Lonnie Vigil

Name
Lonnie Vigil
born Santa Fe, NM 1949
Active in
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
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U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Lonnie Vigil studied business administration at Eastern New Mexico University, then pursued a career as a financial consultant (The Santa Fe New Mexican, 2001). After working in Washington, D.C., for several years, he realized that his life gave him "nothing to feed my soul," and decided to return home to Nambe; Pueblo, New Mexico. His great-grandmother and great-aunts were potters and he learned to make pottery in the traditional way, by digging his own clay and firing it in an outdoor pit. He feels responsible for keeping the Nambe; Pueblo culture alive and "making sure that the Clay Mother stays alive in my village." (Lonnie Vigil, Indian Arts Research Center, 1998)

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Works by This Artist

1995
fired micaceous clay