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Seductive Black on Black Pottery Vessel

Carmelita Dunlap

About The Seductive Black on Black Pottery Vessel

Often we focus on pottery's decoration.  In this case, we experience a magnificent jar's form, which is perfectly captivating!

Savvy Price $6,500.00

Gallery Price $7,500.00

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Often we focus on pottery's decoration.  In this case, we experience a magnificent jar's form, which is perfectly captivating!

About the Artist

(1925-1999) Niece to Desideria Montoya and Maria Martinez, Carmelita Vigil's mother died at an early age. Her skilled aunts taught her to make pottery, as she spent a few months on and off with each of them.

Having won First Place in her division of pottery at Indian Market an unprecedented twenty times, Carmelita was designated a National Treasure during the Nixon administration.

All steps in pottery making (coiling, fashioning, sanding) Dunlap carried out with precision, because this all led to the way that the pot would look when completed.  After the designs were painted on the polished surface with slip, she fired her pottery in an outdoor open-air pit using wood and manure as fuel. 


Medium Hand-coiled and painted blackware pottery
Size 14 1/2" height X 11 1/2" maximum diameter
Signed "Carmelita Dunlap San Ildefonso Pueblo" on bottom
Condition Good, not excellent due to few slip disturbances. See last two photos.
Provenance Liv
Other Works by Carmelita Dunlap
Velvety Black on Black Wedding Jar, Pottery by Carmelita Dunlap Magnificent Tall Polished and Painted Pottery Jar, Pottery by Carmelita Dunlap