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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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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.


10 1/4" Tall , 5 3/4" Wide 


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Jemez Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Natalie Sandia


Natalie Sandia is the the daughter of award winning artist Geraldine Sandia. Natalie has been potting for over 20 years, and learned the craft by watching her mother. She uses all natural clays gathered from around the Jemez Pueblo to create her work. She signs her pieces N. Sandia, Jemez.


6 5/8" Tall, 4" 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.


Mary is related to the following artists: Anna Marie Sendo (mother) and Kimberly Eteeyan (daughter).


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


Suggested Retail $335.00 / Your Price: $249.00


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Jemez Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Benjamin & Geraldine Toya


Benjamin Toya, in collaboration with his wife, Geraldine Toya, created this beautiful wedding vase. He is of the Acorn Clan and has been making fine line, polychrome jars, vases wedding vases and bowls since 1985. "Ben and Geraldine Toya are noted for their large fine line black-on-white with polychrome highlights. They have been rewarded for their efforts winning Best of Show and Best of pottery at the New Mexico State Fair." Gregory Schaaf, Southern Pueblo Artists: 2000 Artist Biographies.


14 1/4" Tall, 6 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $425.00 / Your Price: $345.00


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Acoma Hand Coiled Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Donoldo Victorino


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


12" Tall, 7 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $300.00 / Your Price: $225.00


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Acoma Hand Coiled Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Josephine Antonio


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


12 1/4" Tall, 7 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $350.00 / Your Price: $285.00


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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.


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


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Acoma Pueblo Hand Made Storyteller 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.


4" Tall, 2 1/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $160.00 / Your Price: $120.00


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Santa Clara Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Sammy Naranjo


Sammy is an accomplished Santa Clara potter. He learned his trade from his mother, Flora Naranjo. Sammy uses black and red tones to create striking pieces that are carved with great detail. This piece is signed.


9 1/2" Tall, 4 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $950.00 / Your Price: $690.00


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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: $45.00


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Rainbow Horsehair Pottery Wedding Vase


by Velcita Whitegoat


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 all sides and painted with bright colors. This piece is signed by the artist.


8" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $225.00 / Your Price: $165.00


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Human Hair Pottery Wedding Vase


by Gary Louis


The 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. This piece is signed by the artist.


8 1/4" Tall, 6" Wide


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Acoma Pueblo Hand Coiled Wedding Vase


by Earlene Antonio


Earlene hand coiled this beautiful wedding vase and painted it with traditional designs. Signed by the artist.


8 3/4" Tall, 6" Wide


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Jay Vallo


Jeanette Vallo, “Nah-Sde-Te”, known as “Jay”, is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born into the Acoma Pueblo in 1959. She was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of working with pottery by observing her grandmother, Lita Garcia, at a very young age. She comes from a family of talented and creative pottery makers and painters. The lucrative aspect was also inspiration for Jay to become an artist. Jay is a natural gifted painter and with this in her blood she began painting many patterns at the age of 18.


Jay specializes in hand painting ceramic pottery. She hand paints eye dazzling starburst and fine line patterns on wedding vases and other shapes of pottery. Jay was taught the traditional methods of hand coiling pottery using ancient traditional methods from her family members. However, she really enjoys the hand painting side of working with the pottery. She signs her pottery as Jay Vallo, Acoma. Jay is related to the following artists: Brian Chino (brother), Corrine Chino (sister), Germaine Reed (sister), and Edna Chino (mother).


8 1/4" Tall, 6" Wide


Suggested Retail $240.00 / Your Price: $180.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


This is a beautiful, Acoma pueblo wedding vase. It is hand painted on all sides in red and black designs common on the pueblo. It is signed by the artist, Myra Lukee.

 

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


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Acoma Hand Coiled Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


by Dave Antonio


This hand coiled pot features geometric designs in black, orange and white.  It is signed by the artist.


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


Suggested Retail $135.00 / Your Price: $99.00


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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 1/2" Tall, 4 1/2" 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.


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


Suggested Retail $80.00 / Your Price: $60.00


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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


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Large High Loop 10 1/2" Tall


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