Gabriel is a Jemez Pueblo artist who works with traditional methods. He is the son of Persingula Gonzales and the Grandson of Anacita Chinana. He gathers his clay from the clay pits at Jemez Pueblo, and tempers it with ash from the nearby super-volcano deposits. He uses traditional paints and clay slips, of various colors, from the local plants and earth. The pottery is hand-coiled, without the use of the wheel, hand carved, and wood-fired outdoors, as is the Jemez Pueblo tradition. This piece is signed.
3 1/2" Tall, 4" Wide