Micaceous Pot

  • 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

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.

Luce Object 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

Title
Micaceous Pot
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Dimensions
7 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (18.4 x 21.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
fired micaceous clay
Classifications
Object Number
1997.124.179
Palette
Linked Open Data
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