The pottery produced in the Jemez Pueblo, located in New Mexico, is known for its distinctive earth-tone colors blending stone polished and matte finishes with painted and etched designs. Micaceous clay is a traditional type of clay found only in the Pueblo areas. It is wood fired outdoors to temperatures of 1200 degrees F. The color of the Pottery is caused from the smoke and heat from the fire and can range from red to orange to gray.
These pots can typically be used for cooking and seed/water storage and have a beautiful distinctive shimmer that comes from the high mica content in the clay. Nowadays these pots are highly prized for collection of fine art while the micaceous clay pots celebrate centuries of Pueblo pottery making! This Jemez Pueblo pottery is from the late 1990 to the early 2000's. Each piece is up to 25 years old. By PTA, approximately 9" tall.