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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 Pottery Wedding Vase


by Mary Small


Mary Small, “Kal-la-Tee”, (New Indian Basket), was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1945 to Seriaco and Perfectita Toya, all members of the Sun Clan. Mary learned the art of traditional pottery making by assisting her mother. Mary was schooled in the “old way” of pottery making, and has mastered the art of processing clay from the earth, hand coiling and then the outdoor firing. Mary and her husband experimented with natural paints to come up with her unique blue/gray slip and burnt red/orange designs. Mary prays to her pots at each stage of the clay process. She was quoted as saying, “When my pottery is finished they are blessed, they have power.” She believes they will bring good luck to all who purchase her pottery. Mary feels that Native Americans have a special responsibility to protect the larger society from its own lack of harmony with nature, and the best way to help is to continue being faithful to their heritage. She is also afraid of changes that may dilute the traditional ways of her people.


13" Tall, 7 1/8" Wide


Suggested Retail $1095.00 / Your Price: $840.00


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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.


12 3/4" Tall, 6 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $525.00 / Your Price: $390.00


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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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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.


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


Suggested Retail $99.00 / Your Price: $75.00


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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" Tall , 4 3/4" Wide 


Suggested Retail $200.00 / Your Price: $150.00


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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 3/8" Tall , 4 1/2" Wide 


Suggested Retail $265.00 / Your Price: $195.00


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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 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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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 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $160.00 / Your Price: $120.00


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Acoma Pueblo Pottery Wedding Vase


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


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


Suggested Retail $180.00 / Your Price: $135.00


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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.


10 3/8" Tall, 5 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $220.00 / Your Price: $165.00


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Hand Coiled 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 known 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.


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


Suggested Retail $115.00 / Your Price: $85.00


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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


Suggested Retail $460.00 / Your Price: $345.00


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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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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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Zuni Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Deldrick Cellicion


Deldrick Cellicion collaborates with his wife, Lorenda Cellicion, at Zuni Pueblo to create polychrome jars, bowls, effigies and wedding vases. His favorite designs are lizards, salamanders, frogs, rosettes, feathers and scroll but it has been the salamander designs that have captured the eye of many pueblo pottery enthusiasts and collectors in recent years. Their work is seen in many New Mexico galleries and fine shops. Deldrick and Lorenda's work is included in "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom; and in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies".


11 7/8" Tall, 6 1/4" Wide


Suggested Retail $240.00 / Your Price: $180.00

 

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Zuni Pueblo Hand Coiled Pottery Wedding Vase


by Deldrick Cellicion


Deldrick Cellicion collaborates with his wife, Lorenda Cellicion, at Zuni Pueblo to create polychrome jars, bowls, effigies and wedding vases. His favorite designs are lizards, salamanders, frogs, rosettes, feathers and scroll but it has been the salamander designs that have captured the eye of many pueblo pottery enthusiasts and collectors in recent years. Their work is seen in many New Mexico galleries and fine shops. Deldrick and Lorenda's work is included in "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom; and in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies".


11 1/2" Tall, 5 1/2" Wide


Suggested Retail $315.00 / Your Price: $235.00


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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: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE


Medium 7 3/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $52.00 / Your Price: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE


Large 8 1/4" Tall


Suggested Retail $78.00 / Your Price: $60.00


Large High Loop 10 1/2" Tall


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