A wonderful turtle-inspired pottery vessel, by Ryan Roller. 5 inches across and 3 inches high.SOLD Ryan also made this striking ‘barb-wire’ design blackware jar, 4 by 5.25 inches. $600. A beautifully executed bowl by Orville and Effie Garcia. 2.25 by 3.75 inches. $220. (TUCSON)

Martha Appleleaf of Santa Clara Pueblo brought in one of her signature matte green on polished black ware jars. 6.75 inches high and 6.25 inches across. $600. (TUCSON)




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A carved redware by Vickie Martinez Tafoya of Santa Clara. 12 inches high. $1500. (TUCSON)

Vickie was taught to pot by her grandmother Flora Naranjo and mother Barbara Martinez, but it was her mother-in-law, Stella Chavarria and her mother, Teresita Naranjo who helped her further develop and refine her work, encouraging her to take it to the next level. As a result, Stella’s and Teresita’s quality and style is evident in her work. 

A blackware vase by Minnie Vigil (Santa Clara-Poajoaque) who is best known for her polychrome ware. This was made about 20-25 years ago as Minnie, now 86,  makes very little pottery anymore. 6.5 inches high. $400. (TUCSON)

Vickie Martinez Tafoya made with the black and redware jars, each with a a carved stylized Avanyu or water serpent motif Each is 3.75 by 5.5 inches and $195. At right are two views of another Avanyu bowl, this one by Millie Chavarria (b 1946). It measures 2 by 6 inches and is $165. (TUCSON)