Juanita was born in 1935, and she began making pottery in 1948, learning from her mother Rita Magdalena. Juanita belongs to the Corn Clan of Jemez Pueblo, which is often reflected by corn motifs in her work. She is also known for stone-polished tanware swirl pots, some with decorative polychrome elements. At the age of 86, she is still a full time potter. A great addition to your Native American art or pottery collection.
2 5/8 tall x 7 5/8 long x 5 5/8. The pottery is new but hand made and painted, so there may be imperfections. Within the Jemez Pueblo there are many exceptional potters.
The work is generally characterized by the buff and red clays used, and the range of styles and subjects. Storyteller, figures, sgrafitto designs, wedding vases, and melon pots are a few of their favorites. Before the arrival of the Spanish, Jemez was known for its traditional black-on-white ware, but production of this type of pottery died out in the early 18th century. There was a revival of Jemez pottery-making in the early 20th century inspired and influenced by Zia pottery designs, but it was not until the 1960s and 70s that a significant number of Jemez potters began producing high-quality work using traditional methods.
The item "NATIVE AMERICAN JEMEZ POTTERY BIRD BY JUANITA FRAGUA" is in sale since Thursday, May 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "crowandcactus" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.