Santa Clara jar by Nathan Youngblood

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Santa Clara jar by Nathan Youngblood

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incised bear paw design

6 5/8" diameter x 7 3/8" high

excellent condition

ex: Private Collection

1992

$4500.* (Price reduced from $5900.)

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Nathan Youngblood learned pottery making under the tutelage of his grandmother, Margaret Tafoya (the Matriarch of Santa Clara pottery). He has continually evolved, mastering the traditional techniques and forms and expanding his repertoire to include an Asian aesthetic..  According to Charles King, "the precision of his carving and the brilliance of his stone polished surfaces are unparalleled." His work has been included in major works on Pueblo pottery and he is the only Native American artist who to reflect Asian aestheticsse works are included in the White House Collection of American Crafts.

This pot was made in 1990s, when a very accomplished Nathan paid tribute to Margaret Tafoya's forms and designs. With his own bear paw design and the elegant form, Nathan makes his own statement to a traditional Santa Clara design.