San Felipe puzzle pot by Herbert Candelario

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San Felipe puzzle pot by Herbert Candelario

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7 1/4" diameter x 7 3/4" high

made out of local red clay for the body with micaceous clay from Nambe and Picuris for the slip

excellent condition

ex: Private Collection, 1995

$3600.*SALE (Price reduced from $4500.)

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Hubert Candelario has been well-recognized as an important Pueblo artist/potter. There are very few potters from San Felipe Pueblo. Self-motivated and self-taught, Candelario uses clay from various sources within the Pueblos. He prepares the clay in a traditional Pueblo manner, striving to produce very thin-walled vessels. The micaceous slip that he uses gives his pottery a characteristic luster. He fires his pottery in a kiln in order to avoid hot spots that are commonly found in traditional outdoor firing.

This pot was collected in 1995. Candelario went on to develop pottery with cut-out designs. He has said that he wants to incorporate structural principals while trying to push the limits of the coiled structure. Both designs are well-received by the public.

Candelario's work was featured in "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation " and is included in the catalog of the same from the American Craft Museum in New York City (2002). Several of his pots are in the Denver Art Museum's permanent collection.