2022-16a Bisque-fired shepherd

2022-16a Bisque-fired shepherd

o This is the first of three catalog entries about this group of pottery. Each begins with the same introduction. Carrying almost no design, with only subtle suggestions of form, this small grouping of effigies stands in stark contrast to the 11 other beautifully...
2022-15  Small carved serpent pot

2022-15 Small carved serpent pot

This is a small but complexly-carved pot.  Seen by itself, its conception and detailed execution are striking. Seen in the context of the eleven other pots by Nathan in this collection, the extraordinary range of ability of its maker is amplified. Form: From a...
2019-24 Modern Anasazi-inspired bowl

2019-24 Modern Anasazi-inspired bowl

  Nathan Begaye’s earliest work as a teenager is strikingly well-painted using a variation of an ancient Sikyatki design (2013-01).    Thereafter, while his work remained rooted in Native aesthetic, his exceptional creativity produced a dazzling variety of...
2019-20 Hopi maiden statue

2019-20 Hopi maiden statue

The statue is 7.125″ deep (front to back) at the base; 6.125″ deep, chest to the lip of the spout. This collection contains a number of Hopi effigy pots (see category listing), but nothing that approaches the form, detail or expressiveness of this work by...
2018-10 Intricate star jar

2018-10 Intricate star jar

Nathan Begaye was a brilliant, iconoclastic  potter and this pot is representative of his best work. Thirty years after I first saw it and tried to buy it, it finally entered my collection. The form: The walls of this pot are thin, but not as thin as those of 2013-01...