4 5/8
Diameter: 4"

Chavarria, Millie

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Millie Chavarria, b. 1946.
 
Another finely carved and highly polished example of this talented potter's work.  Note the rare inside polishing.
 
Height: 2 5/8"
Diameter: 5 1/2"

Chavarria, Stella

#7083
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Stella Chavarria, b. 1939, daughter of Teresita Naranjo.
 
Fine stone-polished carved Avanyu jar by this famed potter.
 
Height: 5 7/8
Diameter: 4 1/2"

Chavarria, Stella

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 Stella Chavarria, b. 1939, daughter of Teresita Naranjo.

Stone-polished and carved redware 'Avanyu' bowl.

Height: 2 3/4"
Diameter: 4"

Chavarria, Stella

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Stella Chavarria, b. 1939, daughter of Teresita Naranjo.

Stone-polished and carved redware 'Avanyu' jar.

Height: 5"
Diameter: 4"

Chavarria, Stella

#9221
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Stella Chavarria, b. 1939, daughter of Teresita Naranjo.

Stone-polished and carved blackware 'Avanyu' jar.

Height: 5 5/8"
Diameter: 4 1/4"

Garcia, Virginia

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Virginia Garcia, b. 1963, granddaughter of Severa Tafoya.
 
Exquisite highly polished blackware jar with impressed hand and stepped shoulder.  A favored design of this talented potter.
 
Height: 9"
Diameter: 7 1/4"

Garcia, Virginia

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Virginia Garcia, b. 1963, granddaughter of Severa Tafoya.
 
Exquisite high-polish jar with impressed hand and two-stepped shoulder.  A favored design of this talented potter.
 
It is very difficult to achieve a polish of this quality on redware. 
 
Height: 9"
Diameter: 7 1/8"

Gutierrez, Lela & Luther

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Polychrome bowl in excellent condition.

Made by Lela Gutierrez
(1874 - 1966 )
Painted by her son Luther (Eleuterio) Gutierrez
(1911 - 1987).

Height: 3 3/4"
Diameter: 4 1/4"

Gutierrez, Lela and Van

#4945
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Lela (1874-1969) and Van (Evangelio) (1870-1956) Gutierrez.

A rare and fine example of this highly celebrated couple's distinctive work.

Height: 3 5/8" Length: 12 1/4" Width: 9 3/4"

Haungooah, Art

#5472
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Art Haungooah, 1943 - d (date uncertain).

Kiowa, grandson of famed medicine man Silverhorn.

Haungooah married into the Santa Clara Pueblo and learned their pottery tradition from his wife, Martha Suazo.

Deeply carved blackware bowl, in excellent condition.

Height: 3"
Diameter: 5 1/4"

Haungooah, Art

#5473
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Art Haungooah, 1943 - d (date uncertain).

Kiowa, grandson of famed medicine man Silverhorn.

Haungooah married into the Santa Clara Pueblo and learned their pottery tradition from his wife, Martha Suazo.

Deeply carved blackware bowl.

Two 1/2" rim chips (not seen in photo).

Height: 2 3/4"
Diameter: 5 3/4"

Lewis, Rose

#7164
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Rose Lewis, b. 1952.
 
Deeply carved blackware pot with Rose's distinctive Kokopelli design.  A bit larger than #7153.
 
Height: 5" 
Diameter: 6 1/4"

Naranjo, Christina

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Christina Naranjo, 1891-1980.
 
Choice large vase, ca. 1950

Height: 11 1/2"
Diameter: 8 1/2"