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
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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