The offerings shared below are just a small selection of what is available in our physical gallery shop. Contact Us.
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Jaycee Nahohai's parents are renowned potters Randy Nahohai (d) and Rowena Him. He's the eldest of their four sons, growing up at Zuni totally submersed in traditional pottery making. In high school, he studied pottery with Zuni teacher Gabriel Paloma. Later he attended Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in Tempe. In 2005, he won a Heard Museum blue ribbon for his pottery. His ongoing pottery works are highly sought after and incredibly gorgeous.
Elegantly hand-formed and hand-painted, of natural clay and mineral slips, plus a touch of reflective and golden micaceous paint, is Jaycee's Frog pendant. It's suspended from a length of black cotton cord accompanied by several handmade clay beads. Amazing webbed feet are seen on the underside of this fabulous amphibian pendant, that itself is about 2 1/2" long without the beads, and is 1 1/2" wide.
A recent high-school graduate, Zuni Pueblo potter Liam Simplicio's set of three extraordinary pottery nesting Owls is titled "The Matriarch" and is "the first nesting owl he ever made" according to his father artist Dan Simplicio. This set is all beautifully hand-coiled and hand-painted, with natural clay and mineral paints. Liam bestowed unique designs on each feathered friend, such as expressive eyes and lovely painted facial and feather markings. The mother owl has rain birds strategically painted around her eyes. Their beaks are wonderful too.
The largest mother owl is about 4 1/2" tall, 5" wide and 5" deep. The medium owl is about 2 3/4" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 3" deep. The small owl is approximately 1" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" deep. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply. Five separate pieces in all.
Alan E. Lasiloo
Agnes Peynetsa's all hand-coiled and hand-painted, with natural clay and mineral paints, pottery bowl features creatures like tadpoles, a Frog in three dimension, perhaps a horned Lizard or an anthropomorphic creature, and Dragonfly.
A bowl such as this is used to hold ceremonial cornmeal in a Zuni home. It is known by other names, such as cloud bowl, cornmeal bowl and prayer bowl. The twisted clay handle is fabulous. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply. About 6 1/4" tall, 6 1/2" wide and 5 3/4" deep.
Jaycee Nahohai comes from the esteemed Nahohai family of Zuni artists. His father was Randy Nahohai (d), an extraordinary and influential pueblo potter.
Inspired of anthropomorphic creatures seen on petroglyphs, Jaycee's hand-formed and hand-painted, natural clay and mineral paints, pendant necklace is fabulous. The clay pendant shows two wonderful creatures with a sun beaming in the background. The layered way Jaycee painted this pendant makes it so wonderful and dimensional. The clay pendant itself is about 3" long including the three white clay beads, and is 2" wide. Signed by the artist. It's strung on a length of waxed black cotton cord.
Roxanne Seoutewa & Carlos Laate
Life-giving water is represented in this approximate 5 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" wide and 9" deep pottery bowl. Perfectly imperfect, it is all hand-coiled with natural clay and hand-painted with mineral paints by renowned Zuni potter Carlos Laate with the help of his jeweler wife Roxanne Seoutewa.
Water creatures abound, such as squirmy tadpoles that swim freely with Frog companions. Inside this wonderful bowl, Kolowisi who represents the Guardian of the waterways, moves to and fro. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Brion Hattie, Jr.
Helen D. Bird, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Erma Kalestewa Homer
Les Namingha, Zuni-Tewa-Hopi
Honored master pueblo potter Les Namingha has brought together traditional and contemporary techniques, such as hand-building with Hopi clay and the use of gorgeous acrylic paints to create this collectible "Shalako" pottery jar. Circa 2015, this masterwork features four Shalako. An important religious katsina ceremony takes place once a year at Zuni Pueblo in which Shalako makes an appearance. A beloved messenger from the Rain Gods, Shalako stands ten feet tall.
Don't miss this rare showpiece by Les Namingha, an award-winning creative genius. It's currently featured in an August 2020 advertisement for Keshi, in the "Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican" publication.
Approximately 12 1/2" tall, 11" long and 11" deep jar. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.
Glendora Fragua, Jemez
Glendora Fragua's fabulous abstract and geometric pottery pays tribute to those that are unseen but surround us. The geometric and pueblo-inspired designs are hand painted in a precise and beautiful manner with natural mineral paint plus metallic paint accents. The natural clay piece is hand-coiled and has a tiny pin hole opening at the bottom. Glendora has also incorporated her identifying signature of a corn stalk incised in the bottom of the piece. Glendora is part of the Corn Clan at Jemez Pueblo. The egg shaped piece tapers towards the bottom and measures about 3" tall with a diameter of about 2" at the widest point.
Denise Eustace, Cochiti-Zuni
Kimo DeCora, Isleta
Kimo DeCora's Frog bowl is hand-formed of natural clay, and hand-painted with natural mineral paints. Kimo painted this leaping amphibian decorated with wonderful zig zag lines, he then surrounded it with pueblo inspired designs. This bowl has a tremendous feeling of high energy. More of a shallow dish shape it is about 2 7/8" in diameter and 1/2" tall, signed by the artist.
Bowls like this are used in Zuni to hold sacred cornmeal to be used in ceremonies and blessings. Darla Westika made this one with a carrying handle. Hand built using the coil technique Darla used natural mineral pigments to paint Dragonfly and Zuni rain bird designs, both symbols of water. The stepped shape of the bowl represents rain giving clouds. About 5 1/4" tall and 7 1/2" wide. Signed by the artist. Extra shipping charges may apply.