Jar

Jar

about 1995
Artist
Lonnie Vigil, Nambe, American, 1949 -
Born: Santa Fe, NM
Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM
Active Dates: 1982-
Culture
Nambe
Country
United States
jar
Clay
Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern
2003.1275

Lonnie Vigil (Nambe), Jar, c. 1995. Clay; 10½ x 17¼. © Vigil / NAMBE. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern; 2003.1275

Dimensions
height: 10 1/2 in, 26.6700 cm; diameter: 17 1/4 in, 43.8150 cm
Inscription
On base: "Vigil / Nambe"
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
Lonnie Vigil prefers not to decorate the surface of his jars with painted designs. Instead, his work achieves its subtle and refined beauty from its elegant shape, the use of sparkling micaceous clay, and the carefully controlled circle of “clouds” that forms during the firing process. Vigil consistently receives prizes for his ceramics. He earned a first place award at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1995 for this jar.
Known Provenance
Created 1995 by the artist; purchased from Santa Fe Indian Market by Virginia Vogel Mattern; gifted 2003 to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021