Vintage Storyteller Pottery Figure By Renown Jemez Pueblo Potter Mary E. This Grandmother Has Six Children. Four Are Holding Pottery 2 Have Seed Pots, One Holds A Wedding Vase, And Another Has A Plate. This Piece Was Made At The Jemez Pueblo Around 1960. Mary Ellen Toya Was A Member Of The Water Clan At Jemez Pueblo And Signed Her Name With A Squiggly Water Line Underneath Her Name As She Signed This Piece.
A Picture Of Mary And Some Of Her Pottery Are Included In Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf. Her Work Was Also Featured In Galleries: Southwest - New Mexico.
Her Storyteller Grandmothers Have Closed Eyes, A Necklace And A Corn Stalk Painted On Their Backs. Mary Ellen Toya Was Married To Casimiro Toya, Sr.
And Was The Mother Of Story Teller Creators Marie And Judy. She Passed Her Pottery Making Ability On To Her Daughters.She And Her Daughters Made Their Storytellers From All Natural Materials They Collected From The Jemez Pueblo. Used Natural Slips And Fired Their Pottery Outdoors In The Old Way. The Pottery Produced At Jemez Is Known For Its Distinctive Earth-Tone Colors. 6 1/2" Tall x 5 1/2" At Its Widest Point x 5 Deep. Very Good Vintage Condition With A Few Minor Scrapes. There Is Also A Tiny Crack At The Base Of The Corn Stalk On The Back Of The Figure That Does Not Continue Upward.
It Is Shown At The Last Photo. The Pueblo Of Jémez Is The Only Remaining Towa-Speaking Pueblo. It Is Surrounded By Colorful Red Sandstone Mesas And Serves As The Gateway To The Cañon De San Diego And The Jémez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway.
The Pueblo Itself Is Located 27 Miles Northwest Of Bernalillo, NM. This item comes from a smoke free environment. It does not have any odor. Every attempt has been made to provide an accurate detailing of the condition of the listed items. Please review the photographs carefully as the photos are part of the description.
All pictures are of the actual item you will receive, we do not recycle pictures. We try to answer all timely questions so please ask! Your feedback is important to us.The item "C1970 Native American Storyteller By Renown Potter Mary Ellen Toya Jemez Pueblo" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "dmq2014" and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Macao, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion.