Zuni Pottery

The revival of Zuni Pueblo pottery in the 20th century was largely due to the efforts of two women who married into the Pueblo: Hopi/Tewa Daisy Hooee (granddaughter of the incomparable Nampeyo) and Jennie Laate from Acoma Pueblo.

Zuni Pueblo is in western New Mexico, about 140 miles west of Albuquerque.

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Cellicion, Deldrick and Lorenda

#9487
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Raised lizard designs decorate both the interior and exterior of this fanciful effigy olla.  An elegant piece of work by this husband and wife team. 

Height: 6 1/4"
Diameter: 8"

Chavez, Margie

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Nice large bowl in Butterfly design.
 
Sienna, cream and brown over buff background.
 
Height: 3 3/8"
Diameter: 9 5/8"

Edaakie, Tara

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Pretty polychrome pot in lizard design.
 
Unusual rust/orange stippled slip under the design.
 
Height: 5 7/8"
Diameter: 5 1/2"

Edaakie, Tara

#9103
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Pretty polychrome pot in floral/Heartline Deer design.
 
Unusual stippled slip under the design - Rust/orange around neck and lower portion; White around central portion.
 
Height: 5 1/4"
Diameter: 6 1/2"

Nahohai, Randy

#4369
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Randy Nahohai, Eagle Clan, one of the finest contemporary Zuni potters.
 
Deer-in-His-House and rosette design.  This pretty example shows some of the micaceous Pia Mesa clay Randy often uses.
 
 
Height: 4 1/4"
Diameter: 6 1/4"

Nahohai, Randy

#4378
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Randy Nahohai, Eagle Clan, one of the finest contemporary Zuni potters.
 
Elegant, traditional broad-shouldered water jar.  This shape, although it has disappeared in contemporary times, once made the daily task of carrying water easier.  Randy has revived the form in this fine example.
 
Fully slipped.  White and brown over red background.
 
Height: 6 1/2"
Diameter: 11"

Simplicio, Noreen

#4370
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Wonderfully intricate, complex designs on a delicately thin-walled pot by this multiple award-winning artist.
 
Height: 6 1/4"
Diameter: 8 1/4"

Simplicio, Noreen

#9081
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Wonderful Kiva olla in the  Deer-in-His-House design.  Noreen has crafted a multitude of tiny figures atop this exquisite sculpture.  This is another very thin-walled piece.
 
Height: 6 5/8"
Diameter: 6 1/2"