Angie Yazzie is known for her egg-shell thin pieces which are among the best micaceous pottery being made today.
This beautiful rectangular bowl is one of Angie’s signature pieces. It weighs only 1.5 pounds!
She hand coils her pieces from local clay, which is rich in mica. After drying, each piece is smoothed and sanded by hand. Firing is done in an outside pit with dry cedar or bark as is traditional at Taos Pueblo. Angie creates black pottery by placing a large trash can over the still smoldering fire and creating an oxygen reduced atmosphere. Each perfect piece sparkles due to the micaceous clay.
Her work is found in many prestigious private collections and in the permanent collections of many museums including the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Millicent Rogers Museum, and the Heard Museum. She has won numerous ribbons in her career including Best of Pottery Ribbon at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2017 and another 1st Place in Pottery at the 2018 Santa Fe Indian Market.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.