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Wedding Vases


The wedding vase has been part of Pueblo life for centuries. The two spouts represent the separate lives of the bride and groom, which are united by the bridge at the top. The groom’s parents provide the wedding vase for use in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, the vase is filled with holy water and given to the bride. She drinks from one side and the groom drinks from the other. This ceremony is equivalent to the exchanging of wedding bands.

The wedding vases presented here are meant to be used for display only and make wonderful wedding and anniversary gifts. Ceremonial pottery is considered sacred and is only made and given as gifts among tribal members. The pottery must be fired in a certain way to be hardened against water permeation, or otherwise sealed using pine pitch or wax.




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Acoma Pueblo Pottery


by Brenda Cerno


Brenda Cerno is a talented Acoma artist who specializes in hand painting intricate lizard and insect designs with fine lines and geometrics. She signs BL Cerno, Acoma.


6 1/4" Tall, 4 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $199.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery


by Brenda Cerno


Brenda Cerno is a talented Acoma artist who specializes in hand painting intricate lizard and insect designs with fine lines and geometrics. She signs BL Cerno, Acoma.


8" Tall, 5 5/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $260.00 / Your Price: $195.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Myra Lukee


This pour molded piece is hand painted with red and black eye dazzler and geometric designs.  It is signed by the artist.


8" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $220.00 / Your Price: $165.00


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Zuni Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Tony Lorenzo


This wedding vase is from Zuni artist Tony Lorenzo. Signed by the artist.


9 5/8" Tall, 4 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $160.00 / Your Price: $120.00


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Navajo Etched Pottery Wedding Vase


Navajo etched pottery is the most recent (and most popular) form to emerge from the Navajo potters. Each piece is pour molded and then painted on a wheel in various colors. Depending on the colors that emerge, different patterns and designs are hand etched along the colors. Once the designs have been etched in to the pot, it goes in to the firing process. Signed by the artist, Hilda Whitegoat.


8 1/8" Tall, 5 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $140.00 / Your Price: $105.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Memo & Aracely Varela


Memo and Aracely were finally honored with a first place ribbon at this year's annual Concurso de Ceramica. They've long been some of our favorite potters and painters, known for their bold colors and immensely intricate paint work. Their work is always of the highest caliber. This wedding vase is hand coiled and painted with all natural mineral paints on a stone polished black background. This piece is signed by the artists and includes a pottery ring stand.


8 1/2" Tall , 7" Wide


Suggested Retail $460.00 / Your Price: $345.00


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Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery Wedding Vase


by Judy Lewis


Judy Lewis is a full blooded Native American Indian from the Pueblo of Acoma and she was born in 1966. She has been making pottery since 1986. Judy was inspired to continue the family tradition of clay sculpting by observing many of her family members. She was especially motivated by the passion and ambition that her sister, Marilyn Ray-Lewis, showed towards working with clay, and the assistance that she gave to her. Judy hand coils pottery, vases, and storytellers using the methods of her ancestors. She only uses natural pigments for clay and paints. Judy has developed a style of her own. She hand pinches and hand coils a contemporary shape with traditional designs and colors. As with the entire family the colors have a crisp but soft pastel look to them. Judy is related to the following artists: Kathy Lewis (mother), Carolyn Concho Lewis (sister), and Sharon Lewis (sister). She signs her art work as Judy Lewis, Acoma, N.M.


9 5/8" Tall, 4 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $600.00 / Your Price: $450.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Keith Joe

 

This hand coiled wedding vase features parrot motifs and geometric designs in black, red and orange.  It is signed by the artist.


9 1/4" Tall, 6 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $320.00 / Your Price: $240.00


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Acoma Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Darla Davis


This hand coiled pot was made by Acoma artist Darla Davis and features her parrot design in natural paints. Signed by the artist.


4 3/8" Tall, 2 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $65.00 / Your Price: $50.00


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Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Pottery


by James Antonio


This hand coiled wedding vase features bold flower and butterfly patterns. Signed by the artist.


7 1/2" Tall, 5 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $300.00 / Your Price: $225.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Aggie Henderson

 

Christine, “Aggie”, Henderson-Poncho was born in 1973. She is a full blooded Native American Indian. Aggie was raised in the Acoma Pueblo, but is half Apache and half Pima. Aggie began experimenting with pottery in 1985 at the age of 15. She was inspired by her Mother-in-law, Marilyn Ray-Henderson, who is one of the finest clay sculpture artists hand making storytellers today .


Aggie specializes in hand making traditional storytellers with natural paints and clays. She also makes a wide variety of various clay sculptures and will on occasion paint on ceramic pottery. Marilyn Ray-Henderson taught Aggie all the fundamentals of pottery making, like: where to dig up the clay and how to clean, mix, shape, paint, and fire her pottery sculptures using ancient methods. Aggie has perfected her pottery making skills through the years. Aggie signs her pottery as: “Aggie”, Acoma NM, followed by the year the pottery was made.


