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Supreme Micaceous Bean Pot !

Felipe Ortega

About The Supreme Micaceous Bean Pot !

Wishing I had met him based on the video and based on his forms coupled with his embrace of fire cloud "decoration".

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Wishing I had met him based on the video and based on his forms coupled with his embrace of fire cloud "decoration".

About the Artist (1951-2018, Jicarilla Apache and Hispanic) There is a wonderful YouTube video of the artist making and firing his pottery, narrating his process with genuine humor.  In it Felipe labels himself a bean pot maker, as opposed to an artist with a capital "A".  

Highly educated, Ortega earned a degree in Linguistics and Classical Languages at Duns Scotus College in Detroit and a master's in biblical theology and ministry at Oblate College in San Antonio.  Jesusita Martinez taught Ortega to make pottery in the Jicarilla tradition.  He also studied pottery making from the last Jicarilla Apache on the reservation still making pottery, Sara Petago.  His preferred to make utilitarian pottery.  Ortega taught pottery making to individuals from all the New Mexico pueblos as well as to Hispanics and other non-Indians.  

Four pages are devoted to Felipe Ortega in the chapter Master and Masterworks found in the publication All That Glitters  The Emergence of Native American Micaceous Art Pottery in Northern New Mexico.

This gentleman's pottery is possessed by noteworthy institutions such as the Smithsonian.
 


Culture American Indian, Latin American
Medium Coil and scape formed micaceous clay
Size 8 1/2" height (including lid) X maximum diameter of 8 1/2" (including handles)
Signed "Felipe Jicarilla Apache La Madera N.M." inscribed underneath
Date of creation Circa 2010
Condition Mint !
Provenance Ge Nel
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