Native American Pottery

Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware

Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware
Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware
Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware
Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware

Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware

Signed pottery tray or dish by Minnie Vigil. Minnie was born in 1. 931 of mixed Santa Clara and Pojoaque heritage.

Minnie Vigil is the sister of Gloria Goldenrod Garcia, Thelma Talachy and Lois Guitierrez de la Cruz. Like her sisters, Minnie grew up learning the fundamentals of the traditional way of making pottery from their mother, Petra Montoya Gutierrez. She began making pottery in 1955 and earned her first award at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1975. Minnie specializes in polychrome wares, some slipped in red clay and stone polished, some slipped in matte tan clay and not polished. This one is black with slight tint in the pattern.

Minnie typically signs her pieces as Minnie, Santa Clara (S/C). This tray or dish is 8 1/2 inches at the handles, 6 5/8 inches in diameter, and stands about 2 1/2 inches tall at the handles. There are no chips or cracks.
Vintage 1970s Minnie Vigil (1931-) Santa Clara Puebo Pottery Tray Dish Blackware