- Lonnie Vigil, Nambe, American, 1949 -
- Born: Santa Fe, NM
- Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM
- Active Dates: 1982-
Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern
Lonnie Vigil (Nambe), Jar, c. 1995. Clay; 10½ x 17¼. © Vigil / NAMBE. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern; 2003.1275
Dimensionsheight: 10 1/2 in, 26.6700 cm; diameter: 17 1/4 in, 43.8150 cm
InscriptionOn base: "Vigil / Nambe"
CollectionIndigenous 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 ProvenanceCreated 1995 by the artist; purchased from Santa Fe Indian Market by Virginia Vogel Mattern; gifted 2003 to the Denver Art Museum
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