Jemez Pottery

Jemez pottery takes a wide variety of forms, including highly polished redware, matte-surfaced tanware, elegant melon jars, intricate polychromes and graceful swirl-design ollas.

Jemez Pueblo is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Albuquerque in New Mexico.

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Gachupin, Clara

#1-151
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Clara Gachupin, Coyote Clan, b. 1948.
 
Another very fine polychrome olla by this skilled potter.
 
Geometric designs in beige, orange, brown and white over red.
 
Height: 7 1/2
Diameter: 5 1/2"

Gachupin, Clara

#1-148
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Clara Gachupin, Coyote Clan, b. 1948.
 
Very fine polychrome olla by this skilled potter.
 
Jemez bird design in beige, orange, brown and white over red.
 
Height: 7 1/8
Diameter: 5 1/2"

Madalena, Genevieve

#5228
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A nice 1970s example of Genevieve's work.
 
Red and black over white.
 
Height: 5"
Diameter: 4 1/2"

Romero, Pauline

#9189
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Pauline Romero, b. 1962.

Tall, sculptural highly stone-polished Wedding Vase.  Buff- and redware.

Height: 12 1/2"
Diameter: 5 1/4"

Sandia, Geraldine

#7615
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An absolutely striking large olla by this master potter.  Since she began her exceptional career, Geraldine has won five first place ribbons, six second place ribbons and four third place ribbons at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market.  She has also won first, second and third prizes at Phoenix's Heard Museum juried competitions.
 
Amazingly intricate geometric designs in bright creamy bone/tan and black over highly polished red body.  Unusual scalloped neck.
 
Height: 12 1/4"
Diameter: 11 1/2"

Small, Mary

#4847
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Mary Small, Sun Clan, b. 1940.
 
Fine little olla by the most celebrated contemporary potter of Jemez Pueblo.
 
Mary's distinctive muted colors - white and gray over red.
 
Height: 3 3/4
Diameter: 3 7/8"

Small, Mary

#9094
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Mary Small, Sun Clan, b. 1940.
 
Polychrome wedding vase by the winner of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association 2002 'Artist of the Year' award.
 
Mary's distinctive muted colors - white and gray over red.
 
Height: 11 7/8
Width: 5 7/8"

Small, Mary

#4371
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Mary Small, Sun Clan, b. 1940.
 
Large and well-formed example of Mary's distinctive combination of grey and matte polychrome designs.
 
Height: 6" 
Width: 8 1/2"

Tafoya, Brenda

#9072
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Handcoiled, delicately incised vase in hummingbird and flower design.
 
Red and beige over buff.
 
Height: 8" 
Width: 4 3/4"

Tafoya, Brenda

#9070
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Fine handcoiled and incised hummingbird vase.
 
Red and beige over buff.
 
Height: 8 1/4
Width: 4 3/4"

Unsigned Jemez

#1-149
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Nice seedpot in stylized feather design.
 
Cream/buff and black over highly polished red background.
 
Height: 3 5/8
Diameter: 5 3/4"

Yepa, Marcella

#9089
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Marcella Yepa, Sun Clan, b. 1964.
 
Very fine coiled 'Swirl' melon jar. A rare find.
 
Red and buff.
 
Height: 5 3/4
Diameter: 5 1/2"