A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique double-walled ceramic travel mug is a replica of a single beautiful micaceous clay pot handcrafted especially for Shumakolowa by award-winning artist Martha Romero of Nambe Pueblo.
Martha utilized traditional hand-gathered clay and coiling methods to create a beautiful work of functional art. Romero burnished the entire pot with her polishing stone prior to pit-firing it outdoors, giving it a natural balanced pattern throughout.
The simplicity of the vessel reflects the tradition of utilitarian pottery Nambe is known for, where the natural shimmer of mica shines through in place of applied decoration.
- Collectible ceramic travel mug
- Based on original by artist Martha Romero of Nambé Pueblo
- Cup measurements: 5-3/4" H x 2½" L x 3¼" W
- 12 oz capacity
- Press-in suction lid
- Not for use in dishwashers or microwaves
The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed on imported ceramics.
About the Artist
Martha Romero is a renowned potter from the Pueblo of Nambé who creates unpainted pieces that allow the clay’s nature to shine through, creating a unique parallel to her Indian name, Kwahtenbay, which means Rainbow.
She draws her cultural and artistic influence from her mother, Rose Alice Baca, and she has studied under pottery instructors Clarence Cruz, Pamela Lujan-Hauer, and Michael Bancroft. Martha has shown her work at SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market.
All of the participating artists receive royalties for each mug sold, with proceeds also supporting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.