San Juan Pottery

A revival of the San Juan Pueblo pottery tradition began in the 1930s, resulting in the development of polished redware, often deeply carved or with a matte tan-colored field surrounding the body. Contemporary San Juan potters are branching off into many innovative directions.

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

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Garcia, Greg

#9236
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Greg Garcia, San Juan Pueblo (paternal) and Santa Clara Pueblo (maternal), b. 1961.

A superbly elegant little jar by this multiple award-winning artist.

Height: 4 3/4"
Diameter: 3 1/2"

Montoya, Tomasita

#5201
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Tomasita Reyes Montoya, 1899-1978.
 
Tomasita was one of the original seven members of the San Juan Pueblo Pottery Revival of the 1930s.  This deeply carved bowl was one of Tomasita's specialties.
 
Red and tan over polished redware.
 
Height: 3 1/2"
Diameter: 4 3/4"

Montoya, Tomasita

#4246
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Tomasita Reyes Montoya, 1899-1978.
 
Another bowl by Tomasita, this one entirely in stone-polished micaceous clay.  This unusual incised jar represents some of Tomasita's most distinctive work.
 
Height: 4 3/8"
Diameter: 7 1/2"

Montoya, Tomasita

#3854
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Tomasita Reyes Montoya, 1899-1978.
 
Another redware bowl by Tomasita.   This is a combination of stone-polished red and micaceous clays in a slightly ovally formed bowl.
 
Height: 5" Length: 6 7/8" Width: 6 1/8"

Montoya, Tomasita and Sisneros, Domenguita

#5467
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Tomasita Reyes Montoya, 1899-1978.
 
Another redware bowl by Tomasita, this one created in collaboration with Domenguita.  This combination of stone-polished red and micaceous clays was another of Tomasita's specialties.
 
Height: 5 1/8"
Diameter: 7 3/4"