You really need to click on the images to fully appreciate these pieces by Gabriel Gonzales. Each involves the use of a micaceous slip for a nice contrast with the beautiful polished surface.
Each is $600. The bowl at left is 5 inches high and 7 inches across. (TUCSON) The redware is 5 5/8 inches high and 7.5 inches across. (TUCSON) The last blackware is 6 inches high and 7 inches across. (SANTA FE)
At left is a sgraffito work bowl with feather and cloud motifs by Ed and Dina Yepa of Jemez. 6.75 across and 5 inches high. $180 The bird, which is lidded, is by the Garcia family of Kewa Pueblo. 7.75 inches long and 4.75 inches long. $160. Two views of a vase by Ed and Dina, with flower and cloud motifs. 5 by 5.5 inches $250 The one at far right has a buff exteriori and a redl clap slipped interioir. Cloud and feather designs. 6 by 2.5 inches. $150. (ALL IN TUCSON)
A seed jar with a sun motif by Mary H Loretto. 3 1/8 by 1.25 inches. $60. Carol Grace Loretto made the next small bowl, 3.5 by 3 inches. $60. Two views of a cloud bowl by Ed and Dena Yepa. 6 by 2 3/8 inches. $130. (TUCSON)
All by Marcella Yepa” The redware swirl is 4.25 inches tall and $125. The vase next to it is set with a piece of turquoise. 10 inches tall and $375. Her buff and red swirl vase is 4 inches high and $150. And the one at far left, set with turquoise, is 6.25 inches tall and $195. (ALL IN TUCSON)
Wedding vases by Marcella and her sister Emma can be found in our Wedding Vase Gallery.
A large (8.25 inches high and 9 inches across) olla by the Angea family. $300 (TUCSON)
A village scene by 8.5 inches high and 5 by 5 inches. By Cindy Fragua of Jemez Pueblo. $450. (TUCSON)
A Friendship bowl by Rupert Angea. 5 by 4.5 inches and $100. He also made the beautifully designed shallow dish at right which is 8 inches across. $100. Kimo DeCora of Isleta (also Hochunk/Winnebago) made these 7 dishes, inspired by ancient Mimbres pottery designs. Each is 3 inches across and $100. These are all in Tucson but we have more in Santa Fe as well.
Called a Nawoj Hah’ah, the Friendship bowl represents a social round dance in which Indian and non-Indian alike are invited to participate. It has come to symbolize the strength that comes from unity of purpose in a community. First made by Rupert Angea, in the late 1970’s, they are now made by both the Angea Family and the Manuel Family of Hickiwan Village. They are the only ones who make this type of O’odham pottery. The clay is dug from a deposit near White Horse Pass. The red paint is hematite and the black is from the sap of the mesquite tree, which is also a traditional food source (the seed pods, not the seeds) and provides the wood that is used to fire the pot after it has been painted.