5" Tall, 3" Wide


Suggested Retail $225.00 / Your Price: $165.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Westly Begaye


Westly was born into the Navajo Nation in 1965. He was taught by his long time companion, Marie Francis Vallo, an Acoma potter who is the mother of Leland, Kim and Thomas Vallo. Westly's work is a fusing of Navajo and Acoma traditions. He has developed his own unique style, giving his pots an amazing contemporary flare.

 

Westly is well know for his beautiful parrot, flute player and lizard designs. He continues to grow as an artist and is gaining in popularity among mainstream collectors. He signs his work as Westly B or W/B along with the name of the design and the year.


This hand coiled pot is signed by Westly.


9 3/4" Tall, 5 1/8" Wide


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Acoma Hand Coiled Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Regina Leno


This hand coiled wedding vase  features geometric designs in black and orange.  It is signed by the artist.


8 3/4" Tall, 5 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $175.00 / Your Price: $135.00


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Hopi Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Adelle Nampeyo


This beautiful wedding vase was hand made by Hopi artist Adelle Nampeyo, a member of the very famous Nampeyo family. The piece was hand coiled and painted in the traditional methods and designs. It is signed by Adelle.


5 1/2" Tall , 3 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $135.00 / Your Price: $99.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Lazaro Ozuna Silveira


Lazaro is a talented artist who was trained and inspired by Tavo Silveira. He's one of four brothers who are also beginning to create jewelry in the village. This piece is covered in hand painted and carved designs. It is signed by the artist and includes a pottery ring stand.


10" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $320.00 / Your Price: $240.00


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Zia Pueblo Pottery


by Ralph Aragon


Ralph Aragon is a full blooded Native American Indian. He was born into the San Felipe Pueblo and married into the Zia Pueblo, where he has lived for the past twenty years. As long as he can remember, Ralph has had the desire to create his own unique style of art. With traditional upbringing instilled in Ralph, he has learned to respect the beauty of nature which is evident in his animal motifs and earth tone palettes, which are abundantly used in his art.


Over the years, Ralph has experimented with his own unique style of painting. He combines contemporary painting techniques with traditional Zia pottery designs, in order to obtain the rock art images and patterns that are associated with social and spiritual themes. Ralph is a strong believer in continuing the traditional ways of his people. Ralph studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico., In addition, his own quest for a unique way to express his creativity has led him successfully to hand paint shields, pottery, and gourds. Because of this, he has created “something different” for us to enjoy and images that “help preserve his culture and heritage”. He specializes in hand painting handmade pottery using acrylic paints. He signs his pottery as: R. Aragon, incorporated with a Kiva step style, which is a celebration of Pueblo life and the festivities of harvest time.


9 1/4" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


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Jemez Pueblo Hand Coiled Wedding Vase


by Juanita Fragua


A member of the Corn clan, Juanita Fragua is the matriarch of the Fragua family and has been instrumental in the Jemez pottery revival. Potting since the 1950s, she has won many awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market and other craft fairs. Each of her pieces is hand coiled in the traditional methods and painted with all natural paints.


Juanita signs each of her pieces in three separate ways. Each piece is marked JCF, carved into the bottom of the pot. She then signs the piece with her full name, Pueblo and date. Last she marks each pot with her trademark arrow.


7 1/2" Tall , 4 1/2" Wide 


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Jemez Pueblo Hand Coiled Wedding Vase


by Juanita Fragua


A member of the Corn clan, Juanita Fragua is the matriarch of the Fragua family and has been instrumental in the Jemez pottery revival. Potting since the 1950s, she has won many awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market and other craft fairs. Each of her pieces is hand coiled in the traditional methods and painted with all natural paints.


Juanita signs each of her pieces in three separate ways. Each piece is marked JCF, carved into the bottom of the pot. She then signs the piece with her full name, Pueblo and date. Last she marks each pot with her trademark arrow.


8 3/8" Tall , 5 1/8" Wide 


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Jemez Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery


by Benjamin & Geraldine Toya


Benjamin & Geraldine “Laguna Flower” Toya are full blooded Native American Indians born into the Jemez Pueblo. Benjamin is a member of the Acorn Clan, and Geraldine is a member of the Coyote Clan. Benjamin was born in 1964 and Geraldine was born in 1966. They learned the art of pottery making at a very young age, but didn’t take a serious interest in pottery making until 1985. They were inspired by Margaret Sarracino (grandmother) and Pauline Sarracino (mother).

Benjamin & Geraldine specialize in hand-coiled pottery which they decorate very ornately with corn stalks and intricate blossom patterns. Their clay is gathered from within the Jemez Pueblo. It is cleaned, mixed, hand-coiled, shaped, sanded, hand-painted, and fired outdoors, the traditional way, with cedar wood chips. They coil various shapes and sizes of wedding vases and pots. The colors used on the pottery are derived by pigments from Mother Earth. They enjoy working on the larger pottery because they can add more detail on their pottery. They are related to Reyes Panana (cousin) who is known for making koshare clay sculptures and the late Louisa Panana (great grandmother). They sign their pottery as: B.G. Toya, Jemez, N.M.


