Angie Yazzie Melon Bowl


Item Number: DR 2109
Pueblo: Taos Pueblo
Artist: Angie Yazzie
Medium: Clay
Age:  Circa 1990s
Dimensions: 12” X 6 ½”


SKU: DR 2109 Categories: , , ,


This micaceous melon bowl is both a striking work of art and a functional piece to use.  Angie is known for her large and ultralight, extremely thin walled vessels. Her pieces are decorated with only the beautiful fire clouds which occur during firing and have an almost satin feel to the finish.

This bowl is made in the traditional manner – hand coiled of local clay, rich in mica, and pit fired by a master potter. The walls are thin with mica flecks sparkling throughout the body. The form is a melon shape and is stunning in its simplicity and structure. The micaceous clay needs no tempering agent to prevent cracking and breaking during firing process. It emerges with beautiful golden flecks and smudges of smoke clouds that only enhance the beauty of the bowl, giving the piece depth and texture. It is due to the laborious polishing process that the clay sparkles after firing, which is a unique quality to the beautiful pottery of Taos.

Angie’s works is found in many prestigious private collections and in the permanent collections of many museums around the world. She has won numerous ribbons in her career, mostly recently receiving the coveted Best of Pottery Ribbon at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2017.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from a private collector in Texas.

Additional information

Weight 60 oz