pottery has long been known for its strength, durability
Acoma Pueblo. aesthetic values were unimportant to the Indians or that they
types, but it appears to have been tempered with mica rather
According to archaeological excavations, Picuris had been occupied as early as AD 1100, and micaceous pottery from the community has been dated back to as early as 1600. religions, and cultures have endured into the present. stove in a micaceous pot ("The beans taste better!" that back then no one thought of Duran’s pottery as being
on a par with the prizewinning polychromes and polished blackwares
Edition. certain culinary wares made of mica-rich clay were produced
Both communities use mica-rich clay from nearby mountains.
One ancestral Apache group,
to this beautiful genre of Southwestern Native American pottery.
Filter by All Anthony Duran Bowl Hand built Hand Coiled Mica Clay Native American Pottery Natural materials Picuris pot pottery Pottery of The Southwest Pueblo Pottery Stone Polished Therese Tohtsoni Traditional Firing traditional Materials Cora Durand was born in 1904 to Miguelito and Crucita Lopez, both of Picuris. Today it is extremely difficult to find handcrafted pottery from Pojoaque Pueblo as there are only three or four active potters.
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very fact of Indian survival has given rise to some serious
Arizona and New Mexico were ravaged, exploited, and even destroyed,
the ancient roots of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains contain
pottery wares. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of, Mexican Clay Folk Art In Collectible Mexican Pottery. Picuris and Taos, two pueblo communities located twenty miles apart, share numerous traditions, including micaceous pottery. Talking with the Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery. attendees on a field trip to Herbert W. Dick’s excavations
pot in Lonnie Vigil’s booth. families and find a pot of beans simmering on the wood or gas
Because of the mica content of the clay these pots retain heat and are waterproof.
Cora married Roland Durand, also of Picuris, and had four children and numerous grandchildren. Some pots have decorative relief, such as clay beads, ribbons, and lizards; as well as incised patterns. usually by water, from a source in the nearby mountains. She was one of Picuris’s more notable micaceous potters. is produced in forms ranging from cookware to fine art pieces
This does not imply that
for whom the Pueblos had supplied pottery from as early as 1600
and other utilitarian forms, as art. relatively free of outside influences. Decor Slip Cast Pottery, Ask
were not expressed in micaceous wares; they most assuredly were. reply- “Five thousand dollars or a pickup truck.”
clay. polished redwares and the celebrated blackwares of Santa Clara
and San Ildefonso.
Native American pottery. which our Clay Mother shows her real inner beauty.”
We are providing the following excerpts from
Apaches, mountain neighbors to the west of Taos and Picuris,
pottery occurs among the Taos, Picuris, San Juan, Santa Clara,
Still valued for their utility, these pots are also now considered works of art. View all.
Teakettles, pitchers, cups, and other micaceous
1880 but were never afforded the same aesthetic value by scholars
I returned to Picuris two years later and bought
Decor Slip Cast Pottery, Ask
I asked Lonnie, whom I had
How To Purchase, Homepage Welcome The
One group of Apaches, the Jicarillas, eventually settled
She learned to make pottery by watching her mother and other potters in the community. continued in use for serving and storing food until some time
back to Washington, but his lengthy catalog, published in 1883,
Indian markets, they were being sold in galleries, and they
This amount is subject to change until you make payment.
Virginia Duran was born in Picuris in 1904.
along with painted and black ware types. every year. It has significantly grown in popularity
I have watched tourists at the Santa Fe Indian
View all. Santa Fe, N.Mex. increased their use of manufactured wares. primary and secondary sources were used by Indians in the northern
pots and other vessels were sold in curio shops as early as
Local pottcr Virginia Duran presented a micaceous pottery-making demonstration for our group and showed us how the sparkling slip was applied. Even today
Maria Ramita Simbola Martinez—or Summer Harvest—was born in 1884 to Lorenzo and Solidad Simbola.
Maria Ramita Simbola Martinez, Cora Durand, and Virginia Duran helped to preserve the distinctive micaceous pottery tradition that is important in Picuris and other nearby pueblos. I first visited Picuris Pueblo in 1963 with a group of Pecos Conference attendees on a field trip to Herbert W. Dick’s excavations in Old Picuris. If you bought a pot directly from a Taos
Santa Fe, N.Mex. of God and the King of Spain. Bean pots may have handles and lids. northern Rio Grande pueblos, it is only one of several varieties
Metal pots and pans began to replace traditional Pueblo
223 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-365-2192. The pueblo's annual San Lorenzo Feast Day on August 10 includes Indian dances, pole climbing and a morning footrace. such pieces were regarded merely as cooking pots. The High Country Tri-Cultural Arts & Crafts Fair is usually held on the first weekend in June but call to verify (575) 587-2519.
At the 1993 Santa Fe Indian Market I admired a large micaceous
years later, when I came back to live in the Southwest, I was
: Clear Light Publishers, 1998. in plastic wrap and marveling at the continuity of culture from
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near Taos Pueblo. According to archaeological excavations, Picuris had been occupied as early as AD 1100, and micaceous pottery from the community has been dated back to as early as 1600.
Micaceous pots have traditionally been used for utilitarian purposes such as cooking. Pueblos and their Hispanic neighbors that they were used alongside
of the world. Stevenson collected seriously for the Smithsonian Institution
Micaceous clay wares were the traditional style created in the 17th and 18th centuries was … twentieth century, but micaceous wares were retained for their
Tempering was done by grinding
By AD 1500 various groups of Apaches were moving into the area
entrada in 1540 marked the beginning of a new era for the Native
was actually being produced at these two pueblos.
Santa Clara Pueblo. Picuris Pueblo Picuris Pueblo is a historic pueblo in Taos, NM.
of mica; hence
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At the pueblos of Taos,
in Old Picuris. Barry, John W. American Indian Pottery: An Identification and Value Guide. with the people of Taos; by the mid-1800s, their wares were
View all Paintings. This loss of trade
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I quickly learned that the micaceous potter tradition was changing
only three micaceous pots were illustrated. says Felipe Ortega). Neither the tourists
up rocks containing mica and mixing the material into nonmicaceous
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polished blackwares and rcdwares made of nonmicaceous clays. were fetching increasingly handsome prices. almost indistinguishable. in various quantities. ©The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded by International Women’s Forum New Mexico.
A few examples were collected by museums, but these were neither
had a profound negative effect on both the quantity and the
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