Santa Clara potter Vickie Martinez Tafoya has made this traditional, highly polished, deep carved blackware Avanyu pot.
Pottery from the Santa Clara Pueblo is created with the handmade coiling technique where clay coils are wedged together to form a shape. The pottery is coated with a slip and polished with very smooth stones to achieve the shiny and smooth look. Deep carved designs as well as fine etching/carving into the pot (sgraffito) are used. The same red clay and techniques are used for both the redware and the blackware with the blackness of the pottery being achieved by smothering the firing pit at the end of the firing process.Height: 7.5", Width: 8"To learn more about Santa Clara Pueblo pottery, visit our information page.An additional $15 shipping fee will be applied at check out and will be marked as "handling" on your receipt. This item requires specialized packaging to ensure safe delivery.