13 3/4" Tall, 6 5/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $525.00 / Your Price: $390.00


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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Vangie Tafoya


Vangie Tafoya was born in the small but active village of Jemez (Walatowa) located about 55 miles from Albuquerque, N.M. She is half San Idelfonso and half Jemez. Vangie comes from a long line of potters, originating with her Grandmother, Maria Sanchez Colaque, she is also related to Maria Martinez, the extremely famous potter known for her black on black pottery.

 

Vangie credits her grandmother for her inspiration and moving spirit behind her desire, to continue the family tradition of pottery making. Vangie has developed her own unique style of flawless freehand designs of exquisite hummingbirds, water serpents, flowers, and feathers. Her pottery grabs the attention of viewers, allowing them to experience her living art and unique designs. Vangie uses all natural materials and paints which she digs up from the sacred grounds within the Jemez Pueblo. Vangie signs her pottery as: Vangie Tafoya, Jemez, followed by a eagle feather as her own singular trademark, to denote her clan origin.


10 1/4" Tall , 5 1/2" Wide


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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Mary Louise Eteeyan


Mary Louise Eteeyan is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1942. She was inspired to learn the art of pottery making, by observing several of her friends hand coil their pottery. She began experimenting with pottery making in 1978 at the age of 34.

 

Mary Louise specializes in the handmade Jemez style butterfly bowls with lids. She also hand coils wedding vases and various shapes of pottery. Mary gathers her own clay from the grounds within the Pueblo. Then, she soaks the clay, grinds, sifts, cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes, hand paints, and fires her pottery the traditional way, outdoors. Mary Louise uses all natural pigments to construct her pottery. Her coiling and painting skills are among one of the most precise around today. Mary signs her pottery as: Mary Louise Eteeyan, Jemez.


6" Tall , 3 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $225.00 / Your Price: $168.00


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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Marie Chinana


Marie is a Jemez Pueblo artist who works with traditional methods. She uses all natural materials collected from the Jemez Pueblo. Marie specializes in a stone polished redware and then hand paints different designs that are significant to her. She is the daughter of Martha Toya and has 17 years of experience. This piece is signed.


9 1/8" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $180.00 / Your Price: $135.00


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Horsehair Pottery Wedding Vase


by Tom Vail


Signed by the Navajo artist Tom Vail. The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then completely etched by hand on both sides and features an inlaid turquoise flower. Etching will vary with each wedding vase.


Size: 6" Tall, 4 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $60.00 / Your Price: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE


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Horsehair Pottery Wedding Vase


by Marshalene Bennett


The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then etched by hand. This piece is signed.


9 1/4" Tall, 7 7/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $200.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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Horsehair Pottery Wedding Vase


by Corrine Chino


The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then etched by hand. This piece is signed.


8" Tall, 5 3/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $115.00 / Your Price: $85.00


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Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Vickie Martinez


Stone polished and hand coiled black-ware pottery carved with a traditional Avanyu water serpent design. Signed by the artist.


10 1/2" Tall, 6 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $925.00 / Your Price: $690.00


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Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Birdell Bourdon


This is a stone polished and hand coiled black-ware wedding vase. It is signed by the Santa Clara artist, Birdell Bourdon.


5 1/2" Tall, 4 7/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $99.00 / Your Price: $75.00


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Navajo Etched Pottery Wedding Vase


Navajo etched pottery is the most recent (and most popular) form to emerge from the Navajo potters. Each piece is pour molded and then painted on a wheel in various colors. Depending on the colors that emerge, different patterns and designs are hand etched along the colors. Once the designs have been etched in to the pot, it goes in to the firing process. Signed by the artist.


9 1/4" Tall, 6 1/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $200.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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Navajo Etched Pottery Wedding Vase


Navajo etched pottery is the most recent (and most popular) form to emerge from the Navajo potters. Each piece is pour molded and then painted on a wheel in various colors. Depending on the colors that emerge, different patterns and designs are hand etched along the colors. Once the designs have been etched in to the pot, it goes in to the firing process. Signed by the artist.


8 1/4" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $120.00 / Your Price: $90.00


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Navajo Etched Pottery Wedding Vase


Navajo etched pottery is the most recent (and most popular) form to emerge from the Navajo potters. Each piece is pour molded and then painted on a wheel in various colors. Depending on the colors that emerge, different patterns and designs are hand etched along the colors. Once the designs have been etched in to the pot, it goes in to the firing process. Signed by the artist.


9" Tall, 5 7/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $220.00 / Your Price: $165.00


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Horsehair Pottery Wedding Vase


by Tom Vail


Signed by the Navajo artist Tom Vail. The horse hair burns when it touches the hot pottery leaving a light stain cooked into it, making a beautiful and unique one of a kind pattern on each piece. The piece is then completely etched by hand on both sides. Etching will vary with each wedding vase.


Small 6 " Tall


Suggested Retail $34.00 / Your Price: $26.00


Medium 7 3/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $52.00 / Your Price: $40.00


Large 8 1/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $78.00 / Your Price: $60.00


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