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Micaceous Pot

1995 Lonnie Vigil Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico fired micaceous clay 7 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (18.4 x 21.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1997.124.179 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B


Luce Center Quote

"I don't do my work for recognition. I do it because I love it. I feel blessed to be able to do this work; I believe this blessing comes from my genealogy, from centuries and centuries of living in this sacred land." Lonnie Vigil, Art New Mexico, 1999

Luce Center Label

Lonnie Vigil hand builds his pots using coils of mica clay, then fires them outdoors to create a brown, smoky finish. The flecks of mica in the clay sparkle against this dark, burnished surface, evoking tiny stars or jewels.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

folk art

clay

About Lonnie Vigil

Born: Santa Fe, New Mexico