2018-03 Gourd-shaped clay rattle

2018-03 Gourd-shaped clay rattle

This is a visually simple and elegant “pot,” and thus is typical of much of Randall’s work. Substantially heavy for its size, I assume the walls of this gourd -shaped rattle are fairly thick.  From what I can see, the only opening (to let out air...
2015-09 Gourd jar

2015-09 Gourd jar

Jar 2015-09 features a narrow waist that almost divides the vessel in two and results in a round ball-shaped top resting on a wide-shouldered bottom. It’s an unusual and dramatic shape. Given the small opening, one supposes that the top and bottom were fabricated...
2015-08	Kiva jar with wooden katchina and ladder

2015-08 Kiva jar with wooden katchina and ladder

This is a unique pairing of clay jar and wooden carving. Their combination is a demonstration of the creative talent of Randall Sahmie and a reminder of what we have lost too soon. The jar is almost undecorated and is in the shape of an ovoid pressed slightly flat....
2009-07 Elegant Plainware Scoop

2009-07 Elegant Plainware Scoop

Randy worked in a variety of art forms: painting, kachina carving, and—to a lesser degree—clay. One iconic product of his art was plain ladles with straight handles topped by carved wooden kachinas. Undecorated and unsigned, the graceful presence of this little ladle...