Jemez Pueblo Pottery, Hand Coiled, Large Vase. Dimensions: 16 1/2 inches Tall, 12 inches Wide and a 6 inch Wide Top. Mary Small, a celebrated potter from Jemez Pueblo, was named the IACA Artist of the Year for 2010 at the Indian Arts & Crafts Association annual Awards Banquet for the Spring Wholesale Market held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 22.
This is a super fantastic hand coiled vase from the master potter, Mary Small. Her pottery creations are well known throughout the pottery collectors world. This vase has a sophisticated design on a beautifully shaped vase.The white surface areas of the vase have very fine particles of mica that glisten in the light. The pottery is painted with various designs and an excellent scalloped top and opening. Mary's pottery is distinctive and easily recognizable by collectors and those familiar with Jemez Pueblo pottery styles.
It is very difficult to find large pottery from Mary these days. This pottery was made in 2005. In 1976, Mary developed a technique that created a grey glaze that when fired, formed a soft grey matte finish that her pottery is so well known for. Mary boiled down the Rocky Mountain Bee plant and added fine white clay from the San Felipe Pueblo to achieve this soft grey color. Her pottery is highly collectible for its extremely detailed and quite unique, white and grey designs on a light red base color.Awards won by Mary: 2002 Indian Arts and Crafts Association "Artist of the Year" , various New Mexico State Fair Awards, The Santa Fe Indian Market 1st Place - Wedding Vase design, Fine Arts Interprises Show Mesa Verde Colorado, The Eight Northern Pueblo Indian Arts and Crafts Fair. 1999 Powwhatan Renape Nation Indian Arts Festival 1st Place. Exhibits by Mary: Heard Museum Phoenix Arizona, Smithsonian in Washington DC, Denver Museum of Natural History Colorado, White Horse Gallery Boulder Colorado, the Original American Indian and Western Relic Show Pasadena California. The artist signed the bottom of the vase "Mary Small". Shop with confidence, The Santa Fe Store always stands behind everything we sell.
The item "Jemez Pottery, ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2002 and 2010 Mary Small, Native American" is in sale since Monday, June 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "santafestore" and is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.