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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 Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Brenda Cerno


Brenda is a very talented Acoma artist, well known for her intricately hand painted wildlife and geometric designs. This large wedding vase was hand coiled and features her parrot figures surrounded by fine line and geometric designs in natural paints. Signed by the artist.

 

11 1/4" Tall, 7 3/4" Wide


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Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Phyllis and Marlin Hemlock


This is a traditional Santa Clara wedding vase by husband and wife team, Phyllis and Marlin Hemlock. It was hand coiled and carved with a deep avanyu design and accented with turquoise stones. This piece is signed and comes from a private collection. The exact age is unknown and the condition is excellent.


9" Tall, 6 1/2" Wide


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Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Mida Tafoya


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


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


Suggested Retail $675.00 / Your Price: $495.00


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Santa Clara Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Gwen Tafoya


Gwen Tafoya was born in 1965 into the Santa Clara Pueblo-Tewa. She began experimenting with pottery making at the age of 6. She started out hand coiling small bowls and pots, using traditional methods. Gwen began making larger pieces of pottery by the time she reached the age of 16, and eventually would etch on the pottery steadily. Gwen was inspired to make pottery by her mother, Mary Agnes Tafoya. She taught Gwen all the fundamentals of hand coiling traditional Santa Clara Pottery.


Gwen specializes in hand coiling traditional Santa Clara pottery which she then carves and etches by hand. She gathers her natural pigments from within the hills of the Santa Clara Pueblo. Gwen cleans, mixes, hand coils, shapes, polishes, and fires her pottery outdoors with horse manure. She signs her pottery as “Gwen Tafoya SCP”.


10 3/8" Tall, 5 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $750.00 / Your Price: $595.00


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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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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Juanita Fragua


Juanita Fragua is one of the foremost potters responsible for the renaissance pottery. She has been making traditional pottery for over 25 years, beginning at a time when sun-dried poster-painted pottery was the norm at Jemez Pueblo. Her beautiful stone-polished pottery has brought her recognition and blue ribbons at shows all over the country. She also has two very talented potting daughters: Glendora Fragua and B J Fragua. This piece is signed.


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


Suggested Retail $360.00 / Your Price: $285.00


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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. She signs her pieces D & M Chinana because her husband often helps her with parts of the pottery making process.


6 5/8" Tall , 4 1/4" Wide 


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Jemez Pueblo Wedding Vase


by Christine Tosa


Christine R. Tosa was born in 1950 into the Jemez Pueblo. She was inspired to learn the art of pottery making from her Mother-in-Law, the late Persingula Tosa. Christine began experimenting with pottery making at the age of 12. She learned all the fundamentals of pottery making, and began hand coiling small bowls and worked her way up to larger pottery.

Christine specializes in handmade Jemez Pueblo, polished pottery. All of her pottery comes from Mother Earth, from start to finish. She digs up her own clay, mixes, shapes, paints and fires her pottery, the traditional way, outdoors. She paints birds, serpents, feathers, and other traditional designs on her pottery. Christine can make all shapes and sizes of pottery. She said “I always start out making bowls, and before I know it, I have a wedding vase.” Wedding vases are extremely challenging to make and she welcomes the challenge. Christine signs her pottery as: C. Tosa, Jemez, Walatowa.


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


Suggested Retail $220.00 / Your Price: $165.00


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Jemez Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Juanita Fragua


Juanita Fragua is one of the foremost potters responsible for the renaissance pottery. She has been making traditional pottery for over 25 years, beginning at a time when sun-dried poster-painted pottery was the norm at Jemez Pueblo. Her beautiful stone-polished pottery has brought her recognition and blue ribbons at shows all over the country. She also has two very talented potting daughters: Glendora Fragua and B J Fragua. This piece is signed.


7 5/8" Tall, 5" Wide


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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.


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


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Zuni Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase

 

by Agnes Peynetsa


This wedding vase was hang coiled and painted by Zuni artist, Agnes Peynetsa. Signed by the artist.

 

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


Suggested Retail $100.00 / Your Price: $75.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Santana Phillips


This beautiful piece features a traditional geometric designs in black and orange with a lizard painted on the top. Signed by the Acoma pueblo artist.


7 3/4" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $135.00 / Your Price: $99.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


This handmade piece is hand painted with black eye dazzler and geometric designs.  It is signed by the artist, Beverly Garcia.


8 1/2" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $200.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Pottery


by Jose Villa


Hand coiled wedding vase with etched and painted butterfly designs with a matte finish. Signed by the artist. Includes a pottery ring stand.


8" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $180.00 / Your Price: $135.00


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Navajo Etched Pottery

 

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.


7 3/4" Tall, 5 3/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $105.00 / Your Price:$84.00


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San Juan Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Brenda Correa


Brenda Correa is a Native American artist from the San Juan pueblo. She specializes in black on black pottery that is hand painted and then fired three times at 2000 degrees.  Brenda is the daughter of well know potter, Maria Adelecia. This piece is signed by Brenda with her trademark Bear Paw.


7" Tall, 4" Wide


Suggested Retail $80.00 / Your Price: $60.00


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San Juan Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Brenda Correa


Brenda Correa is a Native American artist from the San Juan pueblo. She specializes in black on black pottery that is hand painted and then fired three times at 2000 degrees.  Brenda is the daughter of well know potter, Maria Adelecia. This piece is signed by Brenda with her trademark Bear Paw.


8 1/2" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $115.00 / Your Price: $85.00


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Horsehair Pottery High Loop 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. Etched designs will vary on each piece.


10 1/2" Tall


Suggested Retail $80.00 / Your Price: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE


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Horsehair Pottery Large 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. Etched designs will vary on each piece.


8 1/4" Tall


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Horsehair Pottery Medium 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. Etched designs will vary on each piece.


7 3/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $54.00 / Your Price: $40.00


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Horsehair Pottery Small Wedding Vase


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. Etching will vary slightly with each piece.


6" Tall


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