2020-08 Modern Sikyatki Macaw effigy pot, Zuni clay

2020-08 Modern Sikyatki Macaw effigy pot, Zuni clay

Photographs: King Galleries This effigy of a Macaw parrot has historical roots that bridge two pueblos: Hopi and Zuni.  On the one hand it was formed by a Hopi man and is closely modeled after examples from the ancient Hopi village of  Sikyatki, like the one included...
2020-07 Vase with kiva mural images, Zuni clay

2020-07 Vase with kiva mural images, Zuni clay

Photographs: Kin g Galleries   The images on this vase are a prayer for blessing, not mere decoration.  Yet it was made to be sold, so it is also marked by commercial decisions.  Both its iconography and dual pueblos of origin are complicated. Form: The vessel...
2019-11  Coal-fired modern Sikyatki wall plaque

2019-11 Coal-fired modern Sikyatki wall plaque

Born in 1987, Bobby Silas was taught potting by a member of the Navasie family.  According to Charles King, Bobby has been potting only four years and is intent on reviving Sikyatki pottery using local clay, tools and variations of the ancient designs.  I believe he...