Lonnie Vigil, Micaceous Pot, 1995, fired micaceous clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1997.124.179
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.
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"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
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7 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (18.4 x 21.9 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
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- fired micaceous clay